The pickups will debut at the 2018 Work Truck Show in March
With 910 pound-feet (1,234 Newton-meters) of torque on tap, the Silverado HD offers as much cargo pulling capability that most consumers would ever need, Chevy has commercial clients in need of even more grunt. For businesses looking for this load hauling ability, the Bowtie brand will unveil its new Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD pickups at the 2018 Work Truck Show from March 6 through 9 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Production will begin in late 2018.
Chevy's teaser photo doesn't reveal many of the new trucks' details, but tweaking the levels provides a much better look. The pickup's gargantuan grille makes it look menacing, and the hood rises further from there. Stacked headlights retain a common styling element from past Chevy trucks.
Chevy won't reveal more than basic details about the trucks for now. Buyers will be able to get them in regular or crew cab (four-door) configuration and in two- or four-wheel drive. All of them will use the firm's Duramax diesel engines and Allison transmissions. Clients will be able to pick from a variety of gross weight and wheelbase lengths. Chevy will sell these purposeful trucks as chassis cabs, which means buyers will then be able to take them to upfitters for further conversion to fit specific roles.
“The Silverado 4500HD/5500HD trucks are the flagship of our full-line commercial truck portfolio and we’ve designed them to be among the best in the industry in maneuverability, serviceability, visibility, quietness and comfort, diesel fuel economy and more,” Ed Peper, U.S. Vice President of General Motors Fleet, said in the models' teaser.
Spy shots recently caught one of the work trucks on the road in Chicago, and it looked a lot like this one, except for a fake grille and cover over the bumper. The test mule had "Navistar Corp" on the front door, which pointed to Chevy working with the semi maker on the new model.
CHEVROLET WILL REVEAL ITS ALL-NEW SILVERADO 4500HD AND 5500HD AT THE WORK TRUCK SHOW® 2018
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DETROIT — Chevrolet confirmed today that it will reveal its all-new Silverado Class 4 and 5 chassis cab trucks at The Work Truck Show® 2018, which takes place March 6-9 in Indianapolis. The Work Truck Show is North America’s largest work truck event and this year it is expected to draw more than 11,000 public and private truck fleet operators, dealers and equipment distributors to the Indiana Convention Center.
The all-new 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 legendary combination that has powered about two million trucks. Chevrolet will also offer these trucks with an expanding suite of industry-leading driver connectivity and fleet management solutions, including OnStar, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, and a number of telematics offerings.
“The Silverado 4500HD/5500HD trucks are the flagship of our full-line commercial truck portfolio and we’ve designed them to be among the best in the industry in maneuverability, serviceability, visibility, quietness and comfort, diesel fuel economy and more,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, General Motors Fleet. “At GM Fleet, we are determined to deliver on our three pillars: Great Products, Innovative Business Solutions and an Exceptional Customer Experience, and I’m confident that with these new trucks, we’ll exceed the expectations of not only our fleet customers, but the drivers and upfitters as well.”
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.
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ABOUT THE WORK TRUCK SHOW
The Work Truck Show is produced annually by NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry. Educational sessions, Green Truck Summit and Fleet Technical Congress begin March 6, and the exhibit hall is open March 7-9. Learn more at www.worktruckshow.com.