GMC Savana Cargo Van Models and Savana Cargo Van History
New and Used Savana Cargo Van Prices, GMC Savana Cargo Van Model Years and History
Since the 1960s, GMC has been a depended-upon brand for providing large commercial vans. Replacing the Vandura that underwent only mild styling revisions from 1971 to 1996, the 1997 GMC Savana gained a brand-new look and a stronger truck frame. In the form of a cargo van, the GMC Savana has presented high-grade work utility for many professions. Offered in G1500, G2500 and G3500 levels, the 1998 GMC Savana Cargo Van came with a 135-inch regular wheelbase or a 155-inch extended wheelbase model.
Holding up to 316.8 cubic-feet of cargo volume, the 1998 GMC Savana Cargo Van could be loaded using a side-sliding door or hinged passenger side loading doors. Additionally, the GMC Safari Cargo Van has offered commercial entities various window options that could potentially appear as a complete panel van. Five engine choices were available for the Savana Cargo Van for 1998. Base power with the G1500 version of the Savana Cargo Van came from a 200-horsepower 4.3-liter V-6 while a 5.0-liter V-8 and 5.7-liter V-8 engine.
On the one-ton rated G3500 model, a 290-horsepower 7.4-liter V-8 and a 6.5-liter turbocharged diesel generating 385 pound-feet of torque. In 2003, the GMC Savana line received a minor styling rework and enhanced features. Four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock braking system, a left-hand side cargo access door and available all-wheel drive was introduced on the 2003 Savana. Enhancements were also made to the gasoline Vortec engines. There would be no diesel powerplant option available on the full-sized cargo van from 2003 to 2007. For 2008, the GMC Savana added the 6.6-liter Duramax turbo diesel V-8 that produced 250 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. In the 2010 model year, the 2500 and 3500 levels of the Savana van received a six-speed automatic transmission. A Crew Cargo Van was added to the GMC Savana line for 2014.