Rumormill: Next Generation Colorado To Ride On FWD Platform?5
Not that we believe it, but Rick Kranz from Automotive News seems to suggest it.
When the next generation Chevrolet Colorado made its debut at the Bangkok International Motor Show earlier this week, the display model featured all-wheel-drive. That being the case, it has raised suspicions as to whether or not the setup was to mask the FWD configuration. Reference pointed to Jamie Hresko, the former global Powertrain chief who recently left General Motors who spoke with AN at the Detroit Auto Show (before his resignation) about what to expect from GM’s next generation mid-sized trucks, saying that leaner, lighter and small pickups need to be available to the consumer. Reasons being for fuel economy and frugal things of that nature.
But could a FWD truck really get the demanding jobs done that are demanded from consumers all over the world? Let’s not forget why people buy pickups in the first place.
Source: Automotive News
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I love my 07 Coly with the I5 motor. Not sure about the looks of this new one, but if it is Front WD I definately will not get another.
Fwd is better than NO PICKUP.
Hey GM do’nt even have to play in the compact segment, just do’nt whine when Hunday/Kia start selling 300,000 units a year of a similar product.
Wait my bad, Colorado i’snt a compact i’ts a narrow fullsize, my 05 vortech 5cyl crew cab gets worse fuel eccomomy than Silverado, I just could’nt be bothered to park a Silverado in town so I bought a O7 Canyon, when it was totaled I bought a 05 Colorado with high milage to replace it. I like the slightly smaller size and the whole UAW/Made in USA thing, of the 355 truck. Honestly I would have liked a vehical with more commuter like MPG, but I need a bed and want a GM vehical.
You should have got a used S-10. There’s your bed, your fuel economy, and the motor is bulletproof.
Your crazy, my 07 4WD auto with 5 cyl gets 18mpg around town and 24 hwy and that’s with ac on all the time, I live on Maui, and yea that hwy mileage isn’t as good as I would probably get on the mainland, in fact I was only on 1 job where I could test that. And the motor has plenty of power, I had a S-10 and loved it but this is a much better truck.
So true, GM should have never stopped building the S-10 some friends with 4.3 vorthech V6 regularly get 3 to 6 mpg bettter than my I5 with more torque and better grownd clearance, but I cannot complain about climbing and fording my Colorado has Z71 and forges through snow like the more expensive and harder to find H3. I do like the socioligical baggage of the Humvee better “I like Trans Am’s and own a Cadillac” but I could’nt beat the deal I got on my Colorado, an H3 in similar condition would have cost me twice as much.