Chevrolet has already announced its 2019 Silverado Medium Duty trucks – the Class 4 Silverado 4500HD, Class 5 Silverado 5500HD and Class 6 Silverado 6500HD – that was developed in conjunction with Navistar due to a new partnership with GM. Navistar is to have a version of the truck for its International brand, but we have yet to see International’s version of the truck – until now.
Though Navistar has yet to officially announce its own model, we just got our hands on a brochure for the new truck – giving us a significant amount of information on the vehicle, some of which is rather noteworthy.
Set to be called International CV Series, Navistar is positioning its model as a truck “designed, distributed and supported by a manufacturer that specializes in commercial trucks”.
Like the 2019 Silverado Medium Duty, the new International CV truck is offered in Regular Cab or Crew Cab configurations, with wheelbases ranging from 141″ to 243 inches. The trucks look almost identical to the Silverado Medium Duty, while featuring a different grille with vertical slats. It also features the same high-strength steel frame rail, available air ride rear suspension, and forward-tilting hood with easy-to-reach maintenance points.
The CV Series is powered exclusively by the same 6.6L Duramax turbo-diesel V8 engine (L5D) as in the Silverado Medium Duty. The engine is the sole powerplant for both trucks, at least for the time being. Sending power to the wheels will be a 6-speed Allison transmission in either 1700, 1750, or 2700 series configurations.
Interestingly, Navistar’s brochure for the International CV truck only lists Class 4 and 5 versions, not making any mention of a Class 6 model. Meanwhile, the 2019 Silverado Medium Duty will be offered in Class 4, 5 and 6 versions ranging from a GVWR of 15,000 to 23,500 pounds.
To top it all off, Navistar says that “the CV Series is supported by the largest commercial dealer network in the industry with more dedicated truck bays and diesel technicians than anyone else.”
See the brochure for the 2019 International CV Series here (PDF file format hosted on an external source)
No pricing for the International CV is available just yet, but the 2019 Silverado Medium Duty starts at $48,685 – which should provide a fairly good idea of the price of Navistar’s variant. Both trucks are manufactured at the Navistar plant in Springfield, Ohio, with an on-sale date in late fall 2018.