The Chevy Silverado 5500HD 4×4 Crew Cab Work Truck is the top-selling configuration of the Silverado Medium Duty of the 2021 model year, GM Authority has learned from sources familiar with the matter. This was also the case for the 2020 model year.
The second best-selling 2021 Chevy Silverado MD truck configuration is the 5500HD 4×4 Regular Cab Work Truck, underlining the popularity of the Silverado 5500HD 4×4 model in both Crew and Regular Cab forms.
The 2021 Silverado MD line is comprised of the Chevy Silverado 4500HD, Chevy Silverado 5500HD, and Chevy Silverado 6500HD models, each set apart by its respective GVWR. Silverado 4500HD models are rated at 14,001 pounds to 16,500 pounds, Silverado 5500HD models are rated at 17,500 pounds to 19,500 pounds, while Silverado 6500HD models are rated at 21,500 to 23,500 pounds.
|GVWR (lbs)||GVWR (kg)||2WD Reg Cab 1WT||2WD Crew Cab 1WT||4WD Reg Cab 1WT||4WD Crew Cab 1WT||2WD Reg Cab 1LT||2WD Crew Cab 1LT||4WD Reg Cab 1LT||4WD Crew Cab 1LT|
U.S. sales of the Chevy Silverado MD truck totaled 3,025 units, a 79 percent improved over the 1,688 units during the same timeframe in the year-ago quarter. Sales for the first six months of 2021 totaled 4,912 units, an 80 percent jump versus the 2,724 units sold during the first six months of the 2020 calendar year.
Chevrolet Silverado Sales Detail - Q2 2021 - USA
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The Silverado MD is the least popular Silverado configuration, behind the Silverado 1500 Light Duty pickup and Silverado HD. Even so, the uptick in Silverado MD sales has made a small contribution to cumulative Silverado sales, which have improved by 9 percent during the first six months of 2021.
However, it should be noted that the Chevy Silverado Light Duty (1500) 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.
The Silverado MD family is not a very close relative to the Silverado LD (1500) or Silverado HD (2500HD and 3500HD). Despite sharing the Silverado 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 developed jointly by GM and Navistar.
However, the Silverado MD’s connection with the other Chevy Silverado models is more evident when considering that it’s powered by the 6.6L V8 L5D turbo-diesel Duramax engine. Currently the only engine available for the Silverado MD, the eight-cylinder turbo-diesel is closely related to the 6.6L V8 L5P used in the Silverado HD.