Chevrolet will offer low cab forward medium-duty trucks in the U.S. in 2016, returning the brand to a growing segment of the commercial vehicle market.
The six new models, Chevrolet 3500, 3500HD, 4500, 4500HD, 5500 and 5500 HD, are based on the Isuzu N-Series, which General Motors (GM) will procure from Isuzu and distribute through Chevrolet dealers.
The new trucks will be offered in regular-cab and crew-cab body styles. A GM-sourced 6.0L V-8 gas engine and six-speed automatic transmission, or Isuzu-sourced 3.0L and 5.2L turbo-diesel engines will be available, depending on the model. The gas-powered models will be assembled in Charlotte, Mich.
Additional features include:
- Chassis lengths ranging from 109 to 212 inches;
- Compatibility with a variety of body types, including refrigerated box, stake/flat bed and service bodies; and
- Easy-access engine compartment with 45-degree-tilting cab.
Additional features and specifications will be available closer to the start of production.
In addition to the new low cab forward trucks, Chevrolet’s fleet and commercial choices include the full-size Silverado lineup, the Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD full-size chassis cab models and the midsize Colorado, which offers a box-delete option, as well as the City Express small van and Express range of full-size vans.