If you recall, GM pulled out of the medium duty segment with the cancellation of the Chevrolet Kodiak and GMC TopKick back in July 2009, when the automaker was undergoing bankruptcy proceedings. Since then, there have been whispers of The General re-entering the medium-duty game with something along the lines of a proposed Silverado/Sierra 4500HD model. However sources tell us that plans eventually fell through for such a truck, mostly due to the amazing capabilities of The General’s 3500HD trucks.
Apparently, the new medium duty plan calls for a truck that will be around the dimensions of the late Topkick and Kodiak trucks, making them fit for the commercial market. As for points of assembly, we would think the dormant section in Flint, Michigan — where the former Kodiak and TopKick were built — would be the ideal location.