An extended cab model with a 122. The Chevy 6-foot bed trucks had an overall length of 191. Chevy had one other six-cylinder available, the 292 ci inline six with 120 hp and 215 foot-pounds of torque. The 1985 Chevy S10 pickup had a standard four-speed manual transmission, with the option of a three-speed automatic transmission. In 1985 the Chevy Truck had not significantly changed since 1973. These trucks had either two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive or forward drive available.
Chevy had new a 4. For added power Chevy also had the big block 454 ci with 230 hp and 360 foot-pounds of torque and the 6. A five-speed manual transmission was available with the four-cylinder engines. Production of the S10 continued until 2004, when it was replaced by the Chevy Colorado, a compact-to-midsize truck with larger dimensions. The 1985 body styling had a boxy look with roomy, spacious cabs. The Cheyenne trim package went away.
With the S10, Chevy intended to directly compete with Nissan and Toyota, who were firmly established in the compact truck market. The basic, Custom Deluxe, Scottsdale and Silverado trim packages remained. Four-wheel-drive Chevy S10 trucks received a new standard engine for the 1985 model year: a 2. The trim packages during 1985 had changed. Featuring a comfortable cabin and soft ride, the S10 was marketed by Chevy as a recreational lifestyle vehicle rather than a typical work truck.
The pickup trucks had a wheelbase of 117. Radial tires came standard on all S10 models. The S10 had a conventional ladder frame and an independent front suspension made up of double A-arms and torsion bars, while the rear suspension consisted of a solid axle and semi-elliptical leaf springs. . During this era more plastics and vinyl were used on the seat covers, carpeting and paneling. In this year Chevy offered 6- and 8-foot beds. In 1985 the Chevy pickups had six engine power plants to choose from.
The trucks had a width of 65. The body styling ran from 1973 to 1987 and was the second longest unchanged styling second only to Dodge, which did not change the style of the Dodge from 1969 to 1991. Chevy offered two optional small block V-8s: a 305 ci 160 hp with 235 foot-pounds of torque, and a 350 ci with 175 hp with 275 foot-pounds of torque. Recirculating ball steering was featured on the truck, as well as front disc brakes and rear drum brakes. The S10 came in an optional Tahoe trim, a top-of-the-line package that included a complete gauge system and bucket seats. In addition, the Chevy S10 had the option of an Isuzu-built diesel engine. The Chevrolet division of General Motors introduced its S10 pickup truck in 1982.
Some options included power brakes, power steering, power door locks, power windows, fully chromed bumpers, cigarette lighters, map lights, special moldings and a custom steering wheel. The S10 regular cab model was offered with either a 108. During this time some things were changed, including the grilles, trim packages and engines. Classic Industries offers 1985 Chevrolet Truck Truck Bed Components, 1985 Chevrolet Truck Stepside Bed Sides - Full, 1985 Chevrolet Truck Bed Sides - Partial, 1985 Chevrolet Truck Running Boards, 1985 Chevrolet Truck Side Steps, 1985 Chevrolet Truck Patch Panels, 1985 Chevrolet Truck Front Bed Panel, 1985 Chevrolet Truck Stake Pocket Repair Panel, 1985 Chevrolet Truck Bed Floor Panel, 1985 Chevrolet Truck Stepside Rear Fender, 1985 Chevrolet Truck Fiberglass Bed Side, and 1985 Chevrolet Truck Rear Bed Corner. Two-tone paint was also offered as an option.
The 1985 Chevy S10 was practically unchanged from the 1984 model, except for a new engine offering and a few minor exterior changes. An optional sport suspension was available for the two-wheel-drive, short-wheelbase models. . . . . .
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