Chevrolet is taking yet another stab at the commercial truck market by expanding its range of Isuzu-sourced, low cab forward trucks. This time, the brand has gone larger by introducing the 6500XD, a class six medium duty, LCF offering.
The 2018 Chevrolet Low Cab Forward 6500XD is capable of hauling up to 25,950 pounds – enough to lug around heavy machinery with ease. The standard equipment for the 2018 6500XD includes a 5.2-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel engine, delivering 520 lb-ft of torque. An Allison 2500 series six-speed automatic, Dana axles and a straight-rail frame are also part of the 6500XD package.
The 6500XD will also be available for order in eight wheelbases with the option for up to 30-feet long bodies.
GM’s Upfitter Integration Group will also serve as a liaison between special vehicle manufacturers, end customers and other various GM teams by providing technical assistance.
Pricing has not been announced for the new trucks yet, but Chevrolet is expecting the truck to go on sale by the end of the year.