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100 Years Later, Chevy Trucks Remain Most Dependable

A lot of things have happened over the last 100 years but there’s no denying that the dependability of Chevy Trucks is the one thing upon which the American consumer can depend. There’s little resemblance between the “some assembly required” one-ton truck that burst onto the scene in 1918 and the modern Chevy Silverado. For one thing, the 1918 model cost $1,325 for the Chassis, or $1,460 for the Express model and came with a whopping 36 horsepower. The modern Chevy Silverado costs a bit more but one thing remains constant: you can rely on a Chevy Truck for many years of dependable service. Check out the great selection of Chevy Trucks when you visit Freeway Chevrolet in Chandler, just off the I-10.

Chevy Trucks Evolve Through the Decades

Consumers saw major changes in the Chevy Truck every decade or so as technology improved and customers demanded more power and comfort. 1929 marked the introduction of the steel disc wheel and a significant drop in the price. It cost just $595 for a complete truck, something that might have been related to the stock market crash of the same year. The Chevy Truck started to resemble the modern Silverado in 1938, the first year the company had it’s own Art and Color department. The post-WWII 3100 Series truck offered the first 3-person seat in 1947, as well as the initial offering of a heater and defroster. Comfort and convenience came with the second generation of the C/K lineup in 1967, with a clean design that remains a favorite of collectors. Four-wheel drive on the fly was first offered in 1988 on the C/K 1500, while 1999 is the first year the Silverado came to fruition as a stand-alone model. Look for the culmination of 100 years of work in the 2018 Centennial Edition Silverado, a modern workhorse that offers all the comfort of a luxury sedan.

Centennial Edition Available on Both Colorado and Silverado

If you want a little something special this Holiday season, contact the friendly folks at Freeway Chevrolet and see about test driving a Chevy Silverado Centennial Edition. Also available in the mid-size Colorado truck, the Centennial Edition is only available on the LTZ Z71 trim package. It includes Heritage bowtie emblems, Centennial door badges and a spray-in bedliner with heritage bowties. Painted in a stunning Centennial Blue, this truck comes with 22-inch silver painted wheels with chrome inserts as well as chrome door handles, mirror caps and tow hooks. It’s a truly special edition that celebrates Chevy’s 100 years of providing the most dependable trucks in America.

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