Nearly 10 years ago, Chevy discontinued its Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD models, but this March, the automaker intends to bring them back, debuting the massive models at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
According to Chevy, the trucks will not be variants of existing Silverados but will instead be built as brand-new trucks, from top to bottom. These large Silverado trucks are meant for fleet and commercial buyers, designed for the harshest, most demanding worksites.
The new Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD models will be offered as 4×2 and 4×4 models in regular and crew cab configurations. Most notably, the new heavy duty pickups will be powered by a Duramax® diesel engine paired with an Allison® transmission. This is currently an option on the 2500HD and 3500HD models.
According to AutoWeek.com, the new trucks will be produced in Springfield, Ohio, beginning late this year. The new trucks will appear on dealer lots as 2019 models.
“The Silverado 4500HD/5500HD trucks are the flagship of our full-line commercial truck portfolio, and we’ve designed them to be among the best in the industry in maneuverability, serviceability, visibility, quietness and comfort, diesel fuel economy, and more,” remarked Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of GM Fleet.
We expect to learn more about the new Silverado Heavy Duty models when they debut at the Work Truck Show, which runs from March 6th through 9th. Check back in with Lowe Chevrolet for more information.