Celebrating 100 Years of Chevrolet Trucks

March 6, 2018 •


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The first Chevrolet truck debuted in 1918. The Chevrolet One-Ton came equipped with a 3.67L 4-cylinder and a whopping 36 horsepower. The truck was meant to be affordable and could be purchased for $1,325.

Chevrolet Over the Years

Over the next 100 years, Chevrolet became a household name in producing trucks that were built to last. Through the years, countless innovations helped transform Chevy trucks into the vehicles we see on the roads today, from the 1947 3100 series which included features like the defrost system and in-dash radio, to the introduction of the 1973 one-ton dually, which many consider to be the first heavy-duty pickup truck.

2018 Special Editions

Here we are in 2018 and Chevy is celebrating with a special Centennial Edition of their Silverado and Colorado. This special run features a beautiful dark blue paint job reminiscent on the celebrated trucks of the past hundred years, as well as special edition heritage bowties and badges throughout the truck. While these special editions have drivers living up the luxury of modern trucks, the powerful Z71 package is more than capable of holding its own on and off the road.

After 100 years of building quality trucks, it would seem easy to rest on your laurels, but Chevrolet has no plans of getting caught lingering in the past. The Detroit-based automaker unveiled a brand new redesigned Chevy Silverado leading up to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This fresh redesign weighs in 450 pounds lighter than the previous edition with a new construction of aluminum mixed with high-strength steel. The innovations keep coming as Chevy unveiled an industry-first power tailgate which can be controlled from inside or outside of the truck.


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