The CUCV (Commercial Utility Cargo Vehicle) was introduced by the US Army between 1983 and 1986 with around 70,000 vehicles as part of an army renovation.
The M1008 Series is based on the Chevrolet Blazer K5 model series, which is called "Sports Utility Vehicle", or SUV for short, and the Dodge Pick-Up.
The Chevrolet was designed for military use with a rifle holder behind the front seats (M1009 only), four eyelets for hanging on cranes or helicopters, a heavy protective grille in front of the radiator grille, a powerful trailer hitch, camouflage lighting in the bumpers and various control instruments and sockets equipped. The interior, with seats made of dark red vinyl and simple rubber mats, is very spartan.
The CUCV, also known colloquially as Chevy, was delivered in two and four-door versions and serves as a replacement for the decommissioned Dodge W200 (M880). Today it is mostly only used by reserve units.