The cabs for the new 2019 Silverado Medium Duty trucks will be built by Navistar, GM Authority confirmed with Chevrolet officials.
Contrary to popular belief, the cabs for the new beasts will be assembled at a new body shop at Navistar’s Springfield Assembly plant in Ohio, where the Silverado Medium Duty family is produced. Prior to this confirmation, it was rumored that the cabs will be built at the GM Fort Wayne plant in Indiana and transported to Navistar’s Springfield plant, located roughly 130 miles South East.
GM/Chevrolet co-developed the new Silverado Medium Duty family with Navistar. The trucks, comprised of the 2019 Silverado 4500HD, Silverado 5500HD and Silverado 6500HD, will be assembled at Navistar’s Springfield Assembly facility and will launch by the end of the second quarter of 2018.
The vehicles are the spiritual successors to the Chevrolet Kodiak and GMC TopKick, which GM discontinued in 2009.