Since the second generation of Colorado mid-size pickup truck was launched in 2014, we don’t expect that the 2016 model will be significantly changed but we do expect that there will be some minor but important changes though. We can expect some improvements in terms of exterior, interior, better equipment and most importantly diesel engine option. This model came on the market back in 2004 and since then it draws the attention of a great number of pickup truck lovers. The new 2016 Chevrolet Colorado was presented at the Los Angeles Auto Show Chevrolet. Even though the model has just recently been revamped, there will be some obvious changes which we need to check together. Let’s start immediately.
We decided to start with the exterior design of the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and see what has been changed when it comes to this aspect. The first thing you notice that the newcomer has grown in size. It is now 224.9 inches long, and the wheelbase is 140,4 inches. Ground clearance is also enhanced and it is now almost 8.1 inches. Generally, the vehicle looks powerful, aggressive but yet quite appealing. It has a large front bumper. There is also a newly designed grille with wide horizontal stripes. The new rectangular projector type headlights give the vehicle even more aggressive look. New wheel arches and chrome mirror finish perfectly fit into the overall picture of this powerful utility vehicle. The new, massive load platform can carry up to 3040 lbs of cargo. The rear end of the car sports new rectangular taillights and newly designed bumper together with an exhaust system which appears to be wisely concealed underneath.
The interior design of the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado is cleverly planned just like its exterior. Its cabin is upholstered in dirt-resistant fabric which most of the customers find to be reliable and practical. The refreshed instrument panel arrives with a 3.4 inch touchscreen. The new design of the center console also catches the eye. It comes with an 8 inch touchscreen and excellent navigation system, the new steering wheel has become multifunctional, so the front seat and driver get additional support. Depending on a trim level you decide to choose, you can also get leather upholstery, and door panels with aluminum inserts. Most of people who buy the Chevrolet Colorado say that the cabin is extremely comfortable and that they don’t really have anything to complain about. The cabin can accommodate up to five passengers at the time, and all of them will enjoy comfortable and safe drive.
When it comes to the engines of the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, you will be able to choose between several engine options. The first engine will be a 2.5-liter inline 4 which produces 200 horses and 191 lb-ft of torque. The second one is a 3.6-liter V6 unit which produces 305 hp and 269 pound-feet of torque. The greatest new arrives in the form of a 2.8-liter inline four Cummins which produces 380 horses and 340 pound-feet of torque.