Upcoming Chevrolet Medium-Duty Truck Gets Duramax Diesel

Duramax Diesel
Duramax Diesel

At The Work Truck Show 2017, General Motors confirmed that it is working on an all-new Chevrolet medium-duty truck that will launch sometime in 2018. This truck will be geared towards commercial uses and will be powered by a Duramax diesel engine and Allison transmission.

“Our new Chevrolet medium-duty will be the flagship of our truck portfolio for fleet and commercial customers, and we believe the strength of Duramax/Allison powertrain combination will be able to tackle various jobs – from general contracting to urban delivery to bucket loaders and wreckers,” John Schwegman, US director of Commercial Product and Medium Duty for GM Fleet said.

The Duramax/Allison combination is a winning choice and is one that can be found in nearly two million trucks. Chevrolet will release more specifications for this medium-duty truck, including cab sizes, horsepower and torque ratings, payload capabilities, and more, closer to its launch next year.

If you are looking for a Duramax-powered pickup now, the 2017 Silverado HD comes with a redesigned 6.6-liter V8 turbo-diesel with a class-leading 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque.

Here at Nehl’s Chevrolet, we are excited to have a new truck option in the Chevrolet lineup and can’t wait to learn even more about this upcoming model.

Popular Vote Names Chevy Cruze Diesel Car of the Year

The 2014 Chevy Cruze was named Diesel Car of the Year by The Diesel Driver.
One of the major highlights for the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel is its 46 mpg highway fuel economy.

As attention increasingly turns toward improving fuel economy, diesel-powered vehicles have gained in popularity, making The Diesel Driver’s Diesel Car of the Year a more coveted title than ever before.

“The Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, with a market-leading 46 mpg highway (5.11 L/ 100 km) is clearly setting the pace for diesel-powered cars in the United States,” said Jonathan Spira, The Diesel Driver’s editorial director. “The message from our readers is clear. Diesels are back and Chevrolet is in the forefront.”

The automaker also won The Diesel Driver’s Diesel Manufacturer of the Year award.

In choosing the winners, The Diesel Drivers’ readers cast votes, taking fuel economy, harmful emissions, performance, handling, style, comfort, and “the overall package” into consideration.

Of 11,030 votes, the Cruze was chosen by 59.3 percent of readers while the Chevrolet brand won 45 percent of votes submitted for Diesel Manufacturer of the Year.

The 2014 Cruze Diesel is outfitted with an all-new 2.0-liter clean turbo-diesel engine, which carries over into the 2015 model that was revealed earlier this month at the New York International Auto Show.

Contact us here at Nehls Chevrolet for more information on the Cruze Diesel. See how far diesel power can take you!