General Motors is making a box delete option available to fleet and retail customers on its 1500 two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive Regular Cab Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, making the company the first to offer box delete options across its pickup lineup.
The new light duty models join Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size extended cab trucks with a box delete option, as well as the Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD box deletes and chassis cabs.
Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, General Motors Fleet, says the light-duty box delete is a response to customer requests.
The new light-duty configuration eliminates the box, rear bumper and spare tire assembly and includes high-rate rear springs and a front stabilizer bar from the Max Trailering Package, which the company says offers better performance when operating near the truck’s maximum gross vehicle weight rating. The box delete option comes with $575 credit from suggested retail pricing. The spare tire assembly can be added for $335.
“For customers with lower payload requirements, this new option will reduce upfront costs and provide fuel-economy advantages compared to heavy-duty box delete alternatives,” says Dan Tigges, commercial product manager, General Motors Fleet.