Chevrolet Announces Silverado 4500/5500, Coming in Late 2018
Chevrolet kicked off the State Fair of Texas on Thursday by announcing that its Class 4 and Class 5 trucks will be going by a familiar name when they launch late next year: Silverado.
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The brand has worked to expand upon its already impressive truck resume over the last three years by bringing back the Colorado midsize pickup, launching its own lineup of Low Cab Forward trucks, and bringing Duramax diesel power to its Silverado HD lineup. This has helped Chevrolet increase commercial volume by 48% since 2013 and experience 13 straight months of year-over-year growth. The lending of the Silverado name to its new Class 4 and Class 5 HD trucks should only serve to continue that upward trend.
“We are earning new business because we have more solutions to help businesses grow,” said John Schwegman, US director of Commercial Product for Chevrolet. “The Silverado 4500 and 5500 will stand out because we’ve designed the trucks around how customers work. They will be powerful, highly maneuverable, and among the easiest trucks on the market to upfit with specialized bodies, such as dump bodies, rollbacks, freight boxes, and more.”
The Chevrolet Silverado 4500 and 5500 will be offered in Regular and Crew Cab models in both 4×2 and 4×4 with numerous available GVWRs and wheelbases. All versions are expected to be offered with the powertrain combination of a Duramax diesel and Allison transmission, a match liable to make the trucks all the more attractive.
Chevrolet is expected to release more information about the Silverado 4500 and Silverado 5500 closer to launch next year.
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