Chevrolet is celebrating 100 years of truck production with a special edition
Chevrolet built its first truck back in 1918. Back them the One-Ton truck had a four-cylinder with 36 hp, enough for that era. One hundred years later, the most powerful Chevrolet truck boasts a power of over 400 hp.
To mark the occasion, there will be a Special Edition for the 2018 Silverado LTZ Z71 crew cab and one for the smaller Colorado Z71 crew and extended cab. Both will feature more power, a special Centennial Blue paint, and heritage emblems on the exterior and inside the cabin. The Special Edition Silverado also receives 22-inch painted wheels with chrome inserts and 22-inch all-terrain tires. The Colorado variant gets LT Optional 18-inch wheels with a monochromatic cap.
Chevrolet went one step further and built a customized 1967 C-10 truck, which will be shown at the State Fair of Texas, before moving on to SEMA, in Las Vegas at the end of October. “The Chevy Trucks Centennial is a huge milestone for us, and is equally important to our customers,” explains Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Trucks advertising, and marketing director, in a release. “That’s why we will be celebrating 100 years of Chevy Trucks over the course of the next 100 days. It’s important that we share this celebration with our loyal customers who have helped us achieve this accomplishment.”
There will also be Centennial Celebration events that run for a hundred days up to December 16 at the Texas Motor Speedway for members of the Truck Legends program. Silverado Centennial Editions will be available at dealerships in October and Colorado Centennial Editions will be available in November. Pricing has not been announced at this time.