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General Motors and Workhorse Expand Class-C Chassis Portfolio

More choices for RV owners; Turbo-diesel engine available

Louisville, KY - Offering the comfort and power of a full-size SUV or pickup truck, General Motors announces the availability of the 6.6-liter Duramax turbo-diesel engine for the 12,300-pound Class-C chassis. In addition to the 14,050-pound chassis, General Motors has also announced that it will co-brand its 12,300-pound and 9,600-pound GVWR chassis with Workhouse Custom Chassis. All three chassis come standard with the Vortec 6.0 V-8 engine.

"Adding the Duramax turbo-diesel engine to our chassis portfolio demonstrates GM's dedication to meeting the needs and desires of the RV customer," said Ross Hendrix, General Motors Marketing Director of Vans and Trucks. "We believe our chassis for the Chevy Express van delivers exactly what motor home customers want from their RV - exceptional capability, durability and power, with the comfort and convenience they've come to appreciate from GM vehicles."

RV Equals Comfort

With the Chevrolet/Workhorse Class-C Chassis, comfort and relaxation begins with the driving experience. The independent short/long-arm (SLA) front suspension provides both ride quality and long-term durability. The chassis' sharp turning radius allows the driver to maneuver in and out of tight spots with ease, adding to driver comfort.

Inside, the chassis delivers more legroom and interior space for the driver and passenger than comparable competitive products, including larger step pads and wider footwells. There's also more functional storage, including deep and wide door storage pockets.

"We're extremely pleased to expand the Chevy/Workhorse chassis portfolio with General Motors," said Bob Wert, Workhorse Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Product Planning. "The partnership between Workhorse and General Motors makes perfect sense because it allows two companies who truly understand the RVers needs for comfort to collaborate and offer outstanding motor home choices."

POWERTRAIN

The Chevrolet/Workhorse Class-C 12,300 chassis can now be powered by a Duramax turbo-diesel engine that delivers a class-leading 250-hp and 460-lbs-ft. torque run through a 4L85-E heavy-duty four speed transmission. All three chassis - the 14,050, the 12,300-pound and the 9,600-pound - are perfectly matched to the four-speed electronically controlled automatic transmissions with a 300-hp Vortec 6.0L V-8 engine.

With just the right ratio of power to weight, the 6.6Duramax turbo-diesel engine gets the job done.

Braking performance is provided by the standard four-wheel disc anti-lock brake system with Dynamic Rear Proportioning (DRP). DRP adjusts brake pressure toward the front or rear of the vehicle; therefore, optimizing front and rear brake performance under varying loads and road surfaces.

With the Duramax turbo-diesel engine, the 12,300-pound GVWR chassis provides the power an RV customer will need to quickly merge into traffic or climb a steep grade.

General Motors builds all of the Class-C chassis at its Wentzville Assembly Center in Missouri. Production is expected to begin in January 2006 and motor homes should arrive in dealer lots in early Spring 2006.

About GM

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.

About Workhorse Custom Chassis

Specializing in the manufacture of chassis for motor homes, walk-in trucks and buses, as well as integrated walk-in trucks, Workhorse Custom Chassis is ISO 9001 certified and considered the leader in the motor home and walk-in truck industries. Its manufacturing facility is in Union City, Ind., and its corporate headquarters are in Highland Park, Ill. For more information call toll-free 877-294-6773 or visit www.workhorse.com.

CHEVROLET/WORKHORSE CLASS C CHASSIS SPECIFICATIONS

GVWR 9,600 lbs. 12,300 lbs. 14,050 lbs.
Capacities

Gross Axle Weight Rating - Front

Gross Axle Weight Rating - Rear

4,100 lbs

6,084 lbs.

4,300 lbs

7,500 lbs.

4,600 lbs.

9,450 lbs.

Suspension

Front independent coil spring

Rear leaf spring with heavy-duty stabilizer bar

S

S

S

S

S

S

Engine

GM Vortec™6000 V8(6.0L, 364 C.I.D) 300hp@4,400 rpm; 360 lb.-ft. torque@3,200 rpm

GM Duramax™6600 Turbo Diesel V8 250 hp@3,200 rpm; 460 lb.-ft torque@1,600 rpm

S

NA

S

O

S

NA

Transmission

Hydra-matic 4L80-E 4-speed with overdrive, tow/haul mode and aux. oil cooler

Hydra-matic 4L85-E 4-speed with overdrive, tow/haul mode and aux. oil cooler

S

NA

S

S(w/Duramax engine)

NA

S

GCWR 16000 lbs. 16,000 lbs. 18,500 lbs.*** 17600 lbs.
Brakes

4-wheel disc with ABS

 

S

 

S

 

S

Electrical

600 CCA Battery with rundown protection

770 CCA battery with rundown protection

Lockout prevention

Retained accessory power

Oil life monitor

Daytime running lamps

S

NA

S

S

S

S

S

S(w/Duramax engine)

S

S

S

S

S

NA

S

S

S

S

Alternator

145 amp

 

S

 

S

 

S

Tires

Uniroyal®LTX M/S LT 225/75R16D

Uniroyal®LTX M/S LT 245/75R16E

S

NA

S

NA

NA

S

Limited Warranty

3-years or 36,000 miles**transferable , not including coach

 

S

 

S

 

S

Roadside Assistance

3-years or 36,000 miles**transferable

S  

S

 

S

Customer toll-free 24-hour phone 1-800-4CHEVRV (1-800-424-3878)

*Warranty service handled through Chevrolet service centers

**Whichever comes first

***with Duramax engine

(S = Standard, O= Optional)