When you think of the current Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, chances are you’re not madly in love with the midsized trucks. In fact chances are you can’t wait for the trucks to end their elongated, virtually unchanged lifespan when the trucks cease production in 2012. You might also be happy to know that GM is currently hard at work on their next take at midsized trucks with the next-generation Colorado and Canyon.
These new trucks will be riding on an all new body-on-frame platform, called GMI-700 and will first be manufactured in Thailand. In addition to being assembled there, word has it that GM will also be showing off at least one variant of its all-new truck at the 2011 Thailand International Motor Show in Bangkok later this year under the Chevy badge.
Unfortunately, the U.S. market won’t be seeing much of the next generation trucks for another two-and-a-half years, where it could be assembled in Wentzville, Mo. We’re also told when the truck makes its way over to domestic shores, it will be “different” than the global variants. Whatever that means.