Chevrolet announced Friday that it is adding a new low cab forward medium-duty commercial truck that is expected to be available by the end of the year.

The company will introduce its new offering at the NTEA Work Truck Show next week in Indianapolis.

Standard equipment on the 2018 Chevrolet 6500XD includes a 5.2-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine that delivers 520 pound-feet of torque. The trucks also feature an Allison 2500 Series six-speed automatic transmission, Dana axles and a straight-rail frame.

The medium-duty truck has a maximum GVWR of 25,950 pounds. Its front and rear ratings are 12,000 pounds and 19,000 pounds, respectively. The truck features eight wheelbases and bodies up to 30-feet long, which are available on these Class 6 trucks.

“Our goal is to offer the best work solutions and customer care in the business,” said Ed Peper, vice president of GM Fleet and Commercial Operations in the U.S.

The trucks will be built at the company’s assembly plant in Charlotte, Mich., where the other low cab forward trucks are made, as well as in Japan.

This news comes after Chevrolet announced in 2016 that it was returning to the medium-duty truck market and would offer six low cab forward medium-duty trucks through a GM-Isuzu partnership.

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