Dana Incorporated has been selected as the driveline supplier for the all-new Chevrolet Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD chassis cab trucks. The conventional-cab trucks will be available in both two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive configurations and will feature Spicer S-Series drive axles, Spicer D-Series steer axles, Spicer front drive steer axles and Spicer Life Series driveshafts.
Production of the Silverado Class 4, 5 and 6 trucks is slated to begin in late 2018. The vehicles will support numerous applications, such as housing and highway construction, landscaping and utilities, as well as electrical, plumbing and HVAC services.
“Chevrolet’s commitment to excellence for customers mirrors Dana’s dedication to providing the best products available for ease, efficiency, strength and reliability for customers,” says James Kamsickas, Dana president and CEO. “The medium-duty truck industry requires maximum maneuverability, reduced maintenance and quieter vehicle operation. Dana’s longstanding relationship with General Motors has allowed us to work together to develop solutions designed to meet the specific needs of truck owners, such as ease of up-fitting and service, regardless of the vehicle class.”
Chevrolet noted it spent extensive time listening to the needs of fleet owners, dealers, truck drivers, up-fitters and technicians to determine the most important and effective features for customers. The company also said it is focused on making the new Silverado cab the most customer-focused and connected medium-duty truck on the market. The results led to a product that is easy to up-fit, easy to drive and easy to service, according to an announcement.