The U.S. launch of the all-new Chevrolet Colorado is that much closer with General Motors breaking ground yesterday on its Wentzville Assembly expansion project in Missouri. The project itself will cost GM $380 million, and will “create or retain” 1,260 jobs. Currently, the plant builds only the GMC Savanna and Chevrolet Express cargo van twins.
The new Colorado is expected to launch roughly a year and a half from now. It has already begun its global launch, starting with Thailand, where it’s currently built with two all-new Duramax diesel engines and exported around the world. Rumors of the Colorado also receiving a name change when it launches in North America are present. If it means anything, this same truck is called the S10 in Latin America.