The Chevrolet Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD chassis cab trucks — the first-ever medium-duty Silverado trucks — are in production and on their way to dealerships starting Dec. 19. The trucks were first shown to the public at the 2018 NTEA Work Truck Show.
“When we decided to get back into the medium-duty segment, we were determined to build the truck our customers have been asking for,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, GM Fleet. “We listened to the needs of fleet managers, truck drivers, technicians and dealers to design a truck that’s easy to upfit, easy to drive, easy to service and easy to own.”
The new Silverado trucks feature clean, straight frame rail design with no rivets, brackets, or welds. Additionally, the seven cab-to-axle lengths can work for a variety of upfits. Some of the strongest interest has come from the housing and highway construction, landscaping, and utility industries, according to the automaker.
The Silverado medium-duty chassis cab is just one of three all-new Silverado models Chevrolet is introducing within just 18 months, including the Silverado 1500, Silverado 2500HD, and 3500HD. All Silverado models will also be available in chassis cab configurations.