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Chevrolet Kodiak C4500 by MTE Makes its Debut at Detroit Auto Show

January 10, 2006

DETROIT – The Chevrolet Kodiak C4500 medium-duty pickup, is specially upfitted by Monroe Truck Equipment (MTE) and will be shown for the first time ever at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, including the Jan. 13 black-tie Charity Preview. The Kodiak features a luxury exterior finish worth $28,000 – as much as a well-equipped midsize sedan; a liberal use of stainless steel and premium appointments; and a high-end entertainment system. MTE, which is selling the vehicle, will donate a portion of the sticker price to the buyer’s designated charity. The Kodiak NAIAS show vehicle delivers a truckload of premium style, beginning 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 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 Monroe 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. The Chevrolet Kodiak C4500 pickup by MTE is powered by a Duramax 6600 (6.6L) diesel engine that delivers 300 horsepower (224 kw) and 605 lb.-ft. of torque at a very low 1600 rpm, mated to an Allison 5-speed automatic transmission. Cargo-carrying capability and convenience are accentuated by Chevrolet Kodiak C4500 pickup by MTE’s eight-foot dually pickup box with spray-in bedliner and a retractable and extendable toneau cover. The Kodiak is equipped with the UltraRide chassis air suspension with kneel valve and MTE cab air suspension designed for the C4500.
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