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Express Cutaway Vans provide a dependable and easily customized foundation for a wide range of commercial applications. On top of a choice of 139-in., 159-in. and 177-in. wheelbases and body lengths up to 4.9 m (16 ft.), Express Cutaway gives you a head start on your upfitting, thanks to a series of available Prep Packages, including ones tailored to School Bus, Shuttle Bus, RV and Ambulance applications. Express Cutaways are the vans that are engineered and built with a detailed understanding of your business and what you need to keep it moving.

  • Standard 285 hp Vortec® 4.8L V8 engine on 3,531 mm (139.0 in.) and 4,039 mm (159.0 in.) models
  • Powerful 342hp Vortec 6.0L V8 engine standard on 4,496 mm (177.0 in.) 3500 model and all 4500 models
  • Choice of three wheelbases: 3,531 mm (139.0 in.),1 4,039 mm (159.0 in.) and 4,496 mm (177.0 in.)
  • GVWRs from 4,491 kg (9,900 lb.) to 6,441 kg (14,200 lb.)
  • Available Duramax® 6.6L V8 Turbo Diesel engine
  • Standard theft deterrent system – engine immobilizer
  • Standard Driver Information Centre

1 Not available on 4500 models.

Chevrolet Express Cutaway Van


Engine Highlights:

  • Standard powerful Vortec® 6.0L V8 engine on 3500 177-in. long wheelbase models and all 4500 models
  • Standard Vortec® 4.8L V8 on short and regular wheelbase models
  • Available Duramax® 6.6L V8 Turbo Diesel Engine
Engine Availability Horsepower @ rpm Torque lb.-ft. @rpm
Vortec® 6.0L V8 342 @ 4800 373 @ 4400
Vortec® 4.8L V8 285 @ 54003 295 @ 4500
Duramax® 6.6L V8 Turbo Diesel 260 @ 3100 525 @ 1600


Chassis Highlights:

  • Energy absorbing front end and strong, rigid frame for superior safety
  • Independent Short Long Arm front suspension with coil springs and stabilizer bar for improved ride and handling
  • Rear hypoid drive axle with multileaf springs
Model Payload kg (lb.)**
G33503 2,420 kg (5,335 lb.)
G33803 2,336 kg (5,151 lb.)
G33903 3,288 kg (7,248 lb.)
G33803 (4500 Series) 4,153 kg (9,156 lb.)
G33903 (4500 Series) 4,023 kg (8,868 lb.)

** These maximum payload ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it to haul people or cargo, carefully review the Vehicle Loading section of the Owner’s Manual and check the carrying capacity of your specific vehicle on the label on the inside of the driver door jamb.

Model Wheelbase
mm (in.)
mm (in.)
Overall Length
mm (in.)
Max. Height
mm (in.)
mm (in.)
3500 SWB 3,531 (139.0) 2,032 (80.0) 6,266 (246.7) 2,106 (82.9) 2,009 (79.1)
3500/4500 RWB 4,039 (159.0) 2,540 (100.0) 6,774 (266.7) 2,106 (82.9) 2,009 (79.1)
3500/4500 LWB 4,496 (177.0) 2,997 (118.0) 7,234 (284.8) 2,106 (82.9) 2,009 (79.1)


Getting the Right Body

Getting the right body begins with the right frame. Express Cutaway offers you a range of wheelbase lengths to right-size your upfitting process. There are three wheelbases that can accommodate "hi-cube" style bodies up to 4.9 m (16 ft.) in length. You can also choose the right-sized hauling capacities for your specific application, with maximum payload capacities of up to 4,153 kg (9,156 lb.) and Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings go up to 5,579 kg (12,300 lb.) on 3500 models and to 6,441 kg (14,200 lb.) on 4500 models.

Once you've chosen the right Express Cutaway Van, it’s time to choose a well-respected professional upfitter to complete the job. The right chassis and the right body equal the right van for you.

For more information on body builders, please visit Note: This is a U.S. website and as such, the information provided is in English only.

GM New Vehicle Limited Warranty

The importance of reliability cannot be over-emphasized in commercial vehicles. Which is why we build them to withstand the daily rigours of commercial applications. In the unlikely event that you do run into any problems, the GM New Vehicle Limited Warranty covers most defects for 3 years or 60,000 km.* In addition to your GM New Vehicle Limited Warranty coverage your vehicle is covered by a 5 year/160,000 km* Powertrain Limited Warranty. Learn more about how the GM New Vehicle Limited Warranty offers you added peace of mind.

* Whichever comes first. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details.