Chevrolet introduces new Class 6 truck

Chevrolet introduces new Class 6 truck

Chevrolet has announced the introduction of a new Class 6 low cab forward truck, the 6500XD. The 2018 Chevrolet Low Cab Forward 6500XD is expected to be available by the end of the year.

“Our goal is to offer the best work solutions and customer care in the business,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president for GM Fleet and Commercial Operations. “Our Low Cab Forward dealers and Upfitter Integration Group will work hand-in-hand with customers and their upfitters to spec the right truck for the job. After the sale, our dealers will be there to support customers with extended service hours and work-ready loaners.”

Hear more from Chevrolet’s Ed Peper by watching our video from the Work Truck Show.

Features and specs of the 6500XD include:

  • Standard equipment includes a 5.2-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel that delivers 520 lb./ft. of torque, an Allison 2500 Series 6-speed automatic transmission (with PTO), Dana axles and a straight-rail frame.
  • Front and rear axle ratings are 12,000 lbs. and 19,000 lbs., respectively. Maximum GVWR is 25,950 lbs.
  • Eight wheelbases are available and bodies up to 30 ft. long can be accommodated.

 

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