Chevrolet K20: What You Didn't Know
- The Chevrolet K20 was among the first generation of pickup trucks that featured a lot of firsts including the drop-center ladder frame and independent front suspension. A new designation system was also introduced by General Motors in 1960. The new name scheme proved to be more convenient and easier to remember.
- The "K" in Chevrolet K20 is an indication that it is a four-wheel drive. It was derived from the name system of the trucks to signify and to know easily which class or trim they belong to. The Chevrolet K20 was also badged as Apache 20.
- In 1985, Chevrolet offered two variants of the 3/4-ton K20 platform-the pickup truck and the sport utility vehicle (SUV). The pickup truck was endowed with a regular cab while the K20 SUV was also fondly known as the Suburban.
- The 1985 Chevrolet K20 pickup truck has two tire options-the first one was a 215/85-16 tire, which measured 8.46 inches in length; the second tire option was 235/85-16, which was slightly wider with a measurement of 9.25 inches across.
- The 1984 Chevrolet K20 came in six trim packages. One of these packages was the Custom Deluxe, which came in with padded bench seat, arm rests, and dashboard. It also included courtesy lights, sun visors, and stainless-steel grill moldings. Another well-adored trim of the Chevrolet K20 was the Cheyenne trim that was furnished with a nylon carpeting, custom steering wheel, and extra insulation. There was also a trim called the Scottsdale, which had all the features of the Custom Deluxe. And in addition to that, chrome bumpers, hub caps, and a rear-window trim adorned the Scottsdale.
- The Chevrolet K20 pickup was equipped with the second generation big block engine of the V8 series called the Chevrolet 366. This engine was a tall deck motor especially used in the medium-duty trucks and large vehicles of Chevrolet. It was the most appropriate engine for 3-ton or 4-ton trucks, a classification where the Chevrolet K20 belonged to. The job of these trucks were not mainly for towing, but the Chevrolet 366 V8 engine was still designed to be tough enough for all of Chevrolet's pickup models.