The Chevrolet Colorado is a mid-size pickup truck that is neither glitz or glamour in Chevrolet’s lineup. This truck was introduced in 2004 and has done well only because Chevy was smart enough to add as many options as they could along with a competitive price tag.
Customers can choose from two bed lengths, three cab styles with seating for up to six people, and a number of suspension options. Towing as much as 6,000lbs, the Colorado is powered by a 2.9L I-4 producing 185hp and 190 lb-ft of torque, a 3.7L I-5 delivering 242hp and 242 lb-ft of torque, or the newest engine, a 5.3L V8 producing 300hp and 320 lb-ft of torque.
In the rough and tumble world of pick-up trucks, the constant development for the baddest, meanest, and most powerful off-roader is a constant race for automakers determined to build the most imposing of them all and find the one that can be called the kingpin of all-utility vehicles. At the International Motor Show in Buenos Aires, Chevrolet introduced their latest offering to the fold, the Colorado Rally Concept. Next the concept will be making its way to Franfurt for its European premiere.
Based on the Colorado line of pick-ups that are considered one of the most popular in the world, the Colorado Rally Concept is the latest iteration concept that shows the new direction Chevrolet is undertaking for their next-generation off-roaders, particularly those that have rally racing in their future.
"Chevrolet has built trucks right from the start and they are an essential part of our brand. Through its purposeful design, refinement and uncompromising capability, the Colorado Rally Concept creatively reinterprets our proud heritage," said Wayne Brannon, President and Managing Director of Chevrolet Europe.
More details on the Chevrolet Colorado Rally Concept after the jump.
Away from the bright lights of the Geneva Motor Show comes the introduction of the 2012 Chevrolet Colorado at the Bangkok International Auto Show. Bet you didn’t know that, did you?
Weird as it looks to have an American mid-size pick-up have its debut at an unheralded Asian auto show, it’s worth noting that Thailand just happens to be the world’s largest market for mid-size pick-up trucks. Bet you didn’t know that either.
Featuring Chevrolet’s new design language, the new Colorado certainly looks the part of a heavy-hitter in a mid-size pick-up’s body. But the bigger question surrounding this pick-up doesn’t have anything to do with its aesthetic or performance specs, but rather on the possibility of the Colorado being sold in the US. Chevrolet has given no indication on that matter yet, but since the Silverado is the only pick-up on Chevrolet’s roster, it might make sense for the US market to be given a choice on which Chevy pick-up they might prefer.
The 2007 Chevy Colorado Crew Cab Z71 Plus is an off-road enthusiast’s dream interpretation of one of Chevrolet’s most popular trucks – the just right-sized Colorado crew cab. Keeping with the rugged Z71 image, the suspension has been fitted with HUMMER H3-derived components, front and rear. Custom-milled 20 x 9-inch alloy wheels are wrapped with aggressive 285/50R20 off-road tires. Underneath the restyled front fascia, hood and fenders is a powerful 320-horsepower 5.3L V-8.
Colorado continues to offer one of the widest model ranges, including Regular Cab, Extended Cab or Crew Cab body styles; two pickup bed lengths; three available suspensions; and two inline engines. Vehicles are offered in WT, LS and LT trims. The popular Colorado Xtreme combines performance with an attractive sport-truck appearance package.
The new Chevrolet Silverado is based on the GMT900 platform. The model it was sheduled to arrve as a 2008 model, but is likely to debut this fall, in earlu Ocromber.
It has an unique look including stacked headlamps, which separate the trucks from the SUVs. It does not have all the signature styling from the 2003 Cheyenne Concept - such as the wraparound glass at the back of the cab. The Silverado is equipped with a roof-rack and back-up (...)
The Chevrolet Colorado was among the first of a new generation of larger compact pickups when it was introduced as a 2004 model and all but Ford followed quickly on its heals. In fact, we don’t even call them compact pickups anymore. Now they’re called midsize pickups.