2019 Chevy Kodiak HD 4500 is coming as a Silverado 4500?

It’s been a while since Chevrolet is not a top player in the medium-duty truck. But, with 2019 Chevy Kodiak HD 4500, the carmaker is going to return in style. Plenty of upgrades and options are on the way, and some information says this vehicle could come out as Silverado 4500. Whatever name it picks, importance is obvious.

As always, Chevrolet will face Ford’s trucks as major competition. However, there are new GMC trucks on the way. These should also re-appear in 2019. Since there is a connection with Silverado pickup, we could see more similarities than expected at first thought. Some details are already available since the confirmation came from Chevrolet. On the other hand, the most interesting details about specs and towing capacity will be announced later.

2019 Chevy Kodiak HD 4500

2019 Chevy Kodiak HD 4500 Spied

How can we claim 2019 Chevy Kodiak HD 4500 is under the heavy camouflage? This truck is out of the market since 2009. Back then, the big recession caused Chevrolet to cut some models, and Kodiak 4500 HD was one of them. Now, in cooperation with Navistar, US manufacturer is returning the medium-duty truck to the market.

From what we can see on spy shots, there are elements both of Chevy and Navistar International. Since their partnership is formed to create such truck, fans can be sure this is the one. Headlights are clearly the same as for Silverado 1500. But, until production, 2019 Chevrolet Kodiak HD 4500 could get more facelifts. Navistar’s design is visible on grille and hood. All in all, next few months will be interesting to wait and see what else does this truck bring.

2019 Chevy Kodiak HD 4500 front

When is 2019 Chevy Kodiak HD 4500 coming?

The premiere of this vehicle is set for March. Although it debuts in 2018, this is going to be 2019 season model. However, fans shouldn’t expect 2019 Chevy Kodiak HD 4500 in salons right after the premiere. The truck will be on streets late in 2018.

2019 Chevy Kodiak HD 4500 Engine

It is obvious that 2019 Chevy Kodiak HD 4500 will have to offer huge and potent drivetrain. Even if it is not official, we are sure that Duramax will be there with its engines. A turbo-diesel, present at some other models, will be powerful enough to boost towing capacity and overall capabilities of Kodiak HD 4500.

2019 Chevy Kodiak HD 4500 headlights

With around 500 horses and over 900 pound-feet of torque, this truck is going to be a beast. It will easily load over 20,000 pounds in its bed, and probably much more. Some extra features could make it the most powerful truck in the world. Entry-level models will come with a 4×2 setup, while upper trims will have 4×4 drive system available as default.

2019 Chevy Kodiak HD 4500 Cab Configurations

The 2019 Chevy Kodiak HD 4500 could take many features from smaller Silverado trucks. Besides 4×2 and 4×4 systems, the vehicle will offer at least two cab configurations. Kodiak HD 4500, or Silverado 4500, will come in Regular and Crew cab styles. Double cab is the third option Chevy offers for its trucks.

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