The History of Chevrolet Trucks in 15 Pickups

1972 Chevy LUV

Believe it or not, the compact pickup wasn't born in the United States. Chevy developed the LUV in 1972, partnering with Isuzu to work on a modest 75 hp vehicle with a payload capacity of 1,100 in a six-foot bed. The simple truck would serve as inspiration for future a home-grown small truck, demanded by consumers as gas prices rose in the later years of the '70s.

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