2021 Chevy Express Van Gets New 6.6-Liter Gas V8 Power

Commercial vans remain largely the same, but now with new power.

2021 chevy express v8
2021 Chevy Express V8 van

Power and torque for 2021 Chevrolet Express and Low Cab Trucks!

The 2021 Chevrolet Express and Low Cab Trucks will now have a more powerful gas engine available. The new 6.6-liter V8, recently offered in the 2020 Chevrolet 2500 and 3500 will up both power and torque in both vehicles.

You can read more about the new 6.6-liter V8 (here).

Announced recently at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, the new 6.6-liter V8 will replace Chevrolet’s venerable 6.0-liter V8. While the old 6.0-liter was lauded by many for its reliability and ruggedness, it was falling behind more modern power trains from the competition.

Here’s Chevrolet take:

“Our commercial fleet sales growth is a result of excellent product and an even better team,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, GM Fleet. “The changes for Express, Low Cab Forward and medium-duty trucks are great examples of the team’s commitment to helping customers with their fleet vehicle needs. With the product changes for 2020, we are on track for another year of strong commercial growth.” – – Chevrolet

Here’s how these vehicles will benefit:

2021 Chevy Express Van

The old 6.0-liter V8 made 341 horsepower and 373 lbs-feet of torque. The new 6.6-liter will make 401 hp and 464 lb-feet of torque. That a 17-percent bump in horsepower and 24-percent more peak torque than old the 6.0-liter V8.

2021 Express configurations will be available late this summer with a new 6.6L V-8 gas engine.

The 2021 Chevrolet Low Cab Forward truck –

The 6.0-liter used in the LCF 3500 and 4500 was rated at 297 hp and 372 lb-ft of torque. This new 6.6-liter V8 in the Low Cab Forward trucks will make 350 hp and 425 lb-ft of torque.

That gain represents about an 18-percent horsepower gain and 14-percent torque gain over the old 6.0-liter V8.

2021 Low Cab Forward trucks will offer a new 6.6L V-8 gas engine and the Silverado Medium Duty gets a host of updates to further increase performance and flexibility for upfitting

There was no announcement about a new transmission for either vehicle. It’s a good assumption that the 6L90 six-speed automatic transmission used in the 6.6-liter Silverado HD trucks may be used in this application as well.

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