Hot off the press this morning is the announcement from GM and Navistar that they’ll be working together to produce Classes 4/5 conventional trucks. The trucks will be produced at a Navistar plant in Springfield, Ohio and will feature GM powertrains and components.
This will expand Navistar’s medium-duty product portfolio while also growing GM’s Chevrolet brand presence in the commercial vehicle market.
A GM spokesman told me there are no plans “at this time” to offer these trucks in Canada, but I would expect us to see them here sooner or later. The trucks are slated to go into production in 2018. Navistar is hosting a conference call later today to discuss this development, so check back soon for an update.
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