America loves trucks, so Chevy is offering two new special editions to celebrate 100 years of pickups


Did you know that Chevrolet introduced its first truck to customers in 1918?

That means the 2018 model year marks the 100-year celebration of the first Chevy truck. As part of the bowtie brand's celebrations, Chevy announced it will offer two new pickups, which are the 2018 Colorado and Silverado Centennial Special Editions.

These two new special-edition trucks will pay homage to Chevrolet's truck history by wearing specific design cues that were first introduced on classic Chevy pickups. For example, both trucks will feature an attention-grabbing Centennial Blue paint scheme, as well as 100-year badges and heritage bowtie emblems.


The 2018 Silverado Centennial Edition also gets chrome two hooks, 22-inch painted wheels with chrome inserts, and a spray-in bedliner with the heritage bowtie emblem. Likewise, the Colorado Centennial Edition also comes with chrome tow hooks and a spray in-bedliner, but features smaller 18-inch wheels to accommodate it's slighter proportions.

"The Silverado and Colorado Centennial Editions are a result of collaboration between Chevrolet Design, Engineering and Marketing, to commemorate the history of Chevy Trucks," Rich Scheer, Chevrolet Trucks director of exterior design, said in a statement. "Both vehicles offer our most enthusiastic fans a way to demonstrate their love for Chevy Trucks and celebrate the Chevy Trucks Centennial with us."

Both Centennial Edition pickups will be released this year. The Silverado becomes available in October, while the Colorado should reach dealerships in November. Chevrolet has yet to release pricing information for either vehicle.