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.
The 2017 Colorado Z71 Which Is The Model The Concept Was Based On
There aren’t many jobs that a Chevy can’t handle. That’s especially true when you allow an expert to design a concept vehicle that caters to their niche’s specific needs. That’s how Hurley and Chevy’s surfer-friendly truck was born.
Hurley, an innovative surfing brand, partnered with Chevy in 2016 to release the Colorado Z71 Hurley concept truck. Like all Chevy pickups, this truck is capable and innovative, but in all of the right ways for surfers specifically. The Colorado Z71 concept was designed to meet a surfer’s every need when out catching waves. Features like a custom surfboard roof rack and water-resistant seat covers alone make the day’s surfing session even simpler.
In addition to these highly functional features, there are other conveniences too, like a Bimini-style bed cover that provides a shady break on a sunny beach. There’s a bed-mounted rack that functions as a place to dry your wetsuit plus plenty of handy storage as well.
Performance-wise, the Colorado Z71 concept was designed with lifted suspension, 17-inch wheels and Goodyear DuraTrac all-terrain tires. With this setup, surfers will have no problem exploring hard-to-reach beaches when hunting for the perfect wave. As a finishing touch, the Colorado Z71 concept includes built-in Wi-Fi to help with weather updates and staying connected with friends. Based on this impressive description, Hurley’s concept pickup seems to have everything a surfer could ever dream of in a vehicle.