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Why Customers Shouldn’t Ignore Chevy’s Commercial Vehicles

When we usually focus on Chevy’s assortment of commercial vehicles, we usually limit our search to their pickup trucks. While the 2017 Colorado and the line of 2017 Silverados (including the Heavy Duty models) are certainly impressive, these prospective buyers may be missing out on an excellent deal by ignoring the brand’s other offerings.

For instance, Chevy’s assortment of cargo vans are some of the most capable in the entire industry, not to mention the segment. These rides can provide owners with an abundance of interior room, as well as powerful (and surprisingly efficient) engine options. In other words, these vehicles are the perfect options for those seeking a new ride to cater to their particular business.

If you’ve been in the market for commercial trucks for sale, see why you may want to switch focus to the brand’s assortment of additional commercial vehicles…


2017 Express Cargo Van

If you’ve spent more than one hour in a busy city, then you’re surely familiar with this popular commercial vehicle. After all, the Chevy Express Cargo Van is one of the most popular vehicles in the entire segment, and for very good reason.

Similar to any vehicle, it all starts under the hood. The brand’s impressive 4.8-liter V8 engine is the standard option, with the unit capable of pumping out an incredible 285 horsepower and 295 pounds-feet of torque. However, if drivers are seeking even more power, they can opt for the hulking 6.0-liter V8 Vortec engine, which delivers an astonishing 342 horsepower and 373 pounds-feet of torque. Plus, thanks to clever inclusions like the Hydra-Matic six-speed automatic transmission (with Tap-Up/Tap-Down Driver Shift Control) and the auto grade braking, drivers can also expect a hauling behemoth. Alternatively, customers can opt for the smaller 2.8-liter four-cylinder Duramax turbo-diesel engine, which manages to produce a respectable 181 horsepower and 369 pounds-feet of torque. Of course, thanks to the smaller design, drivers can also anticipate a smoother and quieter driving experience.

Owners will be just as impressed with the happenings under the hood as they will be with the happenings inside their vehicle. It naturally starts with the brand’s MyLink seven-inch diagonal color touchscreen, which provides quick access to the radio and navigation unit. Plus, thanks to the Bluetooth capabilities, drivers can seamlessly connect their phone, allowing them to safely make calls. The vehicle also includes a 120-volt power outlet, a pair of auxiliary outlets, and a USB port, meaning you’ll constantly be able to keep your favorite gadget completely charged.


2017 Chevy Express Passenger Van

If the name wasn’t obvious enough, the 2017 Chevy Express Passenger Van is notable for its abundance of interior room. For starters, the vehicle provides seating for up to 12 passengers, although buyers can opt for the 15-seater with the extended wheelbase. Of course, owners will presumably be capitalizing on the insane 216.2-cubic-feet of cargo volume when the rear seats have been removed. Best of all, Chevy’s engineers have made it incredibly easy to load that cargo, as the rear swing-out doors and rear passenger doors (as well as the available sliding rear passenger door) makes it incredibly easy to store any of your equipment.

If you do decide to take advantage of the abundance of passenger space, then the driver can rest easy knowing that the occupants are in good hands. That’s because the 2017 Chevy Express Passenger Van is equipped with a number of safety functions that should keep the hulking vehicle out of harm’s way. The vehicle’s preventative safety functions should help the van maintain its like-new condition, as inclusions like the StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System will assure that the ride stays on its intended path. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System will be especially useful for the vehicle’s well-being, while the rear vision camera and Park Assist technology should reduce fender benders.

In the event that the driver is in an accident, they can lean on Chevy’s protective safety features to keep them secure. The comprehensive air bag system (which includes head-curtain side-impact units and a seat-mounted thoracic system) will provide the necessary amount of cushion during a crash, while the enhanced technology glass shouldn’t be compromised during a collision. If necessary, the driver can even rely on the OnStar Automatic Crash Response system, which will connect the operator with an OnStar Advisor. This individual will contact emergency personnel, dispatching them to the crash site in no time.


2017 City Express

There may be a situation where you require the various amenities and capabilities that Chevy’s commercial vehicles provide, but you discover that those previously-mentioned models are much too big. Well, Chevy recognized this issue, and they adapted their vehicle to be the perfect city driver.

This particular commercial vehicle has everything a driver could possibly need for maneuvering through those busy metropolitan areas. Despite being relatively smaller than the brand’s other offerings, the City Express still provides drivers with a whole lot of interior room. The company promises 122.7-cubic-feet of cargo volume, which should be more than enough space to fit any of your equipment. Considering the vehicle’s versatility (which includes 60/40 split rear doors), any type of business could logically take advantage of the cargo van. In fact, the brand lists plumbing, heating/air conditioner services, bakers, and the floral industry as logical fits for this particular vehicle.

Meanwhile, the 2017 City Express is incredibly easy to maneuver, as the 36.7-inch turning diameter is one of the smallest in the entire industry. The van is also accompanied by superb fuel efficiency specs, as drivers can anticipate a 24 mpg fuel efficiency while traveling in the city. If you’re going to spend most of your time maneuvering those tight streets, you at least won’t have to make any sudden stops to refuel.