First-Ever Medium-Duty Chevrolet Silverados Roll Off the Line


First shown to the public at the 2018 Work Truck Show, the all-new Class 4, 5 and 6 2019 Chevrolet Silverados are rolling off the production line in Springfield, Ohio, with a mission to reinvigorate GM's commercial truck lineup. These first-ever medium-duty Silverados mark GM's return to the medium-duty market after killing the Chevrolet Kodiak and GMC TopKick in 2009.


With an interior similar to that of the Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500, the 4500/5500/6500 chassis-cab models have a bigger, stronger and taller exterior look, and are one of three truck lineups Chevy is updating. The March 2018 reveal of the medium-duty commercial truck followed the reveal of all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 at the 2018 Detroit auto show in January. We expect the all-new 2500/3500 models to make their debut in the next few months.

The good news for fleet and commercial buyers partial to the Bow-Tie brand is that all three model lineups — light duty, medium duty and heavy duty — will offer a chassis-cab variant along with a box-delete option. So housing, construction, landscaping and utility companies — just to name a few — can outfit a Chevy pickup exactly the way they want it.

New Silverado 4500/5500/6500 models are equipped with the same turbo-diesel 6.6-liter Duramax engine offered in the 2500/3500 models, but they also offer features such as a tilt-forward engine cover for easier maintenance access, a much-easier-to-access diesel exhaust fluid tank, more wheelbase choices and an easy-to-reach location for the two battery boxes (just outside the driver's door).

Pricing for a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 4500 regular-cab chassis cab with a 141-inch wheelbase starts at just less than $48,000.

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