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First Ever Medium-Duty Chevy Silverados Heads To Dealers

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Customer-led design means you get the truck you asked for.

Designed to be the most customer-focused medium-duty trucks of any major competitor, the Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD were first shown to the public at the 2018 NTEA Work Truck Show.

"When we decided to get back into the medium-duty segment, we were determined to build the truck our customers have been asking for," said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, GM Fleet. "We listened to the needs of fleet managers, truck drivers, technicians and dealers to design a truck that's easy to upfit, easy to drive, easy to service and easy to own."

These chassis cab trucks offer features like a straight frame rail design which does not have rivets, brackets or welds that could get in the way. With seven cab-to-axle length options, a broad range of upfits can be carried out.

"Demand for the new Silverado medium duty has been exceptionally strong from sellers, upfit companies and fleet customers," said John Schwegman, director of commercial product and medium duty, GM Fleet. "With our large vehicle portfolio from sedans to crossovers to large trucks, our Chevy Business Elite dealers can offer commercial customers a one-stop shop that supports their business needs."

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These medium-duty trucks are just one of three all-new Silverado models coming from Chevrolet in the next 18 months. One will be the Silverado 1500 with its DuraBed load bed design offering the best in class cargo volume and a segment-leading 12 fixed tie-downs.

The Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD will also offer new trailering technology as well as big increases in payload capacities and numerous new tech for heavy-duty truck customers. Exciting stuff if you are into serious trucking and a good sign that manufacturers are focusing on what customers need rather than what they assume they want.

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