General Motors and Chevrolet’s return to the medium-duty truck segment is fast approaching. The 2019 Silverado 4500HD, Silverado 5500HD, and Silverado 6500HD will mark the first time since the Chevrolet Kodiak that GM will offer Class 4, 5 and 6 medium-duty conventional cab segments.
For buyers eager to purchase a Chevy medium-duty pickup, the brand announced on Thursday that prices will start at $48,465 for a 4500HD chassis cab. Prices include a mandatory $1,495 destination fee, but exclude, tax, title and other dealer fees. Pricing for the entire medium-duty truck lineup can be found below:
The truck will feature a 6.6-liter L5D Duramax diesel engine making 350 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque, and customers will have the choice of Allison transmissions with a Power Take Off option. Chevy will offer both 2WD and 4WD as well.
Chevrolet also worked to ensure the Silverado medium-duty line provides ease of use for the task at hand. The frame is designed with one-piece straight rails sans rivets for easy installation of custom-made bodies, and the clamshell hood and wheel cut provide greater access to the engine than competitor trucks.
Notably, Chevy will offer a twin-tank for up to 65 gallons of fuel, factory-installed air suspension and a suite of connected-car technology, including a Wi-Fi hotspot and OnStar services.