After recently launching in Argentina, the 2016 Chevrolet S10 High Country has made its way to Brazil. Reserving the Colorado name for North America and the rest of the globe, the S10 nameplate was deemed to have entirely too much nameplate recognition, having been around for twenty years now.
“The S10 High Country was conceived for a consumer profile that seeks a highly sophisticated vehicle and brave, but with the convenience of having a large bucket and especially with the spirit of a true truck,” explains Samuel Russell, marketing director Chevrolet.
Like the global Colorado High Country, the 2016 S10 High Country receives more than a few upgrades to deem the truck worthy of the luxurious marque. The grille, exterior mirrors and doorhandles have been trimmed in chrome, 18-inch machined wheels, dark-chrome projector headlights and side running boards make up the exterior enhancements.
Of course, High Country badging signifies the luxurious trim, too.
Inside, things are spruced up accordingly as well. Premium leather seats finished in either brown or jet black are fitted, steering wheel controls, parking sensors and a standard Chevrolet MyLink system features GPS, DVD functions and a backup camera.
Power comes from a familiar 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel four-cylinder, producing 376 lb-ft of torque and 200 hp. Power is sent to a selective 4×4 system, and shifted through a six-speed automatic transmission.
Since 1995, the Chevrolet S10 has found 600,000 homes, making the pickup one of the most successful vehicles in the Brazilian market. With the introduction of the 2016 S10 High Country, the pickup is poised to continue doing great things with added style.