Interesting Facts about the Chevrolet K20 Pickup
- Utilizing the highly popular naming system that General Motors introduced for their full-size pickup trucks from Chevrolet and GMC, the Chevrolet K20 pickup pertained to a three-quarter ton, four-wheel drive pickup. The Chevrolet K20 belonged to the C/K line of pickups from Chevrolet with 'C' referring to the two-wheel drive pickups. The '20' in the K20 name indicated the hauling capacity of the pickup truck with '10' referring to a half-ton pickup and '30' referring to a one-ton pckup.
- The Chevrolet pickup trucks had twin pickups from General Motor's GMC badge. Although the GMC versions of the Chevrolet pickups were supposed to represent the luxury line of trucks from General Motors, the upgrades that the Chevrolets were endowed with eventually made both Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks basically the same.
- 1967 to 1972 meant a swan-like transformation for the Chevrolet K20 as the Chevrolet pickups entered its 'glamour' era. With more and more families looking for a bigger, more functional alternative to the family sedan, Chevrolet churned out more stylish and more comfortable 'personalized' pickups dubbed as the 'glamour' pickups.
- As part of the Chevrolet pickup lineup, the Chevrolet K20 is one of three full-size pickups to be included in the National Insurance Crime Bureau's list of the top ten most stolen vehicles in America in 2011. The Chevrolet pickup truck was the most stolen vehicle in South Dakota and the seventh most stolen vehicle nationwide. It was joined in the list by Honda Accord in the top spot and the full-size Ford pickup and the full-size Dodge Pickup in the third and eighth places respectively.
- The Chevrolet C/K pickup series was among the longest-running vehicle names of General Motors. Introduced in 1960 and replaced by the Chevrolet Silverado in 1999, the Chevrolet C/K pickups enjoyed almost 40 years in the market.
- A Chevrolet K20, used as an airport ambulance in Zurich for ten years, was donated by Intermedic to the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne, Switzerland. After serving as an airport ambulance for 1984 to 1994, the Chevrolet K20 was used by Intermedic for a couple more years before finally being immortalized as a cultural artifact by the Swiss Museum of Transport in 2002.