At the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, General Motors introduced the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado a midsize truck that promises to redefine its segment. Set to go on sale next year, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado was developed especially for the North American market and comes with distinctive design, comfort and connectivity features.
According to the official press release, the 2015 Colorado is offered as standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 193 hp (146 kW) and 253 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque. A 3.6-liter V6 engine is also available, developing 302 hp (224 kW) and 366 Nm (270 lb-ft) of torque. Colorado will also be available with segment’s only diesel engine in its second year.
It will receive a Duramax 2.8-liter I-4, which is already offered in global markets. The 2015 Colorado’s configurations are an extended cab model with a 6-foot bed, a crew cab with a 5-foot bed and a crew cab with a 6-foot bed. With the tailgate down, the 6-foot bed allows hauling of 8-foot-long items. Chevrolet says that the Colorado will be available in WT, LT and Z71 trims and in 2WD or 4WD.
As expected, the most attractive model will be the Colorado Z71, which features a gunmetal grille surround, projector headlamps and unique 17-inch aluminum wheels. Inside, the vehicle comes with a bold upright instrument panel with large instruments and a central driver information center similar to Silverado.
Other highlights of the interior are the standard center console with room to store a tablet, sculpted door panels and rear under-seat storage.
In terms of connectivity, the Colorado is available with an eight-inch diagonal color touch screen (LT, Z71) and multiple USB drives, a 3.4-inch diagonal driver information screen in the instrument cluster, OnStar and MyLink enhancements with gesture recognition and natural language voice recognition and navigation.