Back in the 80s???? I think, Cheyenne was a trim level for GM trucks as I remember.
Actually, Silverado was as well, I was thinking they were at the same time, but I may be wrong. My 1995 C1500 half-ton had the Silverado trim on it before Chevy started using Silverado to describe the FS truck.
In the 80s, Chevy had the full size Blazer and the S-10 Blazer. The Tahoe package was a trim level on the FS Blazer. Eventually GM made the S-10 Blazer just the Blazer, and the FS Blazer became the Tahoe.
Is it possible GM was just reclaiming their ownership of the Cheyenne nomenclature so no one else could claim it?
What is old becomes new again.
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