lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
hp @ 3100 rpm
hp per liter
(from General Motors
Press Release) A luxury exterior finish, a liberal use of
stainless steel and other premium appointments, and a high-end
entertainment system bring heavy-duty panache to a Chevrolet Kodiak
C4500 pickup specially upfitted by Monroe Truck Equipment. The truck
will be shown for the first time at the North American International
Auto Show in Detroit.
“Not only do our upfitted medium-duty trucks provide the strength
and capability to get the job done, an increasing number of
customers are choosing these trucks because of the element of
comfort and luxury they provide,” said Ross Hendrix, General Motors
director of marketing for commercial trucks and vans.
“For this special Detroit vehicle, Monroe Truck Equipment has
included a number of interior and exterior features that are certain
to make this a crowd favorite.”
Work and play in style
Whether at work or at
play, the Kodiak show vehicle delivers a truckload of premium style.
It begins with three coats of White Diamond Pearlcoat custom paint
with matching outside mirrors, door handles and grille. White
Diamond Pearlcoat is the same paint found on Cadillacs.
Enhancing the shimmering aspect of the White Diamond Pearlcoat paint
is the liberal use of stainless steel (on the tube grille, bed
rails, steps to the Crew Cab and cargo box, front and rear wheel
covers, and pintle plate cover) and chrome (fuel door, hood latches,
front light bar and rear tube bumper).
Inside, the Chevrolet Kodiak C4500 pickup by MTE is finished with a
carbon-fiber appearance – applied to the steering wheel, door, dash
trim and center console – and custom gray carpet, with matching
front and rear floor mats.
Also worthy of a
standing ovation is the entertainment system in Chevrolet Kodiak
C4500 pickup by MTE. It features an MTX sound system that includes:
touch-panel multi-source receiver with DVD navigation, video,
radio and backup camera system
Separates front speakers (6.5-inch woofers and tweeters with
Thunder Dome Axials,
6.5-inch rear speakers
appearance – center console/subwoofer/amplifier
enclosure featuring a 10-inch Thunder 4500 subwoofer and a
entertainment can be supplied by the DVD system that includes a
10-inch overhead monitor and two 7-inch headrest-mounted
Strong work ethic
Chevrolet Kodiak C4500
pickup by MTE is as powerful as it is stylish, thanks to the Duramax
6600 V-8 turbodiesel. It delivers 300 horsepower (224 kw) at 3100
rpm and 605 lb.-ft. (820 Nm) of torque at a very low 1600 rpm and is
mated to an Allison 1000 five-speed automatic transmission.
Cargo-carrying capability and convenience are accentuated by
Chevrolet Kodiak C4500 pickup by MTE’s 8-foot dually pickup box with
spray-in bedliner and a retractable and extendable tonneau cover.
Yet another convenience feature is a rearview camera mounted above
the Class 5 trailer hitch. The camera is especially handy when
hitching a trailer or during challenging backups in tight spots,
such as launching a boat.
Whether trailering a boat, trailer or riding empty, this special
Kodiak delivers a comfortable ride, thanks to the UltraRide chassis
air suspension with kneel valve and the exclusive MTE cab air
suspension designed for the C4500.
“As with other vehicles General Motors and Monroe Truck Equipment
have developed together, the show truck featured at the 2006 NAIAS
addresses the needs of those customers who want to take their
transportation to the next level,” said Rick Rufenacht, vice
president of marketing and sales for Monroe Truck Equipment of
Monroe, Wis. “Many of our customers spend a lot of time in these
vehicles, and they want to feel comfortable and pampered – and they
want to stand out from the crowd.”
“Many of the elements found in the Kodiak show pickup are available
on our production models. As many of our customers have found, the
Chevrolet Kodiak pickup by Monroe delivers workhorse performance and
durability in a distinctive, roomy and well-appointed package. When
one considers all of the capabilities of this vehicle – including
its 26,000-lb. GCWR – $70,000 for a well-appointed vehicle is an
amazing value,” Hendrix added.
About Monroe Truck Equipment:
Monroe Truck Equipment,
with headquarters in Monroe , Wis. , and five locations throughout
the Midwest , has been in business since 1958 and has become a
leading modification center through work and service above the
industry standard. MTE distributes, installs and paints pickup truck
accessories and truck equipment, in addition to manufacturing a
complete line of snow and ice control equipment and an extensive
line of truck bodies. MTE processes more than 18,000 trucks per
year. Please visit www.monroetruck.com for more information.
General Motors Corp.
(NYSE: GM), the world’s largest automaker, has been the global
industry sales leader since 1931. Founded in 1908, GM today employs
about 325,000 people around the world. It has manufacturing
operations in 32 countries and its vehicles are sold in 200
countries . In 2004, GM sold nearly 9 million cars and trucks
globally, up 4 percent and the second-highest total in the company’s
history. GM’s global headquarters are at the GM Renaissance Center
in Detroit . More information on GM can be found at www.gm.com.