It was back in March that Chevrolet announced their intention to produce a new flagship, medium-duty truck for the 2019 model year. Set for release in 2018, the 2019 Chevrolet 4500 offers extreme versatility and maneuverability that will revolutionize the segment. This will be the first time in eight years that Chevrolet has offered a medium-duty truck.
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 4500 and 5500 will be among the easiest trucks to fit with specialized bodies, like freight boxes. They’ll also be available in a range of wheelbases and Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings for versatile capability. On top of that, OnStar® connectivity will be available for added safety.
“The Silverado 4500 and 5500 will stand out because we’ve designed the trucks around how customers work,” said John Schwegman, Chevrolet U.S. director of commercial products.
Both medium-duty trucks will boast the 6.6-liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel V8 engine, the same one found in the Chevrolet Silverado HD. In the Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD, that engine produces a road-shaking 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque.
Chevrolet left the medium-duty truck segment in 2009 when the automaker pulled the Chevrolet Kodiak and GMC Topkick from the market. Now, with the introduction of the Chevrolet 4500 and 5500, the automaker is picking up the pace.
Both medium-duty trucks are slated to arrive towards the end of 2018.
The staff here at Diamond Auto Group can’t wait to see how capable Chevrolet’s medium-duty trucks really are.