• View of the 2021 Chevrolet Express Cutaway with school bus chassis cab body application.


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Chevrolet and GMC offer several options when you need the right vehicles for transporting children. In fact, the Chevrolet Express and the GMC Savana Cutaway models are popular chassis cab upfit1 choices used by the school bus manufacturing industry for Type A school buses.

Our school buses offer smooth handling and a choice of two robust powertrains, depending on wheelbase and GVWR.2 They include the 4.3L V6 with 8-speed automatic or 6.6L V8 gas engine with 6-speed automatic. All transmissions feature Tow/Haul mode, Grade Braking, Powertrain Braking and Tap-Up/Tap-Down Driver Shift Control.

Key Features and Available Options

  • Ladder-type frame
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Standard StabiliTrak® vehicle stability enhancement system and traction control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Transmission oil cooler, external
  • Engine oil cooler, external
  • Driver Information Centre (fuel, speed, oil life, maintenance reminder, tachometer and engine hour meter)
  • Inside rear-view mirror with rear vision camera display
  • Single 220-amp alternator
  • Dual batteries – 2nd isolated
  • Auxiliary rear heater provision
  • Isolated rear lighting circuits on cutaway models
  • Wiring junction block accessory includes 2-30-amp circuits

Other options

  • Single or Dual Rear Wheels (depends on model/GVWR)
  • Auxiliary fuel fitting (L8T and 121.1 L (26.6 Imp. Gal.) gal mid-frame tank only
  • Driver-only high-back bucket seating arrangement
Chart for GM Fleet Cargo Body Applications.

Compatible Models for This Upfit