Future Chevrolet Colorado
We expect the next, third-generation Chevrolet Colorado to launch on or after the 2022 model year. Until then, we expect the current, second-generation Colorado to receive minor changes, updates, and improvements.
Following is speculative and unconfirmed information about the next Chevy Colorado. This page is a continuous work-in-progress and will be updated on a regular basis as we await official details from General Motors and Chevrolet.
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|Last redesigned model year:||2015 (second generation)|
|Last midcycle refresh/MCE model year:||none currently, expected for 2019 or 2020|
|Expected redesign model year:||2022 (third generation)|
|Expected name:||Chevrolet Colorado|
|Current platform:||GMT 31XX platform|
|Future platform:||GM VSS-T platform|
|Layout:||FR (front-engined, rear-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive)|
|Current body styles:||light duty pickup truck|
|Future body styles:||light duty pickup truck|
|Segment:||midsize pickup truck|
|Gasoline:||turbo-charged I-4, naturally-aspirated V-6|
|Alternative propulsion:||possible gasoline hybrid electric|
|Expected transmissions:||8-speed automatic or 10-speed automatic|
- What: an all-new Chevy Colorado midsize pickup truck that will represent the third generation of the nameplate, after the second-gen Colorado was introduced for the 2015 model year
- When: we expect the next Chevrolet Colorado to launch in the 2021 calendar year as a 2022 model year vehicle
- Why: an all-new Colorado will maintain Chevrolet’s growing presence in the midsize pickup truck segment
- Where: sold in all current markets where the Colorado and S-10 are currently sold, including North America, South America, Australia, and potentially other markets
Following are our expectations about the future Chevy Colorado:
- Based on the new GM VSS-T platform, delivering all-new underpinnings and engineering
- Merges the North American-market Chevrolet Colorado with the international-market Chevrolet Colorado, which is sometimes known as the Chevrolet S-10, into one single pickup truck
- All-new exterior design, available in various cabs and bed configurations
- All-new interior design
- Improved interior comfort and convenience, as well as a greater variety of features
- Inclusion of next-generation infotainment system
- Introduction of more GM Active Safety features and technologies
- Introduction of new powertrain range
We expect the upcoming future Chevy Colorado to be available as a midsize pickup truck with the following cab and bed configurations:
- Extended Cab, Short Box
- Extended Cab, Long Box
- Crew Cab, Short Box
- Crew Cab, Long Box
We expect the next Chevrolet Colorado to carry similar pricing as the current, second-gen model and have a starting price in the $20,000 range (for the U.S. market).
We expect the next-gen Chevy Colorado to ride on the new GM VSS-T platform (vehicle set strategy) shared with all future GM pickup trucks and SUVs.
We expect the powertrain of the next Chevy Colorado to include a mix of current and carry-over components:
Expected carry-over powertrain components:
Expected all-new powertrain components:
- New, yet to-be-discovered base engine
- GM 10-speed automatic transmission
It is currently unclear where the next Chevy Colorado will be assembled. The current second-generation model is assembled by GM USA at the GM Wentzville factory in Missouri for the North American markets, while the international-market model is assembled by GM Thailand at the GM Rayong factory.
The future Chevy Colorado will have various competitors in the mainstream midsize pickup truck vehicle segment, including:
- Toyota Tacoma
- Nissan Frontier
- GM’s own GMC Canyon
Before The All-New Model
Before the all-new future Chevy Colorado reaches the market, we expect the current second-generation Colorado to receive minor changes, updates, and improvements, along with a potential mid-cycle enhancement or facelift. See information about the current-generation Colorado by using the following links:
- 2015 Chevrolet Colorado (introduction of second-gen model for North America)
- 2016 Chevrolet Colorado
- 2017 Chevrolet Colorado
- 2018 Chevrolet Colorado
- 2019 Chevrolet Colorado (potential midcycle refresh)
- 2020 Chevrolet Colorado
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