GM and Navistar Bringing Back Medium-Duty Conventional Cab Trucks

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Name of New Trucks Announced

Sep 28, 2017

Chevrolet’s New 2019 Medium Duty Trucks to be Named Silverado

Chevrolet recently announced at its Truck Centennial Event, which kicked off a 100-day celebration of Chevrolet pickups, that its all-new 2019 class 4 and 5 trucks launching in late 2018 will be branded Silverado. Chevrolet continues to expand its truck lineup as customers seek out specialized trucks that allow them to work in confidence.


Both the Silverado 4500 and 5500 will be available in regular and crew cab models, with 4x2 capability and a variety of wheelbases and GVWRs. Each model will be powered by a Duramax® Turbo-Diesel engine and Allison® Transmission, a proven combination that has powered about two million trucks. The new trucks will also offer optional OnStar® 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi® hotspot to help promote safety and productivity.


Full technical specifications for the new Silverado 4500/5500 will be released closer to launch.

New Chevrolet Commercial Truck Powered by Duramax® Diesel

March 14, 2017

General Motors’ already impressive lineup of diesel-powered vehicles is growing in both size and number with the announcement that the new Chevrolet conventional cab commercial truck will be equipped with the legendary power and dependability of Duramax® diesel engines and Allison® heavy-duty transmissions.


Jointly developed between GM and Navistar™, the new commercial truck will have the ability to take on a wide range of jobs, meaning even greater solutions for fleet managers across the country.


Technical specifications such as cab and frame dimensions, horsepower and torque, GAWR, GVWR, payload and other ratings will be released closer to the truck’s 2018 launch.


GM and Navistar Reach Commercial Vehicle Agreement


Oct 9, 2015
Conventional Cab trucks to enter market in 2018


DETROIT, MICH. and LISLE, Ill. – General Motors Co. and Navistar have reached a long-term agreement to develop and assemble future medium-duty, conventional cab Class 4/5 commercial vehicles, allowing Navistar to strengthen its product lineup and GM to expand its Chevrolet commercial truck portfolio.


“Bringing medium-duty conventional cab trucks back into the portfolio strengthens Chevrolet’s commitment to providing commercial customers with more choices and one-stop shopping for a versatile lineup of trucks, vans, and crossovers,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of GM Fleet and Commercial sales.


The future trucks will be jointly developed using Navistar’s expertise in rolling chassis configurations and manufacturing capabilities, and GM’s commercial components and engines. The vehicles are slated for production in 2018 and will be manufactured at Navistar’s facility in Springfield, Ohio.


According to Navistar, it plans to add 300 jobs and invest more than $12 million in facility upgrades and state-of-the-art equipment to produce the new vehicles.


“Our collaboration with GM is another example of our customer-centric, open integration approach – providing our customers with the best technologies available,” said Bill Kozek, president, Truck and Parts, Navistar. “By working with an industry-leading partner like GM, we’ll be able to enhance our medium-duty product portfolio and leverage our scale and expertise in manufacturing medium-duty trucks.”


Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Any additional product information will be announced later.