Chevrolet Releases New Medium-Duty Truck Series


Marking its return to the medium-duty truck market, Chevrolet’s new Low Cab Forward trucks are now shipping to Chevrolet dealers across the country.

“Our new Low Cab Forward trucks are the answer for our customers who require expansive payload, cargo-hauling capabilities, and exceptional maneuverability,” says Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of General Motors Fleet.

He says the new Low Cab Forward series strengthens Chevrolet’s truck portfolio, which includes midsize, light-duty, and heavy-duty pickups.

The trucks, which feature a maneuverable cab over design and a tight turning radius, are offered in regular cab and crew cab body styles with either a 6.0L V-8 gas engine, a 3.0L turbo-diesel engine, or a 5.2L turbo-diesel engine.

All engines are mated to six-speed automatic transmissions, and classes three through five models are available with maximum gross vehicle weight ranges of up to 19,500 pounds.

“Drivers will love this truck because it’s comfortable, versatile, and easy to drive, but the thing that will set us apart for owners-operators and fleet managers is ease of service through a nationwide network of Chevrolet commercial dealers,” says John Schwegman, director of commercial product at General Motors Fleet.

The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the trucks begins at nearly $40,000 for gasoline engines, while diesel engines begin at nearly $48,000.

Pricing for both engines also includes a nearly $1,000 destination charge but excludes tax, title, license, and dealer fees.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet does business in more than 115 countries and sells more than 4 million cars and trucks a year.