Chevrolet just revealed an updated Colorado midsize pickup truck at the 2013 Thailand International Motor Expo. A slew of updates bring the international-market Colorado into the 2014 model year, including a new, more powerful Duramax engine and Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system. Note, this truck is not the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado that was just revealed in Los Angeles for the United States and Canada.
The new 2.8L Duramax turbo diesel will deliver 200 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque, making the Colorado one of the most powerful trucks in its class. As expected, the new engine is more fuel efficient and will provide greater towing and payload capacities. The smaller-displacement 2.5L Duramax engine remains an option, and has been updated to produce 163 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of twist. Both of the baby Duramax engines are paired to an all-new, 6-speed manual transmission, while the HydraMatic 6-speed auto remains unchanged.
As mentioned, the Colorado sees the addition of Chevrolet’s MyLink Infotainment system as well as a Driver Information Cluster (DIC), an LCD screen in the center of the driver gauge cluster that displays fuel economy figures and other information. Rear park assist is now also an option.
The 2014 Chevrolet Colorado will start at 570,000 RM (16,5134.75 USD) in Thailand. And though the truck is completely unrelated to the new Colorado sold in the U.S. and Canada, the updates to its Duramax engines could be a sign of things to come. A Duramax turbo-diesel with a manual transmission? America, please take note.