From GM press: Chevy's new Advance Design trucks for 1948 were the first completely restyled General Motors vehicles introduced after World War II. From the start, people loved the new Chevy pickups. (And they still do – the Advance Design generation trucks are cherished by collectors as classics today.) The new, roomier cabs for ’48 provided spacious three-across seating. The Chevy truck driveline, which had proved itself in every possible way during the war, hadn't needed – or received – much tweaking. Reliable and versatile, the Chevy half-ton pickup continued as the farmer and tradesman’s four-wheeled friend. With the advent of the '48s, more families began to consider a Chevy pickup for a second car.