General Motors exited the medium duty low cab forward truck space years ago, but has returned to the segment with the 2017 Chevrolet Low Cab Forward. Like before, the automaker partnered with old pal Isuzu, which has developed and builds the truck, while GM supplies the 6.0-liter Vortec L96 V8 gasoline engine as one of the three engine options.
Auburn, Indiana-based Harmony Outdoor Power Equipment is the first small business to take delivery of the new Chevy LCF, and the owner absolutely enthused Chevrolet has returned to the segment.
“Now that Chevrolet is in the Low Cab Forward business, I can consolidate my business with one company for sales and service,” said owner Don Harter. “It makes our entire organization more efficient.”
Harter decided to equip his Chevy Low Cab Forward truck with a turbo-diesel engine (developed and supplied by Isuzu), meaning that fuel economy is much appreciated.
“My drivers love how this truck maneuvers like a car and they also appreciate the quiet ride in the cab,” said Harter. “We are already seeing significantly improved fuel economy with the new Chevrolet Low Cab Forward, which makes it a great choice from a financial perspective.”
The Chevrolet low cab forward trucks are on sale now with a starting MSRP of $40,900 for the base gasoline variant.