It's already made in America but sold only in the Middle East.
It's been well over a year since the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab with a Short Bed debuted. The problem was and still is, this configuration is currently for the Middle East market only. Both RST and Trail Boss trims are offered, making this package all the more attractive. Heck, they're even built in America. So why not offer it here as well? We've asked this question before and Chevy admitted it was studying the possibility. That was back in late 2019 and nothing has changed since. That is, until now.
GM Authority brought up the subject with Chevy's Director of Truck marketing, Bob Krapes, who made clear the Bow Tie brand is listening to its customers.
"I would just tell you that because of the limitations that we've been dealing with in terms of the virus and all the things that the virus is causing, including limitations within the supply chain, it's something that we're going to work on," he said. "Nothing to announce today, but we certainly do care about it."
Now, it's possible Chevy intended to launch the Regular Cab, Short Bed set up in the US for the 2020 model year but faced pandemic-related problems that prevented it from doing so. That's purely speculation but something also to bear in mind is the upcoming 2022 model year refresh.
Full details are expected sometime this summer and we should see a heavily revamped interior along with some exterior styling tweaks. A couple of engines, specifically the 4.3-liter V6 and 5.3-liter V8 could be dropped. Will this configuration be included? For now, Chevy clearly isn't talking but that's not at all unusual because automakers, in general, never comment on upcoming vehicles.
Considering these Middle East-only trucks are already made built locally, it shouldn't be too much of a problem to make more. But again, there has to be enough demand and, based on Krapes' comment, it seems American Silverado customers are making their voices heard.