Chevrolet has a shock for business truck prospects.
After teasing the introduction of the primary Silverado-branded Class four and 5 medium responsibility chassis cab vans a few months in the past, Chevy confirmed up at The Work Truck Present in Indianapolis on Wednesday with a Class 6 model in tow. That places the automaker head-to-head with Ford in each truck section underneath Class 7.
The all-new Silverado 4500, 5500 and 6500 had been developed in partnership with Navistar, and mark Chevrolet’s return to the medium-duty section with an in-house designed mannequin after a 10-year absence. It has been filling the hole lately with rebranded low cab forward-style vans from Isuzu.
The Silverados are powered by a model of Chevy’s current 6.6-liter Duramax V8 that’s been engineered to supply 350 hp and 700 pound toes of torque on this utility. That’s 50 extra horsepower than the F-Collection vans have and the identical quantity of torque, however the Silverado 6500 maxes out with a 22,500-pound gross car weight ranking (GVWR) whereas the F-650 is offered in a model with a high GVWR of 29,000 kilos.
Chevy is touting different design options that it hopes will assist its vans stand aside, together with a manufacturing facility painted flat-top body with the wiring tucked inside it to simplify upfits, an obtainable rear air suspension system and a light-weight composite tilt-front hood. Inside facilities embody Chevy’s Apple CarPlay and Android Auto-equipped infotainment system and a built-in 4G Wi-Fi hotspot.
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The Silverados will probably be constructed by Navistar in Springfield, Ohio, beginning later this yr. Pricing has not been introduced, however will possible begin within the $40,000 vary. Automotive Information experiences that GMC is not going to be getting a Sierra model of the vans, however Navistar will unveil its personal mannequin primarily based on the platform that it’ll reveal earlier than manufacturing begins.
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