A few days ago Chevy quietly announced the debut of their new class 4 and 5 medium-duty Silverados. According to GM Insider, the two new bad boys will be on display at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis this March. The two new trucks replace the Kodiak, which went into production in
GM shared only one photo and from the looks of the silhouette, it has all the obvious signs of a heavy hauler, although it’s somewhat surprising there are no LED daytime running lights like their lighter duty 2500 and 1500 siblings. Desaturating the photo and turning up the brightness reveals the truck’s new and aggressive face. (photo below)
Light emitting diodes aside, the big boys are sure to be a hit with as they’ll once again be fitted with Duramax powerplants mated to Allison transmissions. Both 4×2 and 4×4 versions will be available in single and dual cab configurations with numerous interior and exterior creature comforts and productivity tools.
“The Silverado 4500HD/5500HD trucks are the flagship of our full-line commercial truck portfolio,” said Ed Peper, GM’s U.S. VP in charge of fleet vehicles.” We’ve designed them to be among the best in the industry in maneuverability, serviceability, visibility, quietness and comfort, diesel fuel economy and more.”
Co-developed with Navistar, the trucks are expected to begin production in late 2018. It’s a safe bet that a few heavily modded HDs will show up at SEMA 2019 and we’ll be there to capture the madness.