Chevrolet Silverado History
The Silverado has been a staple of the Chevrolet lineup for decades as the name of trim levels for the brand’s pickups. It wasn’t until 1999 that a truck with Silverado as its actual name introduced itself to the industry, quickly becoming one of the top workhorses in the industry, a spot where it still remains.
The Silverado first debuted in 1998 as the 1999 model year, replacing Chevrolet’s C/K Series trucks. It still had similar features as the popular C/K Series with a bit more comfort. Production began in Silao, Mexico, changing for the 2011 Silverado to General Motors’ Flint, Michigan, plant.
When it was first introduced, the Chevrolet Silverado was purely meant to be the workhorse of the pickups. Now, it’s quickly become even more, with more luxury features and the same capabilities. In its third generation, the Silverado now offers a multitude of engines with Chevrolet’s EcoTec technology.
Chevrolet Silverado Awards
The Chevrolet Silverado has been awarded a multitude of awards including Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.Com- 5-Year Cost to Own Award and the 2012 Vincentric Lowest Cost of Ownership Award. It has also been named Consumer Reports Best Pickup Truck in 2014.