General Motors is set to re-enter the medium-duty work truck market after reviving a deal with Isuzu.
Isuzu will manufacture new work vehicles to be sold under the Chevrolet brand in the U.S. by next year, according to the Wall-Street Journal.
GM will mainly be in charge of using its dealer network and reputation as a big time truck company to make a dent in the growing medium-duty market.
An official announcement is expected to be released by the two companies on Monday.
The Journal reports that GM will buy the Isuzu-built trucks, put its own engines under the hood, and rebrand them as Chevys, citing a "person familiar with the production strategy."
Medium-duty trucks are on the rise since they can be used as tow trucks, dump trucks, and garbage trucks for a number of businesses.
Nearly 75,000 Class 4 and Class 7 trucks were sold in the U.S. at the end of last month, which is up from 72,000 sold during the same time period last year, according to the Wall-Street Journal.
A partnership between the two companies should come as no surprise since GM and Isuzu have jointly developed vehicles in the past, like the Chevrolet Colorado, which is sold as the i-Series by Isuzu.
GM also buys Nissan's NV200 van and rebrands them as Chevrolet City Express vehicles to be sold in the U.S.