2019 Chevrolet Silverado 4500/5500 to Bow at Work Truck Show

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Chevrolet has announced that it will unveil the new 2019 Silverado 4500 and 5500 chassis cab trucks at the upcoming Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. The show runs March 6-9 and will be the first time the truckmaker has shown the redesigned Class 4 and Class 5 trucks to the world, not long after the unveiling its light-duty trucks at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit next week.

Chevy says that the 4500 and 5500 will be available in regular- and crew-cab models, with a variety of wheelbases, gross vehicle weight ratings and with a choice of two- and four-wheel drive. Duramax diesel engines and Allison transmissions will return, and the trucks will have a full slate of fully modern tech like OnStar connectivity, 4G LTE Wi-Fi and several multimedia options.

Production of the new truck is expected to start in late 2018, with full details on the specs for the trucks expected at their unveiling in March. Check back here for more info at that time.

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I wonder if they are going to continue with IFS or go SFA.

This truck will have SFA
I wonder if SRW will be offered and High Country trim.

The Duramax/Allison combo will make these very capable work trucks. I look forward to seeing the full details and specs

No gas option, no sales.

Ford going to get a big smack down from GM in 2018! Hell they bitch slap Ford in sales with out this line since 2015 :)

Looks like GM copied Ford on this one.......ayyyyy

Late to the party is the new Sliverado 4500, replete with 2014 vintage headlamps. Hahahaha!

That looks like one BIG @$$ truck!! Paired with Duramax and Allison tranny. You have a fantastic working machine!!

What ever class GM enters, GM wins.

I don't see any resemblance of ford what so ever!
you need to get your eyes check frank!

@redbloodedxy
ford f650 is using headlights from 2008 SD, that's 10 year old headlights, plus they use them on the vans. how lame is that!!

About time!

@Fred,

GM spent many years without a 4500/5500 Chassis Truck like the FORD MOTOR Co has had for many years. You guys like to claim FORD copied GM by going to midsize. Where there you go.

Do you get it?

Here's what it looks like

https://www.autoblog.com/amp/2018/01/08/chevy-silverado-4500-5500-medium-duty-commercial-truck/

Frank,
GM have had medium duty trucks in the past which includes 4 and 5 class, and GM even sells them now (as rebadged Isuzu).

As far as midsize trucks, Ford never sold midsize trucks in the US, last Ranger was compact, and Colorado was midsize from 2004.
Do you get it??

STAY TUNE MORE GARBAGE TO COME. FORD ALWAYS GONNA BE THE NUMBER ONE SECOND TO NONE.

Resembles an older Ford in that article link from TNTGMC imo, but good looking none the less. Most of these medium duty trucks look alike any how.Should sell well in chassis form, glad to see Ford and GM re-expanding their line ups.

the past which includes 4 and 5 class

As far as midsize trucks, Ford never sold...

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The old Ranger, the new Ranger and the Colorado are Class 1 Light Duty trucks.

One good thing that will happen is the girlie men will stop whining about F550 as they will all be selling 5500s now.

Fair enough?

Dear Chevy, It'ss too late to get back in. A thousand or whatever small number of these trucks won't cut the mustard. F-Series outsells Silverado by over 300,000 units.

Amen

This truck will have some significant advantages over the Ford F-550 and Ram 5500. Would not be at all surprised if a very powerful gas engine is eventually available.

Glad to see these trucks back. The engine and transmission are the best in the business. These will be popular with a lot of companies.

So many fleet managers are frustrated with the high maintenance costs of their current 450 and 550 series trucks and will welcome these new 4500 and 5500 series Silversdos.

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You are fake news.

This is that Navistar crap. GM cannot even build their own.

RUN GRETTA RUN..., Any data or research to back-up that claim about fleets? Or, you just spouting off stuff you just think feels good?
How about that statement..., "Everything GM enters, they win."..., They are outsold by the Tacoma in midsize..., Oh, it just makes your world of reality warm and fuzzy...

A bit late to the party, but who knows, maybe someone will like it.

-CT

Dear Chevy, It'ss too late to get back in. A thousand or whatever small number of these trucks won't cut the mustard. F-Series outsells Silverado by over 300,000 units.


Posted by: jim | Jan 8, 2018 8:54:09 PM

You mean like when they decided to get back into making Colorado and Canyons?

Yep sure was too late.

They will sell a lot of these.

Now that the picture has been lighten up, the truck doesn't even use the 1500-3500 body. Looks to be a totally different truck. Kinda like how the previous ford super duties were different from the f150. This is interesting.

A Navistar truck with a Chevy skin. Navistar will be selling these with their label too no doubt.

You mean like when they decided to get back into making Colorado and Canyons?

Yep sure was too late.

They will sell a lot of these.


Posted by: andrwken | Jan 9, 2018 8:39:24 AM

He meant like when your companion said it is too late for Ranger. We'll see.

Colorado was only out a year or so before getting back in.

4500 and 5500 sales are very small. It won't make a difference.

F-Series outsells Silverado by over 300,000 units.

Posted by: jim | Jan 8, 2018 8:54:09 PM

You are combining 2 different models of Full size fords to 1 model of Full size Chevy. You should seek out the sales break down of each model Ford to compare to the Silverado sales. Very different results.

You mean like when they decided to get back into making Colorado and Canyons?

Yep sure was too late.

They will sell a lot of these.


Posted by: andrwken | Jan 9, 2018 8:39:24 AM

He meant like when your companion said it is too late for Ranger. We'll see.

Colorado was only out a year or so before getting back in.

4500 and 5500 sales are very small. It won't make a difference.


Posted by: Frank | Jan 9, 2018 11:43:28 AM


There is no reason to believe the Ranger won't be successful. You never heard me say that. The problem all the manufacturers except the Japanese missed was that the compact/midsize market could not be killed off like they would have preferred by making everyone in the US buy a fullsize. GM was the only domestic to take note of the sales of Tacoma and jump right back in.

If your a stat counter, yes these 4500/5500 trucks aren't huge sales numbers. The 3 class trucks in 2016 sold around 296k. The 4 and 5 class sold just under 90k. Nothing to sneeze at for what they charge. The margins on these I'm sure is where GM wants back in. If GM starts adding retail sales from trucks like this to their already profitable line, the margins overall will only go up. Wasn't the sub $100k Superduty a F450?

What ever class GM enters, GM wins.

Posted by: GMSRGREAT

Yeah--every class, except the full-size and mid-size pickup segments.

GM gets beat, runs away/abandons its mindless fans, comes back... rinse, wash, repeat...

So what your saying Clint is that GM is doing the same as Ford did with the Bronco and Ranger but Ford somehow gets a free pass... Got it!

A lot of you guys must of forgot about GM'S last adventure into this market. They stopped making them because they did not sell. Hope these will be better. This segment is not counted in regular truck sales either. This is a different class period. Im pretty sure pickup trucks has mentioned this in the past.

What ever class GM enters, GM wins.

Posted by: GMSRGREAT

AHAHAHAH, this Car Company does not lead in anything.

What ever class GM enters, GM wins.

Posted by: GMSRGREAT

AHAHAHAH, this Car Company does not lead in anything.

Posted by: Frank | Jan 9, 2018 5:04:37 PM

My bad, I should have indicated what class of vehicle GM leads. The class of vehicle is called the pick-up. GM reintroduced the midsize pick-up and has since become the sales leader in the pick-up class 3 years and counting.

Wow, that is one ugly truck - skinny tires on a tall truck never looks right & with that huge gab between front bumper and grill...geez what were those shaky GOVT motors designer's thinking?...LOL

There thinking that they have the best engine--transmission combination in the business and in order to put that into a huge massive intimidating truck that will perform actual "WORK", it needs to look like this!! Reminds me on Ironhide from Transformers!! Looks amazing!!

Ford going to get a big smack down from GM in 2018! Hell they bitch slap Ford in sales with out this line since 2015 :)
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Wow, that is one ugly truck - skinny tires on a tall truck never looks right & with that huge gab between front bumper and grill...geez what were those shaky GOVT motors designer's thinking?...LOL


Posted by: Lionel | Jan 9, 2018 8:29:13 PM

Lionel, if you don't know what the gap is for you had better start learning a thing or two. Really??? Skinny tires, tall truck, it is for heavy duty use, what do you want a lowered truck low profile car tires? Get with it dude.

You guys post constantly like GM Ford and Dodge are a damned football team. Why don't you idiots grow up a bit. Sites like this are for information and some fun if you enjoy trucks. They aren't a place to argue about your favorite team with limited knowledge as it is. Show some respect.

This truck will pick up where the International Terrastar Left off at and Gives International Access to The GM powertrains for there versions and it will be the only one in the class to have true 80,000 Psi frame where the others dont have it under the cab and front

For most light commercial work this truck will have to big of cab body and the work deck will be to high. Also too hard to get around town.

It will be great for things like light cranes in places like oilfields and for utilities companies.



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