After WWII, Chevy came out the box with completely redesigned vehicles. Drivers wanted a more comfortable ride, equipped with better visibility and more width to the cargo box. The Advanced-Design Half-Ton Pickup delivered on all those requests. Produced from 1947 through 1953, the Advanced-Design played a heavy role in Chevrolet's success during the first decade after the War. Ratio of sale between cars and trucks dropped to 2.5:1, and Chevy hit 2 million sales (the first for any American car maker) in 1950.