Chevrolet Silverado MD (Medium-Duty)
The Chevrolet Silverado MD (Medium Duty) is a conventional medium duty truck. It first launched for the 2019 model year during the 2018 calendar year. The Silverado Medium Duty succeeds the Chevrolet Kodiak that was discontinued in 2009.
|Assembly Location||Navistar Plant, Springfield, Ohio|
|Body Style(s)||Regular Cab or Crew Cab|
|Engine(s)||6.6L Duramax V8 L5P|
|Drive Wheels||Rear-Wheel-Drive, Four-Wheel-Drive|
The Silverado Medium Duty is offered as a conventional truck with a engine/hood-forward design and is available in the following cab and box configurations:
- Regular Cab / Dual Rear Wheel
- 2WD (CC56403)
- 4×4 (CK56403)
- Crew Cab / Dual Rear Wheel
- 2WD (CC56043)
- 4×4 (CK56043)
The Silverado Medium duty platform was jointly developed by Navistar and General Motors. To clarify, the Silverado 4500, 5500, and 6500 do not ride on the T1 platform or K2 platform, which are utilized by third and fourth-generation Silverado 1500, 2500, and 3500 models, respectively.
So far, 2019 Silverado Medium Duty models and newer have been powered exclusively by the 6.6L Duramax L5D V8. The large Duramax diesel engine can be paired with a choice of six-speed Allison automatic transmissions, depending on the type of service the vehicle will perform. Some of the transmissions feature the Power Take-Off (PTO) functionality.
Despite having HD in its official naming, the Silverado MD is classified is not classified as a Heavy Duty truck, but rather as a Medium Duty offering with three series spanning Class 4 (Silverado 4500 HD), Class 5 (Silverado 5500 HD) and Class 6 (Silverado 6500 HD) segments.
Conventional Medium Duty trucks serve as platforms for a wide variety of mostly commercial applications, such as traditional pickup trucks, emergency services, towing, dump truck, flatbed truck and cargo box truck. Some medium duty trucks are also used as a platform for school and commercial buses, and some of the strongest interest has come from the housing and highway construction, landscaping and utility industries.
Production of the first-generation Silverado Medium Duty takes place at the Navistar Plant in Springfield, Ohio.
Future Silverado Medium Duty
General Motors recently announced plans to offer a new Medium Duty Chevy truck utilizing an all-electric powertrain, as GM Authority reported in 2021. In addition to this new all-electric model, The General is also planning to offer a hydrogen Medium Duty Chevy Truck that uses its HydroTec fuel cell technology.
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