- Chevrolet's full-size Express van is on a roll, gaining more market
share than its competitors and introducing a new upscale model for 2001.
the 2000 calendar year through September, Express gained 2.4 percentage
points of market share compared with the market share losses of its
non-General Motors competitors. Sales for the period were 89,838, a
10-percent increase from the year-ago period.
have been steadily streaming to the Chevy Express because it's the most
recent all-new full-size van on the market," said Dave Kanous,
Chevrolet commercial vans brand manager. Express also boasts the largest
cargo capacity (316.8 cubic feet) of any full-size van. Its rear doors
are especially convenient for use at loading docks because the doors are
the only ones on the market with concealed hinges that open 165( without
requiring the driver to disconnect pins or other hardware.
Chevy Express is available in passenger, cargo, cutaway and conversion
configurations -- plus the upscale Express LT passenger van, which is
new for 2001. "Express LT really provides family travel with the
comforts of home," Kanous said. "The LT has loads of family
fun with two video monitors and a video cassette player so a video game
can be played and a movie can be watched simultaneously."
can also listen to the 12-speaker, Bose premium sound system with its
standard CD player and new radios. An in-dash, six-disc CD changer is
is also an important part of the Express LT package. Luxurious seating
allows passengers to recline or interchange the seven-passenger seating.
Leather is optional. A front and rear climate control also keep
passengers comfortable. What families can't fit in the industry's
biggest van, they can haul behind it. The standard trailer hitch on
Express can tow about 7,000 pounds. Chevrolet Express has a model for
virtually any full-size van requirement.