With fresh contenders such as the Ford Ranger, Jeep Gladiator, an upcoming redesign to the Nissan Frontier, and a potential new entry from Volkswagen, the midsize truck segment is very much revitalized in North America. Because of that, we were expecting the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado to receive a rather thorough mid-cycle refresh to stay ahead of the intensified competition. Instead, it will only get a few changes and updates. Here’s exactly what’s new for the 2020 model year.
Since this is a small update rather than a full-on refresh, the Colorado’s exterior styling and powertrains carry over unchanged from the 2019 model. However, some utility features were revised.
There’s now a remote locking tailgate available as an option on the Work Truck trim. It comes standard on LT, Z71 and ZR2 models. All models also get Tire Fill Alert, while LT models now come standard with the EZ-lift tailgate, which was previously an option on the LT trim.
What’s more, the 2WD Z71 Extended Cab and 2WD Z71 Crew Cab Long Box models will be removed from the lineup.
Inside, the leather-appointed Jet Black/Dark Ash interior color combination has been deleted from the lineup. In addition, the Chevrolet Infotainment Premium system with Navigation (IOT) is replaced with the Chevrolet Infotainment Plus system with Navigation (IOU).
Lastly, LT models now require the Luxury Package and Crew Cab body style in order to be appointed with the Jet Black leather interior.
Package-level changes to the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado include the reshuffling of various packages. Notably, the Safety Package is now available on Z71 models. The package, which includes Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning, was previously available only on the LT model.
Other changes to the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado’s packages include:
- Deletion of the Redline Luxury Special Edition Package
- Deletion of the RST Luxury Special Edition
- The Chrome Luxury Package changes to the Luxury Package and is exclusively offered on Crew Cab models
- Redline Special Edition and Colorado RST Special Edition models can now be combined with the Luxury Package
And that’s all there is that’s new and different for the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado.
For North American markets, the Chevrolet Colorado is built at the GM Wentzville factory in Missouri operated by GM USA. International versions of the truck, which are substantially different, are built at the GM Thailand plant in Rayong operated by GM Thailand.