Chevy Introduces the All-New Silverado 4500HD/5500HD

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 4500HD

Ready to help with today's business transportation needs, Chevy introduces the new Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD line-up. There are many updates, and each has been targeted to address one or more common needs of heavy-duty truck owners. Whether your concerns are focused on capability, drivability, or maintenance, you will find these trucks can be a big asset to your bottom line.

Businesses need to work harder and faster to keep up in a demanding work environment. One way Chevy helps is by eliminating obstacles between your truck purchase and a successful upfit. Fleet managers can now choose from five axle-to-back-of-frame lengths and seven cab-to-axle options. This flexibility should eliminate the extra expense of extensions or reinforcements when long cargo boxes are needed.

As engineers worked on the new trucks, they considered how the new architecture would serve common upfitting needs. A revised frame with one-piece frame rails is ready to hold the upfit in place. To resist rust, it receives a factory paint job that protects against the elements. To provide a flush upfit, the top sections have been smoothed, and pesky brackets have been moved.

The new architecture also gave engineers a chance to design new wheel wells that permit a 50-degree wheel cut, and they completely redesigned the hood. The hood is now front-hinged, and it has a clamshell shape to permit more room underneath. Technicians now have a clear path to the components they need to repair. This should trim service time and reduce overhead.

That same wheel cut is good for drivers. It makes the big truck much more manageable during turns. Slow maneuvering is easier, too, since the wide wheel arc allows for tighter responses to the driver's steering cues.

Drivers will appreciate a better view of the road thanks to the clamshell hood design. Now they can see where they are going and get there more safely.

Although it isn't strictly for the driver, a new air suspension will certainly benefit ride quality. Chevrolet's factory-installed option marks the first time a major truck company has made this important device available at this level. You won't find it at Ram or Ford. Air suspensions reduce bounce, thus reducing stress on the truck's body and frame. This means better, safer travel. It can reduce operating costs by improving fuel economy and reducing wear-and-tear issues.

The new build resulted in doors that are set into the frame. This improves wind resistance and reduces noise. Further reducing unwanted noise, the doors have been triple-sealed. Another change involved moving the diesel exhaust fluid tank to the passenger side of the truck. Now it cannot be mistaken for the diesel fuel tank, eliminating a potential problem for drivers.

The Chevy infotainment system provides Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to drivers. More than entertainment, these systems permit access to important navigation aids that can get a driver to the next business destination. Furthermore, OnStar services can provide a Wi-Fi hotspot. Drivers can access it at remote worksites and check on parts delivery and other essentials of the day.

At the center of the truck's effectiveness, businesses will find a remarkable 6.6-liter Duramax diesel. This engine kicks out 700 lb.-ft. of torque for effective low-speed starts and long-term hauls.

At our Chevy dealership, we make it our business to help your business achieve its transportation goals. The new Silverado 4500HD/5500HD trucks are ready for your inspection, and our service and parts department can serve your current fleet needs.

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