Chevy Low Cab Forward Sales Jump 53 Percent In Q3 20215
Chevy Low Cab Forward sales increased over 53 percent or 600 units to 1,669 units during the third quarter of 2021 in the United States.
Sales Numbers - Chevy Low Cab Forward - Q3 2021 - United States
|MODEL||Q3 21 / Q3 20||Q3 21||Q3 20||YTD 21 / YTD 20||YTD 21||YTD 20|
|CHEVROLET LOW CAB FORWARD||+53.12%||1,669||1,090||+18.52%||4,141||3,494|
The overwhelmingly positive results come on the heels of a 20 percent decline in Q3 2020. Before that, sales improved 132 percent during Q3 2019.
The GM Authority Take
The Chevy Low Cab Forward (LCF) are medium-duty trucks that are the result of a partnership between GM and Isuzu Motors announced in June 2015. The trucks were developed and are built by Isuzu, with GM providing some components like gasoline engines.
The Chevy LCF is offered as a 3500, 4500, 5500, or 6500 model. The LCF 3500, 4500, and 5500 models are rebadged Isuzu N-Series, while the 6500XD is a much larger truck, being a rebadged Isuzu F-Series. A Chevy Low Cab Forward 7500XD model with a higher GVWR is expected for the 2022 model year.
The low cab forward trucks are available with various engine choices. On the gasoline side, the models are available with the GM 6.0L L96 Vortec gasoline engine (for 2017-2020 models) or the 6.6L L8T V8 gasoline engine (for the 2021 and newer model year). Two diesel mills are available. The first is a 3.0L four-cylinder and the second is a 5.2L four-cylinder; both are Isuzu engines.
For the 2022 model year, however, the 5.2L four-cylinder diesel will be replaced with the 6.7L Cummins engine rated at 260 horsepower and 660 pound-feet in the Chevy Low Cab Forward 6500XD. By comparison, the outgoing 5.2L engine was good for 215 horsepower and 520 pound-feet of torque.
Other updates for the 2022 model year include a new “heavy-duty option” for the LCF 6500XD, with a 21,000-pound rear GAWR and an Allison 2500 RDS transmission. It’s unclear if this model will ultimately end up being marketed as a 7500 XD, which GM Authority reported was on the way roughly a year ago. In addition, new standard equipment is also in store, including LED headlamps and a new interior color scheme with a gray/blue cross pattern seat fabric. A redesigned front end is also in store for the 2022 model-year 6500XD.
The Low Cab Forward trucks are an integral part of Chevy’s strategy to deliver a “complete solution” for commercial fleet customers, ranging from light-duty midsize pickups (Chevy Colorado) and light-duty full-size pickups (Silverado 1500) to full-size heavy-duty pickups (Silverado HD) and medium-duty chassis cabs (Silverado MD).
This “complete solution” approach is vital as it keeps fleet customers within the Chevrolet family, rather than purchasing vehicle from other brands, and servicing them outside the Chevy dealer network. In addition, the LCF models provide incremental sales volume and revenue for GM, without significant investment, effort, or risk.
About The Numbers
- All percent change figures compared to Chevrolet Low Cab Forward sales for Q3 2020, except as noted
- In the United States, there were 77 selling days in Q3 2021 and 77 selling days in Q3 2020
- Chevrolet Low Cab Forward sales include the following models:
- 3500 gasoline
- 4500 gasoline
- 4500 HD/XD diesel
- 5500 HD/XD diesel
- 6500 XD diesel
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Looks like that would be a fun truck to drive in urban traffic.
My dad had a fleet of izuzus along with Mitzu Fusos and some Ford and chevys. The Mitsubishi and izuzus were the toughest. They were set up with 16” boxes. Hauled vending stuff, chips, soda, candy. Nothing too heavy but they were run hard and for a lot of years/miles. Slow loaded or not, the 350 Chevy motor ones moved better than that 4cyl oil burners. Tough frames, axles, transmissions. The held up much better than the E350 Econolines.
I wouldn’t mind having a LCF 3500 if it’s cheaper than a Silverado 3500.
I know in the automotive industry its about profits but to me it shouldn’t have the bowtie up front if it doesn’t have the duramax in it just my opinion.
Great truck. Will only order with a diesel engine. Cummins 6.7 diesel with Allison transmission in the 2022 LCF 6500XD will be the ticket.