GM Authority last reported on this situation in June of this year. At that time, approximately 2,000 prior model year Chevy Silverado MD units were still available, 1,500 of them from the 2020 model year and the remaining 500 from the 2019 model year.
|2019 Silverado MD||2020 Silverado MD||2019 and 2020 combined|
|End of December 2020||1,000||3,000||4,000|
|End of February 2021||900||2,500||3,400|
|End of March 2021||700||2,200||2,900|
|End of April 2021||600||1,800||2,400|
|End of May 2021||500||1,500||2,000|
|Start of July 2021||0||1,300||1,300|
Since then (as of the beginning of July), the total figure has fallen sharply to 1,300 units, partly because inventory of 2019 model year trucks appears to have fallen rapidly to zero. This is a remarkable development, since it means that the last 500 trucks found customers in slightly over one month, while the prior 500 units sold before only found homes over the course of five months.
Stocks of the 2020 Chevy Silverado MD have fallen more slowly to 1,300 units. By comparison, there are 2,700 units of the 2021 Chevy Silverado MD still available. The 2021 model year represents Chevy’s current medium duty truck, since the 2022 model year version is not due to go into production until the 2022 calendar year.
Chevrolet Silverado Sales Detail - Q2 2021 - USA
|Model||Q2 2021 / Q2 2020||Q2 2021||Q2 2020||YTD 2021 / YTD 2020||YTD 2021||YTD 2020|
The Silverado MD has been performing spectacularly well in recent months. In Q2 of 2021, sales were up by 79 percent compared with the same period the year prior. And during the first six months of 2020, sales increased 80 percent to 4,912 units.
This has made a small contribution to total sales of the Silverado family, which have improved by nine percent during the first six months of 2021. However, it should be noted that the Chevy Silverado 1500 light duty pickup truck on its own is the most popular Chevrolet (and GM) model in the United States, without the help of its medium duty and heavy duty relatives.
In fact, the Silverado MD is not a very close relative to the Silverado LD (1500) or Silverado HD (2500HD and 3500HD). Despite its nameplate and the fact that it uses the same cab as the previous-generation, K2-based Silverado HD, it rides on a very different platform that was developed jointly by GM and Navistar.
However, the Silverado Medium Duty’s connection with the other Chevy Silverado models is more evident when considering that it’s powered by the 6.6L V8 L5D turbodiesel Duramax engine. Currently the only engine available for the Silverado MD, the eight-cylinder diesel is closely related to the 6.6L V8 L5P used in the Silverado HD.