Commercial work vans are a necessity in many fields, especially contracting, delivery, and passenger services. GMC accommodates the entrepreneur and business-minded savants in the transportation field with a selection of utilitarian options within the categories of commercial vans and trucks, especially for those looking for the latest in commercial vehicle offerings. The 2021 GMC work van is designed specifically for a number of work-related tasks and can even be customized to fit the needs of specialized working environments due to adaptive designs made for upfitting.
GMC Savana Passenger and Cargo Vans are full-size vans designed to carry between 12 and 15 passengers and are constructed for those looking for specific vehicles that can be configured to their liking. The Savana Cargo Van 2500 and 3500 series have become renowned for heavy-duty utilitarian work, including in the emergency services field, transportation, and industrial work. The van originally was used for basic contracting and tradesmen work in the plumbing, electrical, and construction fields, and eventually were used for emergency and rescue purposes, too. The Savana Passenger Van 2500 and 3500 series has been used for similar jobs as the Cargo Van but is more-so recognized for ferrying large amounts of passengers, with multiple rows of seats in a body-on-frame design set atop a heavy-duty chassis.
For the 2021 GMC Savana models, several changes have been made to improve the overall performance and capabilities of the Passenger and Cargo Van. GMC upgraded the longstanding 6.0-liter Vortec flex-fuel V8 with a 6.6-liter V8, housing 401 horsepower and up to 464 lb-ft of torque, providing drivers with the power necessary to handle large loads and cargo. In addition to the 6.6-liter L8T V8, the Passenger and Cargo Vans also come with optional powertrains that include the 4.3-liter V6 that produces 276 horsepower and 298 lb-ft of torque, which is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission with a rear-wheel drivetrain. For more torque-ready heft and efficient fuel economy, the Savana also has a 2.8-liter Duramax inline four-cylinder turbo-diesel option, which offers up to 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque on a rear-wheel drive configuration that's paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Both iterations of the Savana are built for the day-in and day-out workloads of everyday life, packing a gross vehicle weight rating to handle heavy towing, trailering, and cargo capacities. In particular, the V6 powertrain configuration of the 2021 GMC work vans have seen their gross combined weight rating improved up to 15,000 pounds.
For work that requires bespoke solutions, the 2021 GMC Savana Cutaway Van is perfect for the job. The Savana Cutaway Van comes in two models: the 3500 and 4500 series. The design for the 3500 is situated on three optional wheelbases, including 139-inches, 159-inches, and 177-inches. The 4500 chassis has two optional wheelbases that include an extended base at 159-inches and a long wheelbase at 177-inches.
The 3500 series has a max gross vehicle weight rating of 12,300 pounds and a fuel tank capacity of 32 gallons. An optional extended tank is available that provides drivers with a 57-gallons of fuel tank capacity. The 4500 series is much larger than its smaller sibling, with a gross vehicle weight rating of 14,200 pounds. The benefits of the 2021 Savana Cutaway Van is that it can be configured to fit a wide range of utilities, including hauling a lot of payload of up to 8,920 pounds when properly equipped.
Thanks to the GMC upfitters program, you can customize the Cutaway Van for specific purposes, including utilizing upfits such as a school bus for fleet purposes or a shuttle for transportation and tourist businesses. Alternatively, the Cutaway Van can be upfit with an emergency ambulance body or a utility box for contract, trade, or industrial work. The Cutaway Van upfit packages can also equip the GMC commercial vehicle with a number of amenities.
Upfit the shuttle/school bus chassis package to add comfort and convenience features such as air conditioning, auxiliary rear heat provisions, two 30-amp circuits, and a body control module calibration that allows drivers to manually operate stop and turn signals separate from one another. The ambulance and rescue upfit configuration package comes equipped with a 220-amp alternator, an isolated second battery with rundown protection, two 12-volt auxiliaries, a 120-volt power outlet, and an HVAC system with auxiliary rear heat provisions. This upfit also has StabiliTrak for electronic stability control and automated traction control system3.
The Savana Passenger Van is available in three configurations, including the 2500 with a regular wheelbase at 135.20 inches, an overall height of 84.50 inches, and a maximum cargo volume of 218.50 square feet. The gross vehicle weight rating of the Savana Passenger Van 2500 series is 8,600 pounds. Both the 2500 and 3500 regular wheelbase Passenger Vans can seat up to 12 passengers.
The 3500 regular wheelbase is also 135.20 inches, with an overall height of 84.50 inches, and a cargo volume from the first row of seats consisting of 218.50 square feet, but it contains a gross vehicle weight rating of 9,600 pounds. The 3500 extended wheelbase provides additional volume, with a wheelbase of 155.10 inches and 255.50 square feet of cargo volume. It can also seat up to 12 passengers and has a gross vehicle weight rating of 9,600 pounds, with a maximum payload capacity of 3,431 pounds.
The 2021 Savana Passenger Van only has one drivetrain configuration (rear-wheel drive) but is available in two trims: the LS and the LT. Both trims are available with three different powertrain options, including the 4.3-liter V6 gas engine, the 6.6-liter V8 direct injection with variable valve timing, and the 2.8-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel inline four-cylinder. The 2.8L diesel engine produces 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.
The difference between the LS and LT is that the Driver Convenience Package, which contains cruise control and a tilt steering wheel, comes standard with the LT but is available only as an optional purchase for the LS. The LT also receives the Chrome Appearance Package as a standard exterior feature, which contains chrome front and rear bumpers, a chrome grille, and chrome center caps. For the interior, the LT trim comes standard with cloth upholstery for the front bucket seats and a deluxe center console with swing-out storage.
Standard safety systems such as lane departure warnings and forward collision alerts also come with the LT without requiring additional equipment. There are five optional packages available for the Savanna Passenger Van, along with optional interior comfort, convenience, and infotainment features such as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Bluetooth support, and interior protection utilities. The 2021 Savana Passenger Van is versatile and perfect for all your business' transportation needs.
For industrial, contracting, or utility work, the 2021 Savana Cargo Van has you covered. With a max trailering capacity of up to 10,000 pounds and up to 283.6 cubic feet of cargo space, the Savana Cargo Van is the perfect customizable commercial vehicle for a number of different tasks.
The 2021 Savana Cargo Van is built for durability, with the 2500 series gross vehicle weight rating topping out at 8,600 pounds and a regular wheelbase length of 135.15 inches, while the extended wheelbase provides you a length totaling 155.15 inches, with an overall height of 84.75 inches. The 3500 series maintains the same length for the regular wheelbase and extended wheelbase, but with a gross vehicle weight rating of 9,600 pounds.
Various packages can also be acquired to change the purpose of the Savana Cargo Van, such as the Ambulance Package for emergency services, the Communications Package for utility work, or the Hotel Shuttle Package for shuttling and transportation. Cargo vans are the perfect partner for businesses because they can be upfit for so many uses. Whether you just need to deliver flowers or you need to store the tools of your trade to bring with you, cargo vans offer plenty of options and space.
The technology behind the Cargo Van also helps with improving the quality of your workload. You can conveniently access the tow/haul mode with the press of a button if you need to tow or trailer equipment. The Cargo Van also has Eaton's automatic locking rear differential that helps monitor wheel speed to improve torque transfer and maintain traction on the road.
Built-in safety and road features such as the hill start assist automatically sense and monitor road undulations, which prevents the Cargo Van from rolling back down hills that have a 5% or more grade incline. Connectivity to the myGMC mobile app also allows you to send remote commands, manage and schedule vehicle maintenance, and set reminders to keep your business vehicles on track. GMC's technology not only allows you to drive your van better; it also allows you to keep track of important information regarding your van and its use.