Late last month, GM Authority published an exclusive report on the new Chevy 7500XD, the up-and-coming range-topping model in the Chevy Low Cab Forward truck line. Now, we’re back to spill the beans with fresh, exclusive details on the 7500XD’s specs.
The big news is that the upcoming Chevy Low Cab Forward 7500XD will come with a 33,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), making it a Class 7 vehicle. Providing motivation will be the 5.2L four-cylinder diesel powerplant, also known as the 4H diesel, producing 215 horsepower, the same power rating as the Chevy 6500XD.
We originally speculated that the 7500XD would come with the 6HK1 turbo-diesel engine, which is available as either a four-cylinder, or a six-cylinder. Now, however, GM Authority has learned that that is not the case.
At its core, the Chevy 7500XD will essentially be the same vehicle as the Isuzu FVR.
By comparison, the current range-topper in the Chevy Cab Forward line, the Chevy 6500XD LCF, is essentially the same truck as the Isuzu FTR, and comes with a 25,950 GVWR, making it a Class 6 vehicle.
When it finally starts rolling off the line, the new Chevy Low Cab Forward 7500XD will be produced at the Isuzu Spartan Motors plant in Charlotte, Michigan, the same facility that produces the current Class 6 Chevy 6500XD LCF.
As a reminder, the Chevy Low Cab Forward line is part of Chevrolet’s medium duty truck range, and is produced via a partnership with Isuzu Motors, with 3500 through 5500 models equivalent to Isuzu’s NPR range. The up-and-coming Chevy Low Cab Forward 7500XD will provide greater capability than the current 6500XD.
We’ll have more to share on the new Chevy Low Cab Forward 7500XD in the near future, so stay tuned. In the meantime, subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevrolet Low Cab Forward news, Chevrolet news, and ongoing General Motors news coverage.