It’s been quite some time since Chevrolet offered a low cab forward medium-duty truck. Last year, General Motors announced a renewed partnership with Isuzu to fix the problem. Isuzu will supply the trucks, and GM will supply the badges and some of the powerplants.
And today, GM announced that the 2017 Chevrolet Low Cab Forward trucks will start at $40,900 for gasoline-powered models and $48,375 for the diesel-powered models
“We know how important the total vehicle cost of ownership is to fleet customers to be successful in their work, and we believe these prices reflect some of the most competitive in the market when it comes to medium-duty trucks,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, General Motors Fleet. “The range of prices gives fleet owners an option that best fits their needs.”
The new trucks will provide fleets plenty of flexibility in what is desired, starting with regular cab, and crew cab styles. From there, either GM’s 6.0L V8 LCV gasoline engine or two Isuzu-sourced turbo-diesel engines — a 3.0L turbo-diesel or a 5.2L turbo-diesel — will power the truck. Each engine is mated to six-speed automatic transmissions.
The seven new models – Chevrolet 3500, 3500HD, 4500, 4500HD, 4500XD, 5500HD and 5500XD – will be distributed through select Chevrolet dealers who are intensely focused on the commercial business.
The medium-duty trucks feature wheelbases ranging from 109- to 212-inches, and GVWRs ranging from 12,000 pounds to 19,500 pounds. Additionally, they are compatible with a variety of body types including, dry freight or refrigerated boxes, stake/flat beds and service bodies.
The trucks will begin arriving at dealerships in the third quarter of 2016, and Chevrolet states additional information will be available closer to that time.