Chevrolet exited the conventional medium-duty truck segment in 2009 when it discontinued the Kodiak, but it’s hard at work preparing an all-new entrant. This time, it has Navistar to help build the rig, too.
For the first time, the unnamed GM medium-duty truck has been spied and it looks as you would imagine. This truck, however, seems to be the International Trucks version of the collaboration. We say that because the grille is nothing like current Chevrolet trucks, but would look right at home on an International Truck, which is operated by Navistar. The headlights, however, look plucked from today’s Chevrolet Silverado.
Not much else is known about the conventional medium-duty truck, though, General Motors dropped an official announcement about the rig earlier this year, saying that a Duramax diesel engine and an Allison transmission will be part of the final package.
When it does arrive, GM’s conventional medium-duty truck will rival the F-650 and F-750 trucks, which often serve as the basis for emergency vehicles, school buses, dump trucks and more. It will be the first product born from the Navistar-GM partnership and mark Chevrolet’s return to the class 4/5 commercial vehicle segment. No word on a GMC variant as of now, though.
Spy shots: Truck Trend