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Chevrolet Kodiak
aka Chevrolet 4500 thru 8500
Production produced from when to when+total units made (optional)
Class Medium Duty Truck
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Length length - type here
Width Width - type here
Height Height - type here
Wheelbase wheelbase - type here
Weight Weight - you get the point
Transmission Allison 1000 HS Series
Allison 1000 RDS Rugged Duty Series
Allison 1000 EVS Series
Allison 2350 HS/RDS Series
Engine 6.6 litre Duramax Diesel V8
8.1 litre Vortec V8
Power 325 hp @ N/A rpm
450 lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm

300 hp @ N/A rpm
520 lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm (optional)

330 hp @ N/A rpm
620 lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm (optional)
Similar Ford F-550 thru Ford F-750

GMC TopKick 4500 thru 8500

Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The Chevrolet Kodiak Medium Duty Truck Competes in a Large Commercial Truck arena with challengers from International Harvester,Ford,Freightliner,and Peterbilt.

Recent Changes

The Kodiak was redesigned in 2003.

Styles and Major Options

the main styles of the Chevrolet kodiak are,C4500(Regular or Crew Cab),C5500(Regular or Crew Cab),C6500(Regular Cab only),C7500(Regular Cab only),C8500,and a C8500 Tandem axle model.Options include air brakes,power windows,chromed steel bumpers,102" wide manual folding heated mirrors,keyless entry,and tinted windows.A special edition Cinch western hauler was also made in a Crew cab 4500 bodystyle.


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Engine and Transmission

The Chevrolet Kodiak C4500 series is avalible with a 325 horsepower Vortec 8.1L Gasoline engine capable of 450ft lbs of torque. Optional engines are a 300 horsepower Duramax 6.6 Turbo Diesel good for 520ft lbs of Torque,or a 6.6 Duramax rated at 330 horsepower and 620ft lbs of torque.Allison 1000 series 6spd automatic is standard on 4500 models.


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The Chevrolet Kodiak comes avalible with a Backup alarm,Daytime running lamps,and driver airbag.


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Exterior, Summit white, Yellow, Dark blue, Victory red.

Main Competitors

Ford F650 and F750 medium duty trucks.

Hybrid Models

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Unique Attributes

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