Chevrolet S-10 alternatives
Latest model: Chevrolet S-10 2001
The Chevrolet S-10 (and alike GMC S-15 and Sonoma) was a compact pickup truck from the GMC marquee of Basic Motors. When first presented in 1982, the GMC version was known as the S-15. A high-performance version was the GMC Syclone. The truck was also sold by Isuzu as the Hombre from 1996 via 2000. There was also an SUV version, the Chevrolet S-10 Blazer/gmc S-15 Jimmy. Together, these trucks are often referred to as the S-series.
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The second-generation trucks appeared in 1994. All of the special models (the Syclone, Typhoon, and Sonoma GT) were gone, but the changes to the truck brought it in line with arch-rival Ford Ranger. The Iron Duke and 2. 8 L 60° V6 engines were dropped, leaving just the 4. 3 L Vortec and a new 2. 2 L motor, itself a derivative of the old Cavalier OHV. A high-output version of the 4. 3 was provided on the "ss" model.
Much of the chassis elements were the same as the first generation (the A-frames between the first and second generation were the same although they were originally sourced from Gm's G-body car lineup, along with the steering knuckle, leaf springs, and differential assembly (the second generation has an 8. 5" back differential on some 4 x 4s).
The 4. 3 L engines were refreshed for 1996 and a third (rear) door was added for extended-cab models. The look, dashboard, brakes, and 2. 2 L motor were refreshed for 1998, and "auto-trac" all-wheel drive was auxillary starting in 1999 for the Blazers. Also the SS suite was replaced by the "xtreme" sports model suite. In 2002 a Crewcab feature was added and was available in 4WD and Automatic transmission only.