Currently, the new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Medium Duty is offered exclusively as a chassis cab. This means that the trucks come from the factory with exposed frame rails, enabling the upfitter to modify the truck to the needs of the consumer, whether it be an ambulance, dump truck, utility vehicle, recreation vehicle, or a myriad of other potential applications.
The fact that the Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500 HD Chassis Cabs can shoulder heavy loads and be upfitted for any imaginable business need is a major plus. At the same time, though, some customers might be significantly more interested in getting a truck with a bed straight from the factory. In fact, a factory bed option could be very attractive to those who want to own the biggest, most capable Chevy truck that money can buy.
As such, offering a factory-installed bed on the new Silverado Medium Duty line means that the buyer would not have to make an extra trip to an upfitter, while also providing GM/Chevrolet with an opportunity to charge a bit more for the truck, thereby making it a more lucrative venture.
And so we ask you: should Chevy offer the new Silverado MD with a factory bed option? Vote in our poll below and make your opinion heard in the comments section.
About The 2019 Silverado Medium Duty
The Chevrolet Silverado Medium Duty line (also known as the Silverado Chassis Cab) is comprised of the 2019 Silverado 4500HD, Silverado 5500HD, and Silverado 6500HD. The range was co-developed by General Motors and Navistar and is assembled by Navistar at its Springfield Assembly plant in Ohio. In fact, ever aspect of these trucks was designed for three purposes: capability, ease of use, and easy maintenance.
Chevrolet boasts that the all-new Silverado Medium Duty Chassis Cabs provide a strong and capable structure for any needs. The robust single-piece frame rail delivers the utmost durability, while the wide range of cab-to-axle offerings make way for a significant amount of upfits. No protruding welds or brackets on the frame, otherwise known as a clean top of rail design, makes upfitting easier.
The Silverado Medium Duty Chassis Cabs are powered by the Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel V8 L5D engine mated to a wide gamut of available transmissions. The trucks also offer an impressive turning radius for superior maneuverability. Unique features like flowtie – the Chevy Bow Tie emblem with the middle portion removed – were specifically utilized to enhance performance and increase the models’ cooling efficiency.
The Silverado Medium Duty line also includes a comfortable and tech-laden interior. In fact, the interiors identical to those of the K2 platform Silverado HD. Triple-sealed doors help reduce outside road noise and deliver a quiet cabin, while easy-to-reach buttons and ten customizable aux switches translate to ease-of-use.