Chevrolet has announced that the new 2019 Chevy Silverado HD 4500 and 5000 “medium duty” trucks will be unveiled on March 6th, 2018 at the Word Truck Show in Indianapolis.
As we have known for a while, the Chevy Kodiak name is no more. These trucks will carry the Silverado 4500 and 5500 name. Chevrolet released just one image you see above. The medium duty trucks appear to share some components with the consumer Silverado HD 2500 and 3500 trucks: roof running lights, side mirrors, and more.
Chevrolet says that the all-new Silverado medium-duty 4500 and 5500 trucks will be available in a variety of configurations: regular or crew cab, 2WD or 4×4, and with many Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings (GVWRs) and wheelbases. The press release says that the trucks will be powered by Duramax diesel engines and Allisson Transmissions. It’s not yet clear whether this truck line offer several power output ratings or just one. OnStar, 4G LTE Wi-Fi internet, and additional fleet telematics will be offered to keep the new trucks connected and productive.
No payload or towing specifications have been announced yet. Most of the details will be released in March at the show. The trucks will go into production in late 2018, according to Chevrolet.
Additional technical specifications for the new Silverado 4500HD/5500HD will be released at the reveal in March. The trucks are expected to go into production in late 2018.
While we wait, let’s have some fun. Here are all three heavy duty dually trucks in a bracket-style drag race.