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On 10/24/2019 at 12:14 PM, dgstarr63 said:

I live in Portland, Oregon and have yet to see a 4500, 5500 or 6500 truck. Dropping the mediums in 2009 was one of GM's stupidest moves ever. I think dealers and former customers are still pissed off and are going to continue buying Fords.

 

Dave, a long time GM customer

I don't think GM wanted to, but since the medium duty line was not very profitable at the time and GM going through bankruptcy the mediums had to go.  I was told a short time after the TopKick and Kodiak were dropped, GM was already planning on re-entering the medium duty market.  GM had planned on forming a joint venture with Navistar for medium duty trucks as far back as 2006, but Navistar was having their own problems.  In 2015 the time was right for both GM and Navistar, and the Silverado medium duty and International CV series is the result.  I am hearing rumors there are other (larger) projects being considered. 

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