100 years…As my son says that, “that is a loooong time.” If you hear a brand, business or place has been around for one hundred years it makes me think they are doing something right!
Chevy was founded in 1918, so this year they are celebrating their 100th anniversary. And what better way to celebrate than with a special edition. I had the opportunity to try out the 2018 Silverado Centennial Edition on a recent road trip. This truck impressed me with the perfect mix of today’s technology, old-school, classic features and the smoothest ride a roadtripper like myself could ask for.
2018 Silverado Centennial Edition
There is a lot to highlight in this special Chevy truck edition. For our Florida road trip to the beach, a few features were especially helpful like the spray-in bedliner (no scratching from our bikes). The built-in phone charging pad in the center console was extremely useful for our roadtrip allowing us to charge a number of devices and the 4G LTE WiFi hotspot made it super easy to keep our entire family connected.
Other premium features on this truck that were nice to have: the Chevrolet MyLink audio system (compatible for both Apple and Android devices) has an 8″ color touch screen, sirius satellite radio, remote start, remote keyless entry, and comfy leather, heated/cooled seats.
This Silverado Centennial Edition is available on the LTZ Z71 crew cab and is now available at dealerships throughout the country!
Room for the entire family
This may be a hard core work truck that is perfect to get just about any job done but it is also a great family vehicle with plenty of space for everyone. The Centennial Edition Silverado offers up to 61.0 cubic feet of cargo space to be exact.
Though I do not have a teenager yet (I am not ready for that phase), I appreciate the Teen Driver Technology that this Chevy offers and hope it sticks around for when my kids are of driving age. Teen driver is a built in system that helps coach your new driver while providing a number of safety features like muting the radio until occupants are buckled up to side blind zone alerts and front automatic braking. It also has an “in-vehicle report card” that shows how your teen driver performs behind the wheel.
Adults, kids and even the pets love the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial!
The BowTie goes Vintage
Chevrolet Bowtie, an iconic badge that’s tagged an estimated 215 million cars and trucks, gets a special vintage look for Chevy’s 100 Year celebration. These badges are probably one of the most defining characteristics of these special edition trucks. Instead of the current chrome and gold badge, or one of the optional black and chrome or even illuminated badges, both the Silverado and Colorado get a navy blue bowtie with a chrome border. On the navy blue field is the word “Chevrolet” with a pair of hash marks above the words. This badge is found in the trucks’ bedliners, floor liners and the doors are adorned with “100 Years” badges (see picture at top).
According to Chevy truck design director Rich Scheer, the color and design of the badge was inspired by the badge on the original 1918 truck, as well as other early Chevys.
Speaking of Vintage, who else loves to take a ride back in time with a classic truck like this one?
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