Chevrolet Low Cab Forward sales tallied 559 units in the United States during the first quarter of 2019.
A comparison to Q1 2018 sales is not available since GM decided to bundle Chevrolet Low Cab Forward sales figures with those of its now-discontinued Chevrolet City Express van in the year-ago quarter. GM declined our request to provide a break-out of Chevrolet Low Cab Forward sales figures for 2018.
The GM Authority Take
Chevrolet Low Cab Forward sales were not very significant in the first quarter of 2019, however, they are crucial to the automaker’s ability to satisfy a “whole solution” commercial fleet vehicle strategy for U.S. fleet and commercial customers. In addition, they provide incremental sales volume and revenue for GM, without a significant investment or effort.
For those who may not be familiar, the Low Cab Forward (LCF) medium-duty truck is the result of an agreement between GM and Isuzu Motors reached in June 2015. The trucks were developed and are built by Isuzu, with GM providing a few minor components, notably the gasoline engine.
The LCF is offered as a 4500, 5500, or 6500 model, and is available with the GM 6.0-liter L96 Vortec engine or one of two Isuzu-built diesel engines: a 3.0-liter four-cylinder or a 5.2-liter four-cylinder. Chevrolet LCF 3500, 4500, and 5500 models is a rebadged Isuzu N-Series, while the 6500XD is an Isuzu F-Series.
About The Numbers
- In the United States, there were 76 selling days in Q1 2019 and 76 selling days in Q1 2018
- Chevrolet declined to provide sales figures for the 2018 calendar year