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Chevrolet Introduces 2018 Silverado, Colorado Centennial Editions

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Chevy trucks, Chevrolet has introduced the 2018 Silverado and 2018 Colorado Centennial Edition models.

Chevrolet says the Centennial Editions feature design elements inspired by Chevy trucks throughout history. That includes such aesthetic touches as distinctive Centennial Blue exterior paint, exclusive heritage bowtie emblems and 100-year badges, all of which draw inspiration from elements found on models dating back to 1918.

The 100th anniversary presented "a special opportunity to revisit some of the great designs of the past," said Rich Scheer, director of exterior design for Chevrolet Trucks, at the introduction of the special editions. "For example, the Centennial Edition bowtie, which features a unique blue background and hashtags above and below the lettering, was inspired by the original 1918 model."

In addition to special paint and badging, the Silverado Centennial Edition comes with such features as 22-inch painted wheels with chrome inserts, chrome tow hooks and a chrome bowtie on the steering wheel. It's available on the LTZ Z71 Crew Cab, which also includes a 5.3-liter V8 engine, four-wheel drive, heavy-duty suspension, a trailering package and hill descent control.

The Colorado Centennial Edition comes with the same unique paint color and badges, as well as 18-inch wheels, chrome tow hooks, belt molding, mirror caps and door handles, and body-colored rear bumper and front grille surround. It's available on the Z71 trim, in crew-cab and extended-cab configurations, which also includes such standard features as a 3.6-liter V6 engine, four-wheel drive and hill descent control.

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

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial Edition will be arriving at dealerships in October, and the 2018 Colorado Centennial Edition will be available starting in November. A Chevrolet spokesperson told Edmunds that pricing will be announced closer to the on-sale date.

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