The GMC 2017 Savana Commercial Cutaway Van: The Ultimate AWD Cargo Van for Upfitters

GMC 2017 Savana Commercial Cutaway Van

If you’re in the market for a customizable all wheel drive cargo van, you may feel limited by the upfit options available out there. Well, GMC has a solution you may end up liking, and that’s the GMC 2017 Savana Commercial Cutaway Van. With the Savana cutaway van, you get the driver’s cabin and the vehicle’s frame. As for the rest, you can upfit it as you please.

The GMC 2017 Savana Commercial Cutaway Van is your blank canvas.

You can say that the GMC 2017 Savana Commercial Cutaway Van is a DIYer’s dream. The options you have for customizing this AWD cargo van are nearly endless. You can turn this baby into a school bus, a shuttle service, a delivery van, an ambulance, a mini fire truck, a utility van, a recreational vehicle, a man-cave on wheels, a mobile home, or whatever it is you need. If you can think it, you can build it.

To make things more fun, GMC has made available two series of models for the Savana cutaway van. For the 3500 series, there are three models to choose from, while there are two for the 4500 series. These models differ mostly in terms of wheelbase length and, therefore, payload and capacity. Check out these numbers.

Savana Commercial Cutaway Van 3500 series:

  • Available wheelbases: 139 inches, 159 inches, and 177 inches
  • Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) for the 139-inch wheelbase: 9900-12300 lbs
  • GVWR for the 159-inch wheelbase: 9900-14200 lbs
  • GVWR for the 177-inch wheelbase: 12300-14200 lbs

Savana Commercial Cutaway Van 4500 series:

  • Available wheelbases: 159 inches and 177 inches
  • GVWR for the 159-inch wheelbase: 9900-14200 lbs
  • GVWR for the 177-inch wheelbase: 12300-14200 lbs

Just imagine what you can do with a blank canvas such as the Savana cutaway van.

GMC 2017 Savana Commercial Cutaway Van

The GMC 2017 Savana Commercial Cutaway Van lets you choose the power you need.

Upfit is not the only thing you have control over when you buy the GMC 2017 Savana Commercial Cutaway Van. You also get to choose what type of engine goes under the hood.

The Vortec 4.8L V8 engine is standard for Savana cutaway vans with the 139-inch and 159-inch wheelbase. This engine packs 285 horsepower at 5400 rpm and 295 lb-ft of torque at 4600 rpm. For the 177-inch wheelbase, the standard engine is the Vortec 6.0L V8 engine. This one has 342 horsepower at 5400 rpm and 373 lb-ft torque at 4400 rpm. The Vortec 6.0L V8 is an upgrade option for Savana cutaway vans with shorter wheelbases.

Both Vortec engines are designed to provide power without sacrificing fuel efficiency. The Vortec 6.0L in particular allows you to use the E8 ethanol-gasoline blend for fuel. However, if you want your Savana cutaway van to have more flexibility, then you can put GMC’s Duramax 6.6L V8 turbo diesel engine under the hood instead. This baby has 260 horsepower 3700 rpm and 525 lb-ft torque at 1600 rpm.

All Savana Cutaway Van models come with a six-speed, heavy-duty automatic transmission. Additionally, it has a tow/haul driving mode. This allows you reduce your Savana cargo van’s shifting and give you more control of your vehicle while towing or hauling. Added traction is provided by the Eaton automatic locker feature.

Upfit your GMC 2017 Savana Commercial Cutaway Van with the technology you want.

As you can pretty much guess by now, you can also upfit your GMC 2017 Savana Commercial Cutaway Van into a high-tech, mobile hotspot. Savana cutaway vans are built in with a basic AM/FM radio with mp3 playback. But why stop there when you can have more?

What technology features are available for you when you get a Savana cutaway van? You can install GMC’s OnStar 46 LTE Wi-Fi hotspot so you can work and stay connected wherever you may be driving.

To make your ride cooler tech-wise, you can also opt to have GMC’s IntelliLink system on your Savana’s console. The IntelliLink system feature a touchscreen interface that acts as navigator and command center for all the gadgets you’ve got plugged in. This system can be tweaked to respond to voice commands. Bluetooth connectivity lets you work with your gadgets hands-free. You can also integrate your smartphone with the system so you can make texts and calls without using your hands. Additionally, the IntelliLink system gives you access to Pandora and Stitcher internet radio.

As the owner of a Savana cargo van, you have the privilege of downloading the MYGMC mobile app on your smartphone. This app lets you control your vehicle and perform commands like locking your doors and starting the engine remotely. The app can even help you keep abreast of your vehicle’s health by letting you know when it needs to be taken in for maintenance. In case your ride gets stolen, this app can let you track its location.

Safety is still basic with the GMC 2017 Savana Commercial Cutaway Van.

Owning a GMC 2017 Savana Commercial Cutaway Van gives you a world of options when it comes to customizing your AWD cargo van. But whatever choices you make when it comes to upfitting your Savana cargo van, you can be sure that your van will always be a safe ride.

For one, the Savana cutaway van is built with GMC’s signature StabiliTrak system. This system gives you a tighter control over your steering or braking so you’d stay on course regardless of the road situation.

For another, you can have a rear vision camera system installed on your Savana cutaway van. This camera system allows you to view what’s behind your vehicle so you can back up and park more safely.

The Savana cutaway van also has airbags installed to prevent injuries in case of accidents. The cab itself is designed to absorb impact if you do meet a collision on the road.

The GMC 2017 Savana Commercial Cutaway Van is an upfitter’s dream. It lets you customize your AWD cargo van

to perfectly suit your business’ needs.