Celebrating 100 years of Chevy pickups

Chevrolet marks its 100th year of building trucks in 2018, and as expected, the automaker will be throwing itself a celebration. To help commemorate building more than 85 million trucks over a century, Chevy is launching a special edition for the 2018 Silverado half-ton and Colorado mid-size pickups. Called the Centennial Edition, these one-year-only models come with several unique features that help Chevy express its accomplishment and its loyal customers show off their dedication to the blue-blooded American brand.

“The Chevy Trucks Centennial is a huge milestone for us, and is equally important to our customers,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Trucks Advertising and Marketing director. “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.” Mixed into Chevy’s celebration is the national launch of its Chevy Truck Legends program, which honors loyal customers. The iconic Chevy bowtie also gets a throwback makeover for 2018, recalling the first bowtie design introduced by Chevrolet co-founder William C. Durant in late 1913. The bowtie wears a throwback color called Centennial Blue, which matches the paint color found on early Chevy trucks. The dark blue hue is the paint color used on the Silverado and Colorado Centennial Editions. Of course, there is more than the paint color and badging, so keep reading what the Centennial Editions include.

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2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial Edition

2018 Chevrolet Silverado & Colorado Centennial Editions Exterior
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The body will wear the special Centennial Blue paint and have chrome touches that include the side mirror caps, door moldings, door handles, tow hooks, grille inserts, and the center section of the bumper

Chevrolet is limiting the Centennial Edition to the 2018 Silverado Crew Cab in the LTZ Z71 trim. That means it comes with four doors and room for five or six people, depending on the front seat configuration. The body will wear the special Centennial Blue paint and have chrome touches that include the side mirror caps, door moldings, door handles, tow hooks, grille inserts, and the center section of the bumper. The exclusive dark gray 22-inch wheels also have chrome inserts, on the center cap, and the five lug nuts. They come wrapped in all-terrain tires, too. Commemorative “100 Year” badges with the old-school bowtie accent the doors. The cargo bed even gets some love with the heritage bowtie imprinted on the bulkhead under the spray-on bed liner.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado & Colorado Centennial Editions Exterior
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2018 Chevrolet Silverado & Colorado Centennial Editions Exterior
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Inside, the Silverado gets a chrome heritage bowtie on the steering wheel and embedded onto the all-weather floor mats. The rest of the interior remains unchanged from the LTZ Z71 trim, meaning it comes with leather seats and accents of wood and aluminum. Chevy’s 8.0-inch MyLink infotainment system is standard, as is dual-zone climate controls and the upgraded 4.2-inch driver information display in the gauge cluster.

Chevy’s 8.0-inch MyLink infotainment system is standard, as is dual-zone climate controls and the upgraded 4.2-inch driver information display in the gauge cluster.

The Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71 comes standard with 4WD and the 355-horsepower 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8. Customers can upgrade to the 420-horsepower 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V-8. Chevy hasn’t announced pricing for the 2018 Silverado Centennial Edition, but a standard 2018 Silverado configured identically starts at $50,485. Chevy dealerships will begin receiving Silverado Centennial Editions in October of 2017.

2018 Chevrolet Colorado Centennial Edition

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Regardless of cab size, the Colorado Centennial Edition comes with that Centennial Blue exterior paint, a body-color rear bumper, and the heritage bowtie badges

Chevy gives more cab options with the Colorado’s version of the Centennial Edition. Customs can order either the Extended Cab or Crew Cab. The Z71 trim is the starting point, meaning it’s the top trim of the Colorado, save for the hard-core off-roader Colorado ZR2.

Regardless of cab size, the Colorado Centennial Edition comes with that Centennial Blue exterior paint, a body-color rear bumper, and the heritage bowtie badges. The same is true for the “100 Years” emblem on the front doors. Similar chrome work accents the side mirror caps, door handles, lower window trim, and fog light surrounds. The heritage bowtie under the spray-on bed liner is seen here, too, tying the Colorado and Silverado together. Unique 18-inch, five-spoke wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires finish off the outside.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado & Colorado Centennial Editions Exterior
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2018 Chevrolet Silverado & Colorado Centennial Editions Exterior Wallpaper quality
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Inside, the Colorado Centennial Edition gets the all-weather floor mats with the heritage bowtie. Beyond that, the Colorado Z71’s interior remains unchanged with the two-tone leatherette seats, the 8.0-inch MyLink infotainment system, leather-wrapped steering wheel.

The 2018 Colorado Centennial Edition will begin arriving at dealerships in November of 2017

The 2018 Colorado Centennial Edition will begin arriving at dealerships in November of 2017, one month after the Silverado Centennial Edition. Again, pricing has not been announced, but the standard 2018 Colorado Z71 in the Extended Cab starts at $34,225. Opting for the Crew Cab pushes the price to $36,935. Customers who get the Crew Cab will also have the option of upgrading from the 3.6-liter V-6 to the 2.8-liter Duramax four-cylinder turbodiesel for $3,585.

References

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