Hauling large work equipment and items is a breeze with the Chevrolet Express 2500. This work van wonder has been making waves since it first entered the automotive scene some 16 years ago and has become extremely popular among drivers who need a spacious vehicle to carry their needs. Also called as a powerful “people mover”, the Chevrolet Express 2500 is not only capable of transporting heavy loads and large cargos but also seating several passengers with its spacious interior cabin. A part of GMC’s line of rugged and reliable full-size vans, the Chevrolet Express 2500 has undergone plenty of changes and upgrades since it was first introduced in 1996. The modifications and restyling GMC did to this model have made it one of the most enduring and impressive cargo vans the company has ever produced.
1996: The early years of Chevrolet Express 2500
Very few cargo vans can boast of good looks and charming style like the Chevrolet Express 2500 can. The first generation models were mostly painted in pristine white, but they were made available in various colors after a few years. The white exterior paint and rugged body style gave the Express 2500 a distinguished look that set it apart from other cargo vans during its time. With its spacious cargo room and tough body construction, the Chevrolet Express 2500 is perfect for towing and hauling heavy loads. This model became the best friend and reliable cargo carrier of workers like electricians and plumbers who needed a big storage capacity for their equipment. Aside from being a work vehicle, the Chevy Express 2500 was also offered as a passenger van with a seating capacity of about eight to fifteen passengers.
2003: The evolution of Chevrolet Express 2500
In 2003, GMC equipped all Chevrolet Express 2500 passenger vans with Stabilitrak, an efficient stability control feature. This stability enhancement system became a standard for all Express models and provided better ride quality to passengers. When 2008 rolled around, the interior of all passenger vans were modified and side-impact roof airbags were added. Alternative fuel options were offered for the 2013 models. For maximum performance and power, drivers can go for Duramax 6.6-liter turbo diesel V8. Another option is the eco-friendly Vortec 6.0-liter V8 compressed natural gas system. The 2013 Chevrolet Express 2500’s interior and exterior can also be customized according to the driver’s needs, making it a more efficient work van.