Diesel Truck to Join Chevy’s Large Family of Diesel Engines
Chevy recently announced their plans to expand their diesel lineup with the addition of a new medium-duty commercial truck and it will be powered by the Duramax diesel engine that is currently used on trucks made by one of GM’s other brands, GMC.
Chevrolet expects the new trucks to be a 2018 model year vehicle and they will be equipped with GM’s legendary duo of the Duramax engine paired to an Allison transmission. Why legendary? The engine and transmission combination has been around since the early 2000s and GM just celebrated the production of the two millionth truck equipped with that powertrain.
Chevy has still kept many of the details about the new medium-duty trucks underwraps and they are expected to release more information closer to the truck’s release date, slated for 2018.
Though it may still be a year until the truck is released, Chevrolet has a number of other diesel truck options. Check out some of the highlights.
* The 2017 Silverado HD with the Duramax 6.6-liter V8 turbodiesel engine. This truck has class leading torque and horsepower (910 lb-ft of torque and 445 horsepower).
The Chevy Colorado is available with a 2.8-liter diesel engine and it makes the Colorado the most fuel efficient pickup according to FuelEconomy.gov. The 2.8L diesel engine has an average fuel economy of 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
Both the cargo and passenger Express commercial vans are offered with a diesel engine option. In addition, the Low Cab Forward Commercial truck offers a 3.0-liter diesel for 3500HD models and a 5.2-liter for 4500XD, 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500XD models.
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