Although General Motors introduced its first pickup in 1930, the term Silverado was a designation used only
to detail the higher level trim for the Chevrolet C/K pickup trucks from 1987 through 1999. Chevrolet “C”
pickups were rear-wheel drive while “K” pickups were four-wheel drive. Both of the “C” and “K” designation
were dropped in 1999. In 1999, the Chevrolet Silverado was born, and was marketed as the lower version,
while the GMC Sierra has more of the luxury options.
There have been a number of models for the Chevrolet Silverado Truck: 1500, 1500HD, 2500, 2500HD, 3500, 3500HD,
and SS. The current Chevrolet Silverado model line just consists of the 1500, 2500HD, 3500HD. In 2007,
the Chevrolet Silverado was redesigned with a new exterior, interior, frame, suspension, and power
increases on certain engines. The Chevrolet Silverado is a vehicle full of class and toughness that
will continue to be a mainstay in the pickup market.