Since confirming in 2017 that its all-new Class 4 and 5 trucks launching in late 2018 will be branded Silverado, Chevrolet is gearing up to will reveal them at the Work Truck Show 2018, which takes place in March in the US.
The Silverado medium-duty trucks will be available in regular and crew cab models, with 2WD and 4WD capability and a wide range of GVWRs and wheelbases.
They will be powered by Duramax diesel engines and Allison transmissions, a combination that has powered about two million trucks. Chevrolet will also offer these trucks with a suite of driver connectivity and fleet management solutions.
In the last three years alone, Chevrolet has revitalized the midsize pickup segment with the Colorado, launched a new range of low cab forward trucks and introduced a completely redesigned 6.6-liter Duramax diesel for heavy-duty pickups.
John Schwegman, US director of Commercial Product and Medium Duty, General Motors Fleet, said: “We are earning new business because we have more solutions to help businesses grow. The Silverado 4500 and 5500 will stand out because we’ve designed the trucks around how customers work. They will be powerful, highly manoeuverable and among the easiest trucks on the market to upfit with specialized bodies, such as dump bodies, rollbacks and freight.”
Additional technical specifications for the new Silverado 4500HD/5500HD will be released at the reveal in March. The trucks are expected to go into production in late 2018.