GM continues to sell down aged inventory of the Chevy Silverado Medium Duty chassis cab truck. As of the end of August, there were 800 units left of the 2020 Silverado MD models and around 2,500 units of the 2021 models left across U.S. Chevy dealers, GM Authority has learned. By comparison, there were 1,000 units and 2,500 units, respectively, at the end of July.
That means that roughly 200 of the 2020 Silverado MD models got moved, while inventory of the current 2021 Silverado MD models remained roughly the same. To note, the 2022 model won’t enter production until the 2022 calendar year.
|2020 Silverado MD||2021 Silverado MD|
|End of July 2021||1,000||2,500|
|End of August 2021||800||2,500|
The Silverado MD has performed very well in recent months. In Q2 of 2021, sales increased 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 but not-insignificant contribution to cumulative Silverado sales, which improved nine percent during the first six months of 2021. 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 6500HD – 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 other Chevy Silverado models is more evident when considering that it’s powered by the 6.6L L5D V8 turbo-diesel Duramax engine. Currently the only engine available for the Silverado MD, the eight-cylinder turbo-diesel is very closely related to the 6.6L V8 L5P used in the Silverado HD family (2500HD and 3500HD).