The upcoming replacement for the Chevrolet Colorado has been spotted truckin’ around GM’s headquarters in Detroit. What we see here however, is most likely the Colorado replacement that will be sold everywhere except for North America.
As we reported earlier this week, General Motors has decided to rethink its compact pick-up truck program from the ground up – a move that will result in two different versions of the Colorado as we know it today:
- One version, to be manufactured in Thailand, will continue the development of the current Colorado GMT355 platform and purpose. This vehicle will be sold in markets outside North America
- The second version will be a completely different model compared to the current Colorado/Canyon twins. It will be sold in North America, achieve higher fuel economy, and will be available at a sticker price that’s significantly lower than GM’s full size truck offerings. As such, we suspect this model may be car-based rather than utilize a body-on-frame architecture
One thing’s for sure: the compact truck program is alive and well within the walls of The General.
Click over to Autoblog to look at the spy shots for yourself and let us know what you think of GM’s plan in the comments!