When Chevrolet first announced the 2019 Silverado Medium Duty, it said that the new Class 4, 5 and 6 trucks will have an interior that is “very similar” to that used in the K2 platform Silverado HD models – the Silverado 2500HD and Silverado 3500HD. That much is immediately noticeable when spending a few short seconds in the new Medium Duty beast. But those who haven’t yet spent time in the Silverado Medium Duty interior should know that the cabins are not only similar, they are practically indistinguishable.
That’s because the 2019 Silverado Medium Duty uses the cab of the Silverado HD, and that is not at all a bad thing.
By inheriting the cab of the Silverado HD, the Silverado Medium Duty interior automatically gets a very functional cabin with excellent visibility and advanced technologies that make for a better driving and operational experience. Easy-to-reach control buttons and up to ten customizable auxiliary switches help control equipment a more integrated task that is totally hassle-free.
The cab also has triple-sealed doors to help reduce outside road noise, making for a quiet and more comfortable cabin for everyone.
Other functional abilities include upper and lower glove boxes, which provide convenient storage space. Additional cargo space in the Silverado Medium Duty interior is available in the center armrest, which flips up to reveal a bench seat when greater passenger capacity is needed.
The new Chevrolet Silverado Medium Duty line, otherwise called the Silverado Chassis Cab, is made up of the 2019 Silverado 4500HD, Silverado 5500HD and Silverado 6500HD. The range was co-developed by General Motors and Navistar. The models are assembled by Navistar at its Springfield Assembly plant in Ohio, with Navistar also making the cabs at its body shop. Navistar’s version is called the International CV series.
The models are available in either two-door Regular Cab or four-door Crew Cab configurations, while being powered by a GM Duramax 6.6L L5D engine that can be mated to a plethora of transmissions, including an Allison unit.
Meanwhile, the all-new 2020 Silverado HD will have an all-new cab and interior that probably won’t make its way to the Silverado Medium Duty any time soon.