Chevrolet had abandoned the medium-duty truck segment back in 2009 at the height of the global financial crisis, but is staging a return with the help of Isuzu.
The truck will arrive this August from their Fujisawa, Japan or Charlotte, Michigan assembly lines depending on the engine configuration. General Motors will offer seven models powered by three engine choices: a 6.0-liter engine, a 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine and a 5.2-liter diesel engine.
According to Trucking Info, final assembly of the gasoline trucks will take place by Spartan Motors, while the diesel trucks will arrive fully assembled at four ports including Baltimore, Maryland; Jacksonville, Florida; San Diego, California; and Tacoma, Washington.
“We will also have inventory at the ports at the beginning to allow a fleet to have quick access to a chassis for quicker order-to-delivery time,” said Brad Beauchamp, Chevrolet Medium Duty Truck commercial sales manager for the Western region. “That will start near the end of August.”
230 Chevrolet Business Elite dealers have signed on to offer demo units of the medium-duty truck with an MSRP of $40,900 to start for the gasoline powered truck and $48,375 for diesel trucks. GM is also offering $1,500 as an incentive for fleet buyers.