Chevy has unveiled the 2019 Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD AND 6500HD pickups at the NTEA The Work Truck Show. Chevy touts the fact that it claims that the 2019 Silverado HD pickups will be the “most customer-focused medium duty truck of any major competitor.”
What exactly does that mean? Well Chevy too input from fleet managers, truck drivers, upfitters, and technicians when it developed the new Silverado pickups.
“It’s not just numbers on a spec sheet that make us different and better,” said John Schwegman, director of Commercial Product and Medium Duty at GM Fleet. “These new Silverados are designed to solve the most common upfit and ownership challenges fleets have with many of today’s medium duty trucks.”
Some of the unique customer focused features include a factory-painted frame with one-piece frame rails that resists rust, Seven Cab-to-Axle options ranging from 60 to 162-inches, a lightweight front hinged hood and an available, factory-installed rear air suspension.
The heavy duty pickups are offered in 2WD and 4WD versions with a 6.6-liter Duramax diesel engine with 350 horsepower and 700 lb.-ft. of torque under the hood.
To keep its drivers connected, the pickups offer a 4GLTE Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless cellphone charging, and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Production begins in begins in late 2018.