Looking to capitalize on the demand for bigger trucks in the U.S., Detroit-based Chevrolet today unveiled its first-ever Silverado Class 4, 5, and 6 chassis cab trucks at The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
“Chevy’s designers and engineers were obsessed with making this Silverado the most customer-focused medium duty truck of any major competitor,” says Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of GM Fleet. “By customer-focused, I mean work-ready trucks that re easy to upfit, easy to drive, easy to service, and easy to own.”
The Silverado will be available in two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive and will be powered by a 6.6-liter Duramax diesel engine with 350 horsepower and 700 lb.-ft. of torque and Allison transmissions with a Power Take Off option.
“When you consider all the flexibility, capability, and durability we have engineered into the Silverado, along with the proven power of Allison transmissions and the Duramax diesel engine, we have a medium duty truck line that will appeal to both Chevrolet loyalists and competitive owners alike,” says John Schwegman, the director of commercial product and medium duty at GM Fleet.
Schwegman says the Silverado will also be the most connected commercial truck available, thanks to options that include OnStar and Commercial Link, a built-in 4GLTE hotspot, wireless cellphone charging, Bluetooth, and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Production of the new Silverado begins later this year. Order guides will be available this spring and pricing will be announced this summer. More than 400 commercially-focused Chevrolet dealers are expected to carry the new Silverado line.