Can You Match the Chevy to the Decade?


By: Robin Tyler

7 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Chevrolet has a rich history and tradition in American motoring: as one of America's big three, it plays an essential part in motoring but not only in the United States but around the globe as well. 

It took the vision of William C. Durant, one of the early pioneers in the fledgling motoring industry in America, to form the brand together with a Swiss racing diver, Louis Chevrolet, after whom the company was named. And the rest, as they say, is history as Chevrolet just went from strength to strength as it rivaled Ford as the most significant American motoring brand.

Chevrolet quickly became a global phenomenon, selling vehicles not only in Europe but around the world as more and more markets opened for the brand.

And it's not hard to see why Chevrolet quickly became one of the top car manufacturers in the world. The sheer range of models over the years is just staggering. And the classics continue to this day. Think of the Corvette and the Camaro. Not only were they top sellers when introduced all those years ago, but they also remain so today.

So in this quiz we doing things a little differently. You don't only have to identify a Chevrolet from an image; you have to recognize the decade it first originated.

That makes things a little tougher!

This Chevrolet muscle car was first released in what decade?

The Camaro was first launched in 1967 and is still a Chevrolet model to this day. This muscle car has seen six different generations. The current Camaro offers three different engine configurations with the SS sporting a 6.2 liter V8 capable of producing 455 brake horsepower.


A rare Chevrolet failure, this was their first V8. When was it first marketed?

Introduced in 1917, the D Series was the first Chevrolet to have a V8 engine. Sadly, it was horribly underpowered (only 36 brake horsepower), so much so that other four-cylinder engines were more powerful. By 1918, the D Series had disappeared and Chevy only returned to V8 motors 37 years later.


This Chevy truck, also sold under the GMC brand, first appeared in what decade?

The Chevrolet AK was part of the Chevrolet fleet from 1941 until 1947. In terms of transmission, the AK only had a three-speed manual gearbox. This was coupled to either a 3.5 or 3.77-liter straight-six engine. The AK was also sold under the GMC badge.


Which decade was this Chevrolet model, marketed in over 100 countries, introduced?

The Aveo is a global brand marketed in over 100 countries under a number of different names. It first entered the sub-compact market in 2002.


This Chevy van was first seen during the ________.

Since 1961, Chevrolet has included a van in their model lineup. In its current model line is the Express which was first manufactured in 1995. It is available in a cargo and passenger configuration, depending on the client's needs.


Considered one of the first modern pickups, when did this truck first roll off the Chevrolet production line?

A stalwart of the Chevy pickup fleet in the 1970s, the C30 is considered to be the first of the modern pickup trucks. It was also the first Chev with the crew cab option, meaning the truck could easily seat six people.


This sub-compact model from Chevrolet first saw the light of day in what decade?

A favorite car in the sub-compact market, the Sonic from Chevrolet not only possesses excellent handling, but it also is spacious and has ample cargo space. And of course, it is light on fuel consumption offering around 28 mpg in city driving and up to 37 mph on the open road.


This vehicle was a competitor for the Model T that sadly was a failure. In which decade was it introduced by Chevrolet?

Built as competition for the Ford Model T, the Chevrolet Classic Six was the first ever Chevrolet model.


Now a very popular Chevrolet sedan, do you know when this vehicle was first marketed by Chevrolet?

A famous Chevy brand since 1964, the Malibu disappeared after 1984. Chevy resurrected the name in 1997 and it is currently attached to a vehicle in the mid-sized vehicle class. The top of the line model comes with a 9-speed automatic gearbox paired with a 2000 cc turbocharged engine pushing out 250 brake horsepower.


When did Chevrolet introduce this pickup?

Introduced in 1961, this smaller pickup didn't catch the imagination of the American public. In fact, by 1964 only 851 were sold. It was discontinued that year.


Any ideas as to which decade Chevrolet first marketed the vehicle in this image?

One of the most iconic vehicles ever produced by Chevrolet was the Bel Air. Manufactured between 1955 and 1957 the it will always be remembered for its fantastic trim and those beautiful pointy tailfins.


The Chevrolet model shown in this picture is from what decade?

First manufactured in 1967, the Camaro is one of the most popular Chevrolet models ever. This muscle car has seen six different generations although there was a break in production from 2002 to 2010. The 2016 SS version is a 6.1-liter V8 powered muscle car.


When do you think the minivan pictured here was first marketed by Chevrolet?

After the Astro failed to gain any significant foothold into Chrysler's domination of the minivan market in the late '80s, Chevrolet turned to the Lumina APV. Built between 1989 and 1996, Chevrolet marketed the Lumina as an 'All Purpose Vehicle'. Initially, the Lumina was severely underpowered but improvements were made in that regard. The Lumina had moderate sales success.


This full-sized pickup formed part of the Chevrolet fleet from the _______.

This long-wheelbase full-sized pickup formed part of the Chevrolet model range from 2001 to 2013, with two generations produced. The Avalanche could carry either four or six passengers, depending on the body type chosen. The second generation offered four different power plant options, all V8's. Around 625,000 Avalanches were sold during its production run.


This two-door coupe was first made available by Chevrolet in what decade?

Designed by Jerry Palmer, the Baretta, a front-wheel-drive two-door coupe based on the Chevrolet L body platform, was manufactured between 1987 and 1996. It offered seven engine options with the most powerful a 3.1-liter V6. A convertible Baretta served as the pace car 1990 Indy 500.


This car, from the compact segment was only released over a period of five years. But in what decade?

Competing in the compact segment, the Citation was produced by Chevrolet between 1980 and 1985.


Can you tell us the decade that Chevrolet first marketed this crossover SUV?

2018 sees a redesigned Equinox with many impressive features now standard on the vehicle. The Equinox offers excellent handling and a beautifully finished interior but is let down by a fair poor transmission. Gas mileage numbers are fairly impressive as well for a car of this size. It was first marketed in 2005.


The medium-duty truck featured in this image first became a Chevrolet model when?

Produced between 1980 and 2009, the Kodiak was Chevrolet's truck model in the medium-duty truck segment. During its production run, three generations were produced. The third and final generation included two-gasoline engined options as well as a diesel powered truck. General Motors discontinued their medium truck range in 2009.


When was this vehicle, part of Chevrolet's global fleet, first marketed?

A Chevrolet global brand, the Cruze is also available in the United States where it is a fairly popular model. It offers excellent economy, a range of power plant options, a fair amount of space for both passengers and luggage and gives a comfortable, quiet ride.


With a body designed with the help of a wind-tunnel, when did the truck in the image join the Chevy line-up?

After playing it safe for a number of years, Chevrolet introduced the GMT 400 in 1988. This truck featured a sleek new body, designed with the help of a wind tunnel. The ride was also significantly improved thanks to an independent front suspension with torsion bars.


This vehicle was introduced by Chevrolet in what decade and helped break Ford's dominance in the American auto market?

Although it was only produced in 1927, the AA Capitol Series Chevrolet sold over 670,000 units and for once, broke Ford's domination of the American motor scene. This series included eight different body types all based on the GM A platform.


It was either loved or loathed but when was this covertible pickup marketed by Chevy?

A pickup with a difference, the SSR was produced by Chevrolet between 2003 and 2006. SSR stands for Super Sport Roadster with the vehicle being a convertible pickup with a retractable hardtop! Unfortunately for Chevrolet, sales for the SSR were not exactly stellar.


Here we have full-sized SUV which first rolled off the Chevrolet production line in what decade?

This full-sized SUV was first introduced by Chevrolet in 1995. The Tahoe is the same vehicle as the GMC Yukon and has a number of power options including a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 FlexFuel engine.


Available as a station wagon, hatchback, and in other configurations, when was this Chevy model first released?

Competing in the subcompact segment, the Vega was produced by Chevrolet between 1971 and 1977. It was available as a hatchback, wagon, notchback, and panel delivery vehicle. Over 2 million Vegas were sold during its production run.


This Chevy minivan was marketed around the world under a host of General Motor's brand names. In which decade was it first released?

After the average sales achieved by the Lumina APV, Chevrolet's next attempt to earn a slice of the minivan market pie came in 1996 with the Venture. With a 3- or 4-door configuration, the Venture was marketed from that year until 2005. It was rebadged for other vehicles in the General Motors fleet and was known as the Pontiac Trans Sport/Montana, the Oldsmobile Silhouette in the United States, and by various other names in other world markets.


Chevrolet's green offering, do you know when this plug-in hybrid was first marketed?

This plug-in hybrid vehicle from Chevrolet was first produced in 2010. It is available in a number of countries around the world. The Volt has an electric range of around 53 miles.


What a beauty! Tell us when it first roared in anger!

One of the most famous brands of the Corvette is the MK II Stingray, produced between 1963 and 1967. This classic had either a 2-speed automatic gearbox or 3-speed manual with a range of engine options including small and big block V8s.


A big off-roader from Chevrolet, this vehicle entered production in the ________?

Produced between 1988 and 1991, the Chevrolet K5 Blazer was a capable off-road vehicle. Blazers offered four-wheel drive with either a 5.7 liter or 6.2 small block Chevrolet engine. The suspension came in the form of leaf springs both front and back which helped the Blazer’s frame-on-body design, adding much stability.


A muscle car in every sense of the word, when did Chevrolet first release this behemoth?

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is a modern 650 horsepower behemoth gets you from 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds an clocks a top speed of just under 200 mph. This is thanks to its 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8 engine.


This 4x4 Crew Cab offering entered the Chevrolet family in what decade?

Built between 1988 and 1991, the V3500 Crew Cab 4x4 featured a heavy-duty Dana 60 solid front axle as well as an overdrive automatic gearbox which made it a favorite of those lovers of bigger-bodied off-roaders.


This Chevrolet classic was available in a number of body styles. When was it first seen on American roads?

Produced between 1923 and 1926, the Superior featured as a different series (starting with B) every year. All, however, featured a 4-cylinder 2.8-liter engine that produced 26 brake horsepower. Superior models included a roadster, sedan, and a truck.


Chevrolet's answer to the early Ford F-150s, do you know when this vehicle turned its first wheel?

Along with the F-150, the Task Force was the quintessential pickup in the 1950s. With its incredible lines, this body shape is still in demand to this day. Power plant options including a 3.9-liter straight six as well as a 4.6-liter V8.


What a beauty! This Chevrolet muscle car has pedigree. When was this version released?

A real looker in 1990 and still one today, the ZR-1 became a very popular Corvette model. It was powered by a 5.7-liter V8 engine that produced 375 brake horsepower.


Somewhat of a controversial Chevy design, when was this car first seen?

The Corvair's main claim to fame is that it was the only passenger car in the United States to be powered by an air-cooled, rear-mounted engine. This did change the vehicles handling somewhat and lead to some controversy. The Corvair was produced between 1960 and 1969.


This pickup became a Chevrolet model in the _______.

The Colorado is a pickup truck in the mid-sized segment. It has been produced by Chevrolet since 2003. It is available as both a 2-door regular cab, 4-door extended cab, and 4-door crew cab.


Any idea which decade this Chevy sedan was first seen?

The Cobalt was produced by Chevrolet between 2005 and 2010. Over 1.1 million were sold during this period although the Cobalt suffered a number of recalls for power steering problems as well as faulty ignitions. The Cobalt was succeeded by the Cruze.


This Chevy model even took part in NASCAR. When was it introduced?

As one of Chevrolet's most successful brands, the Chevelle was produced over two decades between 1963 and 1978. It included a variety of body options including station wagons, convertibles, coupes, and sedans. and it even took part in NASCAR. The largest engine put into a Chevelle was a 454 cu in (7.4 L) Big-Block V8.


A Chevy station wagon, when was this model first offered by the company?

This full-sized station wagon was produced by Chevrolet over two periods: firstly from 1958 to 1961 and again from 1969 to 1972. It was entry-level station wagon offered by the company during both its production runs.


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