The Chevrolet Colorado pickup has changed generation in the U.S.
The Colorado no longer has a single-row cab – there is only a full-fledged two-row (Crew Cab) with the only option for the length of the cargo platform with eight cargo bindings and 110-volt socket. Due to the new chassis, the pickup has an increased wheelbase of 79 millimeters and a shortened rear overhang, which increased the entry goal.
The range of ground clearance of the new Chevrolet Colorado ranges from 201 millimeters in the “low” versions Work Truck and LT to an impressive 272 millimeters in the “extreme” Colorado ZR2, differing from the rest with huge 33-inch tires, modified bumpers to improve flotation and Multimatic DSSV shock absorbers.
The engine range is optimized. Neither gasoline “six”, nor turbodiesel are in it now – there is only 2.7-liter turbo four in three different forcing options. In base versions it produces 241 hp and 351 Nm, in “average” versions – 315 hp and 529 Nm, and in top versions – 315 hp and 583 Nm of torque.
There is only one gearbox – a classic eight-speed “automatic”, and the drive can be either rear or all-wheel drive. In addition, the basic pickup has several driving modes, including Normal, Tow/Haul, Off-Road, Terrain and Baja.
The new Colorado boasts an 8-inch digital dashboard, state-of-the-art 11.3-inch screen media system, heated front seats, eight-way power seat adjustment, adaptive cruise control, all-around cameras, and a full range of safety features, including pedestrian collision avoidance system, lane-keeping system, and low and high beam automatic shifting.
The next-generation Chevrolet Colorado will be produced at the same Missouri (USA) plant where the outgoing model is assembled. Production is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2023, with sales beginning in the spring.