Last month, Chevrolet announced that the 2015 Colorado will be priced from $20,995, including $895 destination charge. Apparently, the price tag and the new design made dealers order almost 30,000 Colorado pickups, which represents five times more than the GM’s forecast.
Set to reach the dealerships by October or early November, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado will be built at GM”s assembly plant in Wentzville, Mo.
According to Chevrolet U.S. chief Brian Sweeney, the impressive numbers are a sign that the dealers believe in this product. Still, Ram is a threat for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado as they continue to offer aggressive truck incentives and brand’s share increase from 18.5 percent in July 2013 to 21 percent through July 2014.
September promises to be a perfect month for Chevrolet as Ford idled its production for eight weeks as it prepares to roll off the redesigned aluminum-bodied F-150. The 2015 F-150 will hit the showrooms by the end of the year, or early next year.
According to Sweeney, the next four months can play out pretty strongly for the company. For those who don’t know, the 2015 Colorado comes as standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection, developing 200 hp and bolted to a 6-speed manual transmission.
Chevrolet also offers a bigger 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 305 hp and bolted to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 2015 Colorado LT crew cab with 2WD and a 5-foot box costs $27,985, while the 2015 Colorado Z71 crew cab 4x4 with 5-foot box is priced at $34,990.
Colorado that’s targeted at the North American market has a unique design, in addition to an athletic quality and confident stance. Its bedsides are taller, a feature that is exclusive to this part of the world. This complements the cab’s raked belt line that is made more aggressive. As a result, it creates that unique proportion that not only reinforces the athleticism of this vehicle but also secures better the items that have been stored in the bed.
The configurations of the 2015 Colorado include a crew car that come with a 5-foot bed and one having a 6-foot bed. There is also an extended cab model that offers a 6-foot bed. Customers who opt for the 6-foot bed models will be able to haul items measuring 8 feet, especially with the tailgate down. Three trims will be offered for the 2WD or the 4WD, which are the LT, WT, and the Z71.
Z71 in particular is off-road inspired and is the strongest of the group. Unlike the chrome grille fitted on other models as standard, theZ71 has a gunmetal grille. This variant also comes with the projector headlamps with the body fitted above the aluminum 17-inch wheels.
Chevrolet Design Executive Director Ken Parkinson said with the way the Colorado has been designed, this model should bring to the midsize truck class that youthful breath of fresh air. He added that this also gives the true-truck styling of Chevrolet that progressive spin. The Colorado, he continued, looks to be the Silverado’s younger and more eager brother. Even then it continues to be a true Chevy truck all the way showing a great spirit of adventure and exceptional zeal, he added further.