Chevrolet just announced it will be getting back into the medium-duty commercial truck segment with the addition of six new work trucks. To make this happen in a cost-efficient way, Chevy is partnering with Isuzu, which makes the N-Series low-cab-forward platforms.
Previously GM offered the Chevrolet Kodiak and GMC TopKick, but after troubled negotiations with potential buyers, GM wound down their production in Flint, Mich., in 2009, walking away from the 4500 and 5500 commercial truck segment altogether.
The new Chevy models will be the 3500, 3500 Heavy Duty, 4500, 4500 HD, 5500 and 5500 HD. The new Chevy LCF chassis cabs will be offered in both regular-cab (two-door) and crew-cab (four- door) versions, with three different engine choices: a 6.0-liter V-8 gas, a 3.0-liter V-6 turbo-diesel and 5.2-liter V-8 turbo-diesel.
In addition to the new LCF trucks, Chevrolet's fleet and commercial choices include the Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD, full-size chassis-cab models and the midsize Colorado, which offers a box-delete option, as well as the compact City Express and full-size Express vans.