This fall, Chevrolet celebrates 100 years of pickup trucks here in the United States. The very first pickup that Chevy produced had wooden seats and no doors and offered just 36 horsepower. It wasn’t until 1999 that Chevrolet unveiled the Silverado to replace the C/K pickups. The Silverado has been a mainstay in the truck market ever since, joined more recently by the smaller Chevrolet Colorado.
To celebrate one hundred years of Chevy trucks, the American automaker has announced Centennial Editions for both the Silverado and Colorado. The 2018 Chevy Silverado and Colorado Centennial Editions will be sold exclusively on the Z71 models in Centennial Blue.
In addition to the historic blue color, the special edition models will feature heritage bowtie emblems as well as 100 year badges throughout the bodies and interiors.
“The Silverado and Colorado Centennial Editions are a result of collaboration between Chevrolet Design, Engineering and Marketing, to commemorate the history of Chevy Trucks,” remarked Rich Scheer, Chevrolet Trucks director of Exterior Design. “Both vehicles offer our most enthusiastic fans a way to demonstrate their love for Chevy Trucks and celebrate the Chevy Trucks Centennial with us.”
Have any questions about the new Centennial Editions for the Silverado and Colorado? Visit us today at DeLillo Chevrolet.
Chevy has been around for a long time; that’s part of why it’s such a celebrated and integral part of American culture. But while iconic nameplates like the Camaro and Corvette have only been around since muscle cars had their heyday, the Chevrolet truck lineup – particularly the original Silverado and Suburban SUV, which uses a pickup truck platform – grew up with the American auto industry. The 2018 model year marks 100 years of the Silverado and Suburban nameplates, and Chevy is honoring them with anniversary special editions.
To celebrate the century-long spot Chevy truck have held in their model lineup, Chevrolet released the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado and Colorado Centennial Editions. They are only offered with the off-road ZL1 package, with additional extras like a special “Centennial Blue” paint color and bow-tie emblems on their grilles, front doors, and tailgates. Both models also feature 100-year badges prominently displayed.
Pricing has not yet been released for the Centennial Editions in the Chevrolet truck lineup, but their unveiling is kicking off at the Lone Star State gala at the Texas State Fair. Chevy has also stated that the Silverado and Colorado will be involved in some addition anniversary-related festivities over the next few months.
At DeLillo Chevrolet, we are proud to be part of such a long-standing legacy, and we can’t wait to see what’s to come with the Chevrolet truck lineup.