The Chevrolet LUV Truck
The Chevy LUV was a compact truck that was introduced in 1978. While its size would make it an excellent competitor for GM’s midsize pickups, it was never available with an extended cab. The company instead sold it as a 1.8-liter version and a 5.7-liter V8 engine. These new engines made the Chevrolet LUV an even better drag racing machine. Despite its short life, the Chevrolet LUV is a timeless classic.
The LUV was based on a traditional truck chassis with a ladder frame, leaf spring/live axle rear suspension, and independent front suspension. It had a 102.4″ wheelbase and a six-foot bed. The engine was a 1.8-liter SOHC straight-four, producing 75 horsepower. The LUV was designed for off-road use and was available in many different colors, including black, white, and gray.
In 1977, the Chevy LUV was available with a bedless chassis cab. The truck was sold at a higher rate than the previous year, and the engine was enhanced with 80 horsepower. In 1978, the Chevrolet LUV was available with a bedless configuration and a six-foot-long bed. In 1979, the LUV offered a new model with a seven-and-a-half-foot bed that was built on a larger wheelbase.
The LUV’s platform was a conventional truck chassis. It was a ladder frame with a ladder frame and independent front and rear suspension. The wheelbase was 102.4 inches (2.6 m) and it had a six-foot bed. The LUV was powered by a 1.8 L SOHC straight-four, producing 75 horsepower. It was a great vehicle for off-roading, and it is still available today.
The first LUV trucks were not very powerful, but they were still capable of hauling heavy loads. The LUV was popular with farmers, but the truck’s price was too low for most consumers. LUV trucks had a small diesel engine, but it could also be used for utility purposes. The LUV’s power was not sufficient to pull a large load, but it was good enough for a trailer. Its power was impressive enough to be a great hauler.
In 1974, the LUV was launched in the United States. It was a full-size pickup truck, and it was intended for use in the field. Its engine was a traditional truck chassis with independent front and rear suspension. It had a wheelbase of 102.4 inches and a six-foot bed. It had a 1.8 L SOHC straight-four engine, which was the same engine that was used in the previous XUV.
The Chevrolet LUV went on sale in March 1972. It was a small pickup truck with a carrying capacity of 1480 pounds. It had a 4-speed manual transmission and a 6-foot bed. Sales soared to 71,145 units in 1973. In 1974, the LUV introduced a Mikado trim package with striped upholstery and a three-spoke steering wheel. The LUV was discontinued in 1975.