The Chevrolet Colorado and its counterpart, the GMC Canyon, are compact pickup trucks produced by American automaker General Motors. They were introduced in 2004 to replace the Chevrolet S-10 and GMC Sonoma compact pickups. 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is the first model of a second generation in the US market even though this generation lasts from 2012.
2015 Colorado comes in three different trims: WT, LT and Z71. They all come as a 2WD (rear) or 4WD with 6-speed automatic transmission. 2.5L I4 Direct Injection with 193 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque and 3.6L Direct Injection V6 engine with 302 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque will move these pickups and it is expected that a 2.8L Duramax four-cylinder diesel engine will be available later on.
2015 Chevrolet Colorado Review
Three cab configurations: extended cab with a 6.2 ft box, crew cab with a 5.2 ft box and crew cab with a 6.2 ft box will be Colorado’s new chassis. The most noticeable differences compared to the last model are up front, in the form of reshaped headlights, new fog-lamp surrounds, a new grille, and more smaller details.
Inside, the instrument panel and dashboard have been completely redone and in higher trim levels will feature 8-inch touch screen running Chevy’s MyLink software. WT and LS trims will feature jet black cloth, while Z71 will have galvanized cloth/vinyl interior materials. Optional leather upholstery will be available with luxury package. Bluetooth, USB, internet radio and Wi-Fi hotspot are just standard features for new Chevy Colorado. Safety features will be of highest quality as is the case with Chevrolet.
The 2015 Colorado 2.5L I4 and 3.6L V6 engines will use advanced technology to boost fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance. It will probably go around 20 mpg in a city and over 25 mpg on a highway.
2015 Colorado price
When it comes to prices, it is expected that new Colorado will be available for less than $20,000. How far the prices will go cannot be estimated. One thing that comes to mind is that upper tier Colorado’s prices will probably intertwine with lower tier Silverado’s. That means, upper prices for Chevy Colorado will be in a region of $25,000 or more.
The aim of Chevrolet was to make the ultimate pickup truck when it comes to capability, versatility and fuel efficiency. Whether they did a good job, remains to be seen until the fall 2014 when 2015 Chevrolet Colorado comes off the assembly lines.