Most Chevy fans seem to be happy with the official announcement of the 2018 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van. In this stagnant market of pickup trucks and compact crossovers, Chevrolet’s announcement comes as a breath of fresh air for everybody. While people are often confused between the choice of a pickup truck and a cargo van, a deeper research of this Express will help people decide even better.
P2018 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van – Powerful Engine
Rumors say this Cargo van from Chevy will include three engine options – The base model will include a 5.3-liter V8 engine producing 310 hp. Its 2500 variant will probably get hold of a 4.8-litre or 6.0-litre engine churning out 350 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. The 3500 express as its third variant will receive a 6.6-liter turbo diesel V8 engine capable of producing 260hp and 525 lb-ft of torque.
While power options seem to be quite similar to the Ford 150 or GMC Sierra 1500. Where the 2018 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van stands out is in its fuel efficiency. It provides 19 mpg in cities and 22 mpg on highways which beats Ford’s 150 by a slight margin.
Noteworthy to mention is the towing capacity this engine offers. With a payload capacity of more than 4,000 lbs and a towing capacity of almost 10,000 lbs, this cargo van is ready to give a tough competition to any of its segment relevant pickups.
2018 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van – Exterior and Interior Design
Exteriors of the 2018 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van will get minor updates if necessary. Standard halogen headlights adorn the front fascia along with a black mesh grille with Chevrolet logo in the center. Front bumpers will be black for the base model while body-colored for its upper trims. It houses a couple of fog lamps and a large air intake in the middle.
This cargo van will be a 4 door vehicle with the rear doors capable of sliding to open. As for the wheels, Chevy has opted for standard 20-inch rims which. Keeping in mind the size of the vehicle is an apt choice.
The Chevrolet Express Cargo Van 2018 Cargo Van has an interior that can be used for multiple purposes. While its basic use is to carry goods, the van can be modified to arrange for passenger seating as well. Accommodation options come in 2 seaters, 4 seaters, 8 seater or 12 seater variants. Maximum cargo space figures stand at 313 cubic ft and vary with increase in seating capacities.
Taking off its other noticeable interior aspects, standard features include cloth or leather-upholstered steering wheel and seats. Infotainment has been well taken care of with a 7-inch diagonal touchscreen that includes Bluetooth, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot as standard. It also includes a couple of 120V power outlets and Chevrolet MyLink navigation system.
As a cargo van, people will not expect Chevy to lay much emphasis on safety. But the facts speak on a different note. StabiliTrak Electronic Stability System comes as standard along with all around air bags in the Chevrolet Express Cargo Van 2018. Parking of this big vehicle has been made easier with Rear vision cameras and Available Rear Park Assist. Other features include On-Star Automatic Crash Response system and Standard Steel Side Door Beams.
2018 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van – Price, Release Date, and Competitors
As per sources 2018 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van should release by the end of 2017. It will have a price bracket of $30,000 and higher trims will range up to $40,000.