Photos from KGP Photography
Our spy shooters have been planted outside the GM facilities because of all the activity surrounding the coming 2015 heavy-duty pickup trucks, as well as the new midsize pickups. Recently, they got more than a glimpse of a flatbed one-ton chassis cab with a newly styled regular cab front end. Both Chevy and GMC will offer 3500 HD chassis cabs for 2015, but we're wondering if this isn't the first hint that they might be testing for a possible 4500 CC model as well.
Although the weight on the bed might not look like much, depending on the materials that could be as much as 5,000 pounds over the rear axles. Though certainly not near the limits of the new 2015 truck ratings, which is significantly more than 7,000 pounds, it’s still a good number to test with.
Interestingly, there seems to be an 8-foot-long 4-by-4-inch block of wood between the frame rails and flatbed. We’re not sure we've ever seen that before. As we note that this regular cab 3500 HD is clearly motivated by the 6.0-liter gas V-8 (note the absence of the passenger-side diesel exhaust fluid tank below the door), we're told the new chassis cab truck will be able to pass the EPA's strict "noise pass-by test" with a 360-horsepower rating as opposed to the earlier de-rated 322-hp level.