We’ve known Chevrolet is planning a new, medium-duty truck of sorts in partnership with Navistar, but earlier this week, we finally got some solid intel on the forthcoming truck.
Chevrolet referred to the vehicle as a flagship, medium-duty truck and we speculated it could make for the return of the Chevrolet Kodiak. But should it be a proper Ford F-450 rival with a Silverado cab? That’s today’s Community Question.
The Kodiak was originally introduced in the 1980s to fulfill a commercial sector for garbage trucks, ambulances and more. The nameplate ran through 2009 when GM announced it would discontinue the Kodiak after original deals with Isuzu and Navistar fell through. Since then, GM left the space vacant until relaunching a line of medium-duty commercial trucks in a newfound partnership with Isuzu.
But, if this truck uses a Silverado as a base, we could be looking more squarely at a Ford F-450 Super Duty rival, which would play in a very different market altogether.
Chevrolet stated the flagship truck will marry a Duramax diesel engine, likely the new 6.6-liter L5P V8, and an Allison transmission. With that information, it certainly sounds more like an F-450 rival. But, the fact Navistar is involved leads us to believe otherwise.
We want to hear from you. Should Chevrolet chase the F-450 Super Duty, or do you want to see the Kodiak make a return? Sound off in the poll down below.