2019 Silverado Medium Duty Begins To Reach Dealers16
This Wednesday, General Motors began shipping to dealers the first units of the 2019 Silverado Medium Duty chassis cab trucks – the Silverado 4500HD, Silverado 5500HD and Silverado 6500HD.
Production of Chevy’s 2019 Silverado Medium Duty, the first-ever medium-duty trucks to carry the Silverado name as well as the second of three all-new Silverado models that Chevrolet has revealed in the past 18 months, began earlier this week. Assembly is taking place at Navistar’s Springfield Assembly Plant in Ohio, which we reported exclusively last March, a few days after the trucks’ debut at the 2018 NTEA Work Truck Show.
The new Silverado Class 4, 5 and 6 trucks are designed to be the most customer-focused medium duty truck of any major competitor. Their launch is taking place during a record year for GM’s commercial business, which has seen a double-digit sales increase year-after-year.
“When we decided to get back into the medium-duty segment, we were determined to build the truck our customers have been asking for,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, GM Fleet. “We listened to the needs of fleet managers, truck drivers, technicians and dealers to design a truck that’s easy to upfit, easy to drive, easy to service and easy to own.”
The 2019 Silverado Medium Duty trucks have a starting price of $48,465 for a 4500HD chassis cab, which includes a mandatory destination fee of $1,495. The prices for Chevrolet’s entire line of medium-duty trucks are as follows (not including taxes, titles and other dealer fees).
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According to the company, customers from various facets of the construction industry – including home and road builders, landscaping businesses and public services – have shown a significant amount of interest in its 2019 Silverado Medium Duty trucks. The trucks are also quite popular among upfitters thanks to the clean and straight design of the frame rail, which does not have any rivets, supports or welds that interfere.
“Demand for the new Silverado medium duty has been exceptionally strong from sellers, upfit companies and fleet customers,” said John Schwegman, director of commercial product and medium duty, GM Fleet. “With our large vehicle portfolio from sedans to crossovers to large trucks, our Chevy Business Elite dealers can offer commercial customers a one-stop shop that supports their business needs.”
The 2019 Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD are powered by a 6.6L L5D V-8 Duramax diesel engine making 350 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque mated to a choice of Allison transmissions with a Power Take Off (PTO option). The trucks are available in 2WD and 4WD drivetrains.
All 2019 Silverado Medium Duty truck models are available in chassis cab configurations, with GM currently not offering a factory bed option at the time of this writing.
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Great, Hope this sell well. I like both truck versions Navistar and Chevrolet.
Good move; leverage outstanding trucks and Silverado name for expanded market offering
This should work out well for Chevrolet and Navistar (and their customers).
Of the three new SIlverados shown, these beasts of burden are the best looking ones to me! Good to see GM make one good decision of late.
Navistar chassis and configuration, Chevrolet/Allison powertrain and dealer network.
Unless the economy falters or if GM/Navistar has unreasonable expectations, this will be a very good product for everyone.
This what gm wants low paid people doing jobs n crap insurance that way to cut gm auto workers out
Are the new line of trucks made in the USA
They really need to offer a manual transmission version of this truck I know quite a few people that are looking elsewhere for medium-duty because General Motors won’t offer a manual transmission it may not sell in big numbers like an automatic but the manual transmission would sell especially in a heavy-duty application if they offered a manual transmission and I had the money I’d be speccing out a Silverado 6500 ASAP
Do those people know that they can’t get a F-550 in a stick either?
You can buy a new Ram 5500 with a manual
I think automatic is the way to go with all the green drivers out there etc. This Powertrain combination with Dana axles is awesome.
I really don’t want to buy a new Ram with a manual . I want an automatic….
It’s a sign of the times, even class 8 trucks with automated manuals outsell trucks with manual transmissions. Companies prefer automatics because many people have no clue how to drive stick, this saves on downtime having to replace clutches our destroying the transmissions themselves. I didn’t like it at first but understand the reasoning. Automatics also help with driver retention