Chevrolet Launches Silverado and Colorado Centennial Edition Trucks

General Motors will launch two special edition pickup trucks to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Chevrolet trucks.

The full-size 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial Edition and mid-size Colorado Centennial Edition made their public debut at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas on Thursday.

In 1918, Chevrolet launched its half-ton light delivery and one-ton pickup trucks to U.S. customers. Their debut came just months after Ford marked the first-ever pickup truck with its Model TT.

Chevrolet said its first pickup was inspired by vehicles used to move parts from factories and pieces from place to place. It was a rolling chassis featuring an open cab, an inline four-cylinder engine and an open frame allowing customers to install the body that worked for their specific need.

1918 One-Ton – The first Chevy truck, inspired by factory workers who modified vehicles to run parts through the factory. (Photo: Chevrolet)

Centennial Editions are designed to bring classic style to the brand’s modern line of trucks. Both the Silverado and Colorado versions are swathed in “Centennial Blue” exterior paint and have a redesigned bowtie logo, both inspired by classic Chevrolet trucks of the past.

The Silverado Centennial Edition is available in LTZ Z71 trim and Crew Cab configuration only, with 22-inch painted wheels and all-terrain tires, as well as chrome tow hooks and a spray-in bedliner.

Silverado Centennial Edition. (Photo: Chevrolet)

The Colorado Centennial Edition comes in Z71 trim only, with options for Crew Cab or Extended Cab configuration. It also sports the spray-in bedliner, along with a body-color rear bumper and front grille surround. The tow hooks, mirror caps and door handles are all made of chrome.

The Silverado Centennial Edition will be available beginning in October, with the Colorado Centennial Edition to follow in November.

“Today, the Chevrolet truck design studio is focused on purposeful design that creates personality and customization options for a wide breadth of truck customers,” said Rich Scheer, director of Exterior Design for Chevy Trucks. “Looking back on the past century of truck design, I realized that Chevrolet designers have been focused on the same goals since the very beginning.”

Chevy Colorado Centennial Edition. (Photo: Chevrolet)

Other notable early Chevrolet trucks include:

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