The Chevrolet Express and its mechanically identical twin GMC Savana are Full-size vans from General Motors. They replaced the Chevrolet Van and GMC Vandura in 1996. The Express and Savana currently hold 44.8% of the full-size van market in the United States, just behind rival Ford E-Series. The Express outsells the Savana by more than 3 to 1 in the USA, but the Savana outsells the Express 2 to 1 in Canada.
After 2003, the Express and Savana had updated front-end sheetmetal similar to the GMT800 light trucks and SUVs, and at the same time, fitted with the LS engines. The remainder of the body was not modified. In 2004, Stability Control (Stabilitrak) was added to all passenger vans. In 2008, the interior was updated and side impact roof airbags were standard on all passenger models. They also offer the E85 Flexfuel Vortec 5.3L V8 engine in both the 2008 Express 1500 Work Van and Passenger Van. The 6.6L Duramax V8 engine Diesel was added as an option for 2006.
As of 2016, the Express/Savana is the last American-designed full-size van, following Chrysler replacing its Dodge Ram Van with Mercedes-Benz Sprinter-based Dodge Sprinter in 2003 (since replaced with Fiat Ducato-based Ram ProMaster) and Ford retiring its Econoline line in favor of the European-designed Ford Transit in 2014.