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.