The launch of the completely redesigned Chevrolet Colorado is upon the World, and official photos have been released of the production-spec model. Thankfully, much of what was originally revealed in Bangkok earlier this year appears to be intact, as the truck looks amazing inside and out. And it should, as it represents 5 years and $2 billion worth of hard work.
As the truck rolls out and first becomes accessible in the Thailand market, consumers will be able to choose between two all-new Duramax four-cylinder diesel engines. The basic engine will be 2.5-liters, and will produce a commendable 150 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, while the larger 2.8-liter D-Max will yield 180 hp and a substantial 346 lb-ft of torque — which is 41 more lb-ft than a Silverado 1500 equipped with a mediocre 4.8L V8 engine. Both engines will come with five-speed manual shifters, with a six-speed automatic as an option. We imagine the fuel economy numbers will manage to put the outgoing Colorado to absolute shame on top of things.
Will it come to America? GM isn’t talking just yet, but the latest developments happening at the Wentzville, Missouri assembly plant seem to suggest such a thing, as does the constant coverage on GM’s American media page concerning a truck built across the planet.