Despite all the many options out there, there are still plenty of jobs for which a hard-working full-size van remains the best choice. And with the 2011 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana now available with fully integrated compressed-natural gas (CNG) systems right out of the gate, the best have gotten even better.
In fact, Chevrolet and GMC are now the only full-line brands to offer a “check-the-box” CNG option for vans, which is an important benefit for today’s GMC Kansas City fleet owners.
“Customers tell us coordinating the upfit for their CNG vehicles takes away valuable time that would be better used running their business,” said Joyce Mattman, director of Commercial Product and Specialty Vehicles. “Our CNG vans come with a fully integrated CNG fuel system, a comprehensive warranty, emissions compliance and strong dealer support, all for one price.”
GM Clovis said that price, a practical $41,890, gets buyers a robust Savana or Express van (MSRP: $25,980) outfitted with a dedicated CNG system ($14,590), a powerful 6.0-liter Vortec V8 that can run on CNG ($1,295) and a heavy-duty trailering package ($265). A credit of $240 for deleting the van’s spare tire is also factored into the final cost.
Further, because GM is overseeing the CNG conversion process—and is supremely confident in the vans’ quality—the CNG-powered Savana and Express carry a five-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty as well as the company’s three-year/36,000-mile new-vehicle limited warranty. According to a Miami GMC Dealer, these vehicles meet all current EPA and California Air Resources Board (CARB) emission certification requirements, and are fully compliant with all applicable motor vehicle safety standards.
For more information about the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana, as well as the entire lineup of durable, reliable and efficient fleet and commercial vehicles, be sure to visit www.gmfleet.com.
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