Cabs For 2019 Silverado Medium Duty Trucks To Be Built At Navistar Body Shop15
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.
In addition, Chevy tells us that the cabs the new Silverado Medium Duty trucks will be “very similar” to those used in the Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD models.
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.
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Ft Wayne != Ft Worth (front page title blurb)
Still made in USA, like the new Silverado should be.
Now after seeing all the picture’s of the 2019 4500 5500 & 6500 models I’m not so sure , The hood Looks plastic Possibly to cut weight, The safety aspect of the truck, once the hood is tilted open, THERE’S Not much there protecting the occupants of the truck from a head on collision, a little bumper can only do so much, Look at the picture’s. The engine will move directly back. I Doubt these trucks will be built like Mercedes,where the engine will go under the cabin not into.
The Many commercials Chevrolet has been Marketing Against Ford is how strong there STEEL is compared to Aluminum , Chevy, Contact Your Body Distributor & get to those ALL STEEL BODY’S, NOT Fiberglass or plastic to cut down on weight, ”ALL STEEL” Don’t cheat the Loyal customers”
Many trucks in this class are running around with fibreglass hoods which does save weight and also makes it easier for the driver to tilt forward to check fluids. These trucks will sit up a little higher and are built on a heavier frame than a regular HD pickup.
But will they come in the LTZ, High Country, and Texas Edition trim levels/styles? I know of several consumers of this class of truck (rich dudes all, who love all things Chevy Silverado and medium-to-heavy-duty and who use said class for their businesses) that would snap up these babies in a heartbeat as a platform on which to build their RVs for personal use and flatbeds for hauling lumber, etc. Talk about an untapped potential! Viva la Chevy! Viva la Silverado!
They need to add a pickup bed option for those that want that oversized truck. Navistar offered awhile back and made a few bucks off them though they never sold in big numbers. I’m sure the Silverado would be better!
Give them a year or two after the initial introduction into the market and I’m sure there will be personalized variations of this truck out there for individual ownership. I would love to have one myself, but my lifestyle doesn’t fit the purpose of having to own one in the first place.
Damn Straight, Just Like the one’s International put out back in 03”- 05” Expensive to buy COOL AS COOL TO LOOK at, Still is today, With all the O/O in the Business of hauling that should be a Big Plus, PLUS for GM, Open your eyes. Don’t let it pass you, Like taking 30 Plus years for another cool buick regal to come out !!!!
Almost like Cadillacs built by FCA.
Kind of a no brainer as that would tie up Ft.Wayne as they move to the new bodies for T1XX trucks. Would make no sense for them to pump out old and new cabs over the long run.
Alas, I guess this means that Navistar (IH) won’t again be producing Scouts in Springfield anytime soon (LOL).
Nope! They made a deal with GM to build a truck they could sell. LOL
It looks like the new medium duty trucks are using a version of the current K2XX HD. This story does make sense since the HD’s will soon move to the new T1XX platform, as newdude noted.
Wish I could buy the 2019 Silverado 4500 right now. Having to wait for GM to put out the price list is just taking too long. Then waiting for production to start up late fall when people would like to drive it now. They know that others would like to have there fleets updated right away. GM won’t loose out if they started production earlier.
look at front axle photo, drag link hanging under axle. theres a stump out there looking for you. wake up gm. and thats only one of many. i’ m not wanting a 4×4 to drive on the highway. no hi country cab, no rear body, no 900 lbs torque. no sale . GM as usual gets half way there and gets lost along the way. let me know if they ever find there balls they lost in 72