Partnerships and Marriages
As we reported in Max Payload last issue, International recently entered into a deal with General Motors that will have International purchasing the Chevrolet Kodiak and GMC Topkick, meaning they will own the dealerships and trucks. However, GM will retain the location of the assembly plant, but International will be allowed produce and/or redesign the Kodiak and Topkick wherever they see fit after five years. What this means for the International down the line isn't clear, but with a stronger presence in the medium-duty truck market, it wouldn't surprise us if we saw a 1-ton or 1.5-ton International dually make its way into the marketplace in the next five years. Could this mean the D-Series is ready to make a comeback?