Heavy-duty: HDA Truck Pride announces leadership expansion
“Businesses have very specific hauling and towing needs, so we offer our customers more model combinations on our pickups than any other manufacturer,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of GM’s fleet and commercial unit. “We’ve developed trucks and vans that are capable tools for any business and help them tackle the toughest jobs and work more efficiently.”
The expanding portfolio is composed of midsize and full-size pickups, full-size vans and the new Chevy City Express small cargo van, along with a variety of powertrain options, including gas, diesel and greater availability of compressed natural gas models.
The following are product descriptions of each model provided by the company:
2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon feature 193 HP from the standard 2.5L I-4 engine and an estimated 302 HP from an available 3.6L V-6. The trucks also feature 1,450 lbs. of payload. The trucks have flexible cargo features throughout, including reinforced tie-down locations, and available movable cargo tie-down rings designed to accept a wide variety of accessories such as a cargo management system. The Colorado and Canyon are also the only midsize pickups to offer a bed-delete option, making them smarter choices for businesses requiring special body upfits.
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 incorporate a rear CornerStep bumper coupled with handholds built into the box rail, upper tie-down hooks, under-rail LED lighting and an EZ Lift and Lower tailgate. Box-delete models—a first for full-size half-ton trucks—will also be on display, offering capability while answering industry calls for lighter and more efficient vehicles for upfits.
2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD are built on a heavy-duty chassis, with suspension systems tailored to balance load support with comfort—and enable segment-leading capabilities, including the best-in-class payload of 7,374 lbs. best conventional trailering rating of 19,600 lbs. They also share many of the design features of the light-duty models, including available upfitter switches on the instrument panel that make adding electrical accessories easier. These work-ready heavy-duty pickups are powered by the proven 6.0L Vortec V-8 engine or the available 6.6L Duramax turbo-diesel. Advanced driver control technologies work with the engines to deliver greater driver confidence, particularly when trailering. A diesel exhaust brake with the Duramax engine also helps reduce brake wear while enhancing vehicle control. For 2015, the compressed natural gas bi-fuel version of the 6.0L V-8 is offered on all cab configurations of the 2500HD and 3500HD single-wheel models.
2015 Chevrolet City Express is the brand’s first entry into the small cargo van segment. The City Express is easy to maneuver, offers a mobile office space and is designed for businesses to transform it into the cargo carrier they need. The van comes with 20 integrated reinforced cargo mounting points, six exterior roof rack mounting points, six D-rings affixed to the interior floor and dual rear sliding doors for easy access to cargo.
2014 Chevrolet Express full-size cargo van is one of the only body-on-frame vans available. Its durability, low lifecycle costs and ease of upfit make it a top choice of cargo-carrying commercial businesses. The Express lineup includes the new Crew Cargo Van, which offers a three-passenger rear bench seat in the 2500 and 3500 models. Cargo and passenger models are offered with a dedicated CNG fuel system. The Chevrolet Express Cutaway offers a segment-leading payload of 9,156 pounds. The Cutaway also offers flexibility through three available wheelbases, single or dual rear wheels and three engine choices—including the powerful Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel.