- Feb 22, 2008
- Pittsburgh, PA, USA
- '13 Dart 1.4T mtx, '13 FIAT, '03 Ranger XLT Supcab
- It releases in Fall 2014 as a 2015 model
- It will be assembled in Wentzville, Missouri
- It's based on the global Colorado, which is related to the Isuzu D-Max
- It will be available in Extended Cab with a six foot bed, or Crew Cab with either a five or six foot bed
- The base Work Truck trim in Extended Cabs has an optional rear seat delete.
- Engines at launch will be a standard 2.5L I4 making approximately 193 hp/184 lb-ft, and an optional 3.6L V6 making 302 hp/270 lb-ft, both engines gas-powered.
- The only transmission is a 6-speed automatic
- For the 2016 model year, it will get an optional 2.8L Duramax I4 turbodiesel based on the engine in the global Colorado, which currently makes 200 hp/368 lb-ft (these figures will change due to US regulations)
- Max towing for the V6 is estimated at around 6,700 pounds
- Trims offered at launch will be WT (Work Truck), LT, and Z71
- Depending on trim, the Colorado weighs about 900 pounds less than a comparable Silverado
- Pricing and final specs will be announced next year, though Chevy is clear about its position under the Silverado, so starting prices for the basic truck (Extended Cab WT trim) are expected to be a little above $20,000
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I quite like it. The styling looks better than the global Colorado without suffering Mini-Me Syndrome and looking like an oddly-proportioned Silverado. Pricing against comparable Silverados should be lower, and by 2016 it'll have three engine choices for various operating regimes.
I keep thinking about possibly buying a truck, both to tow stuff for leisure and to haul stuff for house work and such. I've been reticent due to not really wanting a full-size truck. This might fit the bill perfectly, though, so I'm keeping my eyes open for more info later next year.