Cutaway van provides an ideal platform for school buses
The 2009 Express/Savana 4500 commercial cutaway van is designed to support the needs of school buses, shuttle buses and ambulances. Stronger chassis enables a 14,200-lb. GVW with lower mass, giving it a payload rating of 9,100 lbs. Offered with a Vortec 6.0-L gasoline V-8 or 6.6-L Duramax turbo-diesel V-8 engine. Offers up to a 20,000-lb. GCWR for exceptional towing and RV capability. Upgrades to 2009 model include: reinforced frame assembly; new rear axle with reinforced housing, gears and axle tubes; high-capacity rear spring assembly; rear stabilizer bar; enhanced parking brake system with thicker rear-brake rotors for improved heat dissipation; and a higher-capacity radiator. Each model comes with a 5-year, 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty. General Motors Corp., Detroit, Mich.