Believe it or not, the first time Chevrolet produced a truck was 100 years ago, and to celebrate their 100th year in 2018, the automaker will make special-edition trims for the Silverado and the Colorado. To make it even more exclusive, both models were painted in Centennial Blue, and have exclusive heritage-styled bowtie emblems and badges that spell “100-year” that were inspired by Chevy trucks from 1918 and beyond.
The Centennial treatment for the 2018 Colorado will be offered on Z71 trim levels in either Crew or Extended-Cab configurations. The 100-year-badge can be found on doors, while the heritage bowtie logos can be found on the front and rear, a spray-in bedliner, rubber floor mats with the same bowties. The Colorado will be riding on 18-inch wheels including chrome trim for the tow hooks and other exterior trim.
On the other hand, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial pack will only be available on the LTZ Z71 trim in Crew Cab configuration. Similar to the Colorado, the Silverado will be wearing the various exterior badges, floor mats, bedliner, and extra chrome trim. It will then be sitting on 22-inch chrome-trimmed wheels and the steering wheels will get a chrome bowtie badge too.
Rich Scheer, director of exterior design for Chevrolet Trucks, said in a statement that they developed these special edition vehicles to give Chevy enthusiasts a way to demonstrate their love for Chevy Trucks and to celebrate Chevy Trucks Centennial with them.
The Chevy Colorado Centennial Edition will be available by November 2017, while those who are interested in the Chevy Silverado with the same package can already check the model out next month. However, the automaker has not announced pricing for both models just yet.
Chevrolet has come a long way from 1918 as it has become one of the biggest automotive brands out there, selling 85 million trucks since then. And did you know that the very first truck, the 1918 One-Ton only had 36 horsepower with a top speed of just 25 miles per hour from its four-cylinder engine. That is nothing compared to today’s trucks. And having said that, customers will be able to choose from three engine options for both the Colorado and Silverado. There’s a wide range of variations, with 181, 200, and 308 horsepower for the Colorado, and 285 horsepower V6, 355 or 420 horsepower V8 engine for the Silverado.
If you are not looking into buying a new car, or would like to get matching items that carry the same Centennial badge, the automaker will be offering products like hats and other merchandise such as a Phoenix bass boat and even an inTech enclosed trailer in the same Centennial hue.