Chevrolet is definitely building a medium duty truck, but they didn’t say anything official about it so far. However, no matter the carmaker hides the vehicle, we managed to catch a prototype which seems to be the upcoming 2019 Chevy Kodiak 4500/5500. Yes, this seems to be the name of the truck, and yes, it’s going to arrive sometime next year.
The Kodiak truck will get its power form a 6.6L Duramax V8 turbo-diesel engine. The unit is recently redesigned, so we know it’s going to produce 445 horsepower (332 kW) and 910 lb.-ft. (1,234 Nm). Compared to its predecessor, the turbo-diesel option increased torque for around 19 percent and reduced noise for 38 percent, which is really amazing. Of course, the oil-burner will come in a pair with Allison 1000 automatic transmission.
The 2019 Chevy Kodiak 4500/5500 has been spied camouflaged a few hours ago, so we have an idea what to expect from the truck. As you can see, there is a large, striking grille in the front along with pretty typical Silverado-based headlights. The hood seem to be flatter than earlier, while mirrors and door handles appear to be just interim solution while the production model arrives.
Speaking of the arrival, the 2019 Kodiak 4500/5500 should make its debut next March.