Chevrolet will introduce the new generation Silverado 1500 in a few weeks at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. However, the light-duty pickup truck isn’t going to be everything from the carmaker for the upcoming year. No, they are also working on the 2019 Chevy Silverado Medium-Duty, which will arrive sometime later in 2018. The truck has been seen today while it was checking out its ability through Chicago streets and guys from Gmauthority.com have managed to catch the prototype.
Spy Shots: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2017/12/2019-chevrolet-silverado-4500-5500-medium-duty-truck-spy-shots/
Judging by the spy shots, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Medium-Duty uses a four-door crew-cab configuration. The exterior itself seems to be influenced by Navistar, which isn’t too surprising because it’s General Motors partner. The new styling sports a radiator grille and a pair of really large front fenders. The spy shooter is certain that the truck features tilting hood and we believe it is.
The truck will reportedly use Navistar chassis, while Chevrolet should provide the mechanics, as well as the powertrains. Speaking of the engines, the Medium-Duty Silverado will definitely rely on Duramax turbo-diesel options. Of course, the oil-burners will be mated to Allison transmissions.
The footprint of the testing model is similar to Ford’s F-450 and F-550 trucks, so we don’t have to be any kind of geniuses to figure out what’s the point of the new 2019 Chevy Silverado Medium-Duty. Still, the prototype doesn’t reveal much, so we have to wait for some another day in order to figure out what’s cooking in Chevrolet’s facilities.