Introducing the Silverado 4500 and 5500

By Emily Eppley | October 4th, 2017

Chevrolet is proud to announce its all-new Class 4 and 5 medium-duty trucks coming for the 2018 model year will be a part of the iconic Silverado family. This was announced at the State Fair of Texas as part of the Chevrolet Truck Centennial Event which kicks off a 100-day celebration of the first century of Chevrolet pickups. See what’s in store for the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 4500 and 5500 models.

You can expect to see ample options available with the 2018 Silverado 4500 and 5500 models, like the choice between Regular and Crew Cab models, with 4×2 and 4×4 capability and a wide range of GVWRs and wheelbases. All models will be equipped with a Duramax diesel engine and Allison transmission, a legendary combination that has powered almost two million trucks. It’s also expected that you’ll be able to opt for OnStar with 4G LTE connectivity provided by AT&T, which fleet management companies are embracing to help improve safety and productivity.

“The first Chevy truck was built in 1918 for small business owners, and we have been expanding the market ever since because customers want specialized trucks that can tow and haul with confidence,” said Sandor Piszar, director of Marketing and Advertising for Chevrolet Trucks.

“The Silverado 4500 and 5500 will stand out because we’ve designed the trucks around how customers work,” said John Schwegman, U.S. director of Commercial Product. “They will be powerful, highly maneuverable and among the easiest trucks on the market to upfit with specialized bodies, such as dump bodies, rollbacks, freight boxes and more.”

More details will be available about these all-new models closer to the trucks’ release date. However, you can test drive any of our current Chevrolet trucks to explore what a hundred years of refining the definition of the truck can mean. Try the upgraded Chevy Colorado or take a drive in an iconic Silverado 1500, 2500 HD, or 3500 HD. Whether you need it for work or for play, Chevy has the truck for you.

Images courtesy of Chevrolet Media

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