General Motors continues to successfully sell down aged inventory of the Chevy Silverado Medium Duty truck.
As of the end of July, 2020 Chevy Silverado Medium Duty inventory across U.S. Chevy dealers was around 1,000 units while 2021 Chevy Silverado Medium Duty was around 2,500 units, GM Authority has learned.
That was an improvement over June, when 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.
|2020 Silverado MD||2021 Silverado MD|
|End of July 2021||1,000||2,500|
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.
Chevrolet Silverado Sales Detail - Q2 2021 - USA
|Model||Q2 2021 / Q2 2020||Q2 2021||Q2 2020||YTD 2021 / YTD 2020||YTD 2021||YTD 2020|
This has made a small contribution to cumulative Silverado sales, 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 family – made up of the 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HDE – 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 turbodiesel is closely related to the 6.6L V8 L5P used in the Silverado HD.