Chevrolet has revealed 2019 medium-duty Silverado chassis cab for Classes 4, 5 and 6 at The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis on Wednesday. In 2009, General Motors killed the Chevy Kodiak and GMC TopKick, since it has been in the medium-duty segment of trucks.
GM has developed the medium-duty 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD Silverado trucks in partnership with Navistar International Corp., and mark Chevrolet’s return to the medium-duty segment. The collaboration aimed to create an easy-to-upfit mid-range player that looks similar to the Silverado 2500/3500 trucks.
The 2019 Silverado 4500-6500HD is powered by a 6.6-liter Duramax turbocharged diesel V8 engine. It produces 350 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque. It makes less power and torque than the 6.6-liter Duramax as it produces 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque.
Chevy Silverado features a bold and muscular front design with a rear air suspension system and a lightweight composite tilt-front hood to make the truck quieter and more comfortable. Interior is designed with Chevy’s Apple CarPlay and Android Auto-equipped infotainment system, wireless phone charging, and a built-in 4G Wi-Fi hotspot.
Several upfitters already developed compatible cargo boxes, RV shells, dump beds, flatbeds, and other types of bolt-on bodies for the new truck. GM is offering the Silverado medium-duty truck in regular- and crew-cab configurations in 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrains.
Navistar will start building the Silverados in Springfield, Ohio, later this year. It has not revealed the pricing details but it is expected to in the $40,000 range. Before the beginning of production, Navistar will unveil its own platform-based model.