What is the History of the Chevy Silverado?
Chevrolet has been in the truck-making business since 1918, but it wasn’t until the 1960’s that full-size trucks really began to be a desirable commodity in America. It was at this point that Chevrolet launched their C/K truck which is actually the predecessor to today’s Silverado.
In actuality, Silverado was only a trim level of the C/K truck until 1999 when the factory completely redesigned their full-size truck and renamed it the Silverado. The first actual Silverado was offered in regular cab, extended cab and four door crew cab options. Ever the innovator in truck technology, Chevrolet has the distinction of being the first automaker to release a hybrid version of their full-size truck in 2004.
The Silverado has maintained a loyal and devoted owner base over the decades due to its dependability and longevity. In recent years, Chevrolet has concentrated on improving engine efficiencies with the truck along with adding the latest safety technology. With the storied heritage of Chevy trucks and their superior performance, the Silverado is sure to continue to be one of the top selling full-size trucks into the future.