GM Teases 2021 Chevrolet S10 Refresh In New Image57
General Motors has just shared a teaser image of the upcoming 2021 Chevrolet S10 refresh for South America. The development confirms that the debut of Chevy’s international-market midsize pickup is imminent, as GM Authority exclusively reported in June.
The teaser image of the 2021 Chevrolet S10 shows a preview of the pickup’s revised front end, which will be one of the focal points of the refresh. From the photo, we can see an all-new grille, which includes elements inspired by the North American-market 2021 Chevrolet Colorado, which also saw a slight update.
Specifically, we can see the prominent horizontal grille bar connecting the headlights, followed by the CHEVROLET script, both of which have a dark finish. Additionally, the 2021 Chevrolet S10 pictured in the teaser image wears a small Bow Tie logo finished in gold and positioned on the bottom end of the front grille, offset towards the driver’s side of the truck. Chevrolet used this configuration for the first time on the 2019 Silverado 1500 (Work Truck and Custom models). The aesthetic then made its way to the 2020 Silverado HD (Work Truck, Custom, LT and LTZ models) as well as the 2021 Colorado ZR2.
Although it’s not entirely clear whether this will be the only front fascia of the 2021 Chevrolet S10, we believe that it will be a design specific to a trim level, potentially even a new one. Much like Chevrolet pickup trucks sold in North America, we expect the 2021 S10 to offer several different fascias that give each model its own unique personality.
The refresh is also expected to include other minor changes to the exterior design, along with an updated interior, and modifications to the equipment and trim levels. Soon after, these changes will also make their way to the 2021 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SUV (not to be confused with the 2021 Trailblazer crossover).
In fact, we spied the 2021 S10 refresh undergoing testing (pictured below) in Metro Detroit in December 2019. The prototype was a right-hand-drive unit, meaning that it was either a Holden Colorado (Australia / New Zealand) or Chevrolet Colorado (Thailand and other Southeast Asian markets). Incidentally, GM has withdrawn from both markets. Even so, the camouflaged front end seems to align with the teaser image.
The refreshed 2021 Chevrolet S10 will arrive at dealerships during the third quarter of 2020. It will first go on sale in Brazil, followed shortly thereafter by Argentina. Other select South American markets, where the S10 is sometimes sold under the Colorado moniker, will follow suit.
For South America, the Chevrolet S10 is produced at the GM Sao Jose Dos Campos plant in Brazil. It rides on a variant of the GMT 31XX platform shared with the TrailBlazer SUV. Another version of the same architecture underpins the North American-market Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.
One final note: the release of the 2021 Chevrolet S10 teaser comes on the heels of GM commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Chevrolet S10 in Brazil. The milestone coincides with the production of one millionth S10 unit.
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Bring the Chevy S-10 back to the U.S. to compete against the Ford Ranger and the other imported trucks. And make one version electric like they did in 1999.
This and the US spec Colorado are almost the same thing, so that would be a waste of time.
The US Colorado is a bloated mess, it is really just a re-badged Chevy 1500 with a 6 inch lift kit. OH, by the way I own a 2019 and it 1400 lbs heavier that my 97 s10 and almost gets the same mileage. Build the old s10 sized truck with the new 2.5 l engine and 6 speed tranny and it would get 35-35 mpg. Nobody needs a Mastodon sized truck for 90% of the stuff we do.
Bring back the S-10 please!! The Colorado is still bigger than the S-10. I have owned 3 S-10’s, the last died an honorable death, it nearly 200,00 miles on it. Easy for me to get in and out of since I am only 5’1. Need to remember the little people !!
GM already has 2 vehicles that directly compete with the ranger so not sure why the need a third.
Keep in mind that Ford is bringing out an even smaller truck than the Ranger.
There are also rumors of a Bronco Pickup, but that would be more in line with a Gladiator.
So no, a full size truck, and an almost full size truck probably won’t cut it.
Isn’t the S-10 sold outside the US just a Colorado?
But I agree on an electric version. A small pickup seems like it’d be the perfect EV – not so heavy to limit range, and ample room for a battery by taking a bit from the bed.
I’ll be in the market for a new vehicle in the next 1-2 years, would love an EV pickup, but EV is the priority for me.
Please bring back the S 10 pickup Please. I have a 2001 I love my truck but it’s time for a new one.
Shit had me thinking it was for the US. If you guys are posting new vehicles, at least clarify if it is for the US or not. I got partially hype for no reason
You must not come to this site much. At least a couple times a month there is a new vehicle announced that looks really interesting, but we can’t have because we apparently just want boring indistinguishable CUVs.
I actually check the site every day lol
Yes but do you read?
“ General Motors has just shared a teaser image of the upcoming 2021 Chevrolet S10 refresh for South America.”
“ The refreshed 2021 Chevrolet S10 will arrive at dealerships during the third quarter of 2020. It will first go on sale in Brazil, followed shortly thereafter by Argentina. Other select South American markets, where the S10 is sometimes sold under the Colorado moniker, will follow suit.”
Market availability is stated very clearly… unless you don’t read.
hence why I said partially. the first thing you see when you come to the website is the title, and in this title, it doesn’t mention which market its for, but when I read the page I realized its for the south American market hence why I got partially hype
I wish small pickups were still available here, and I don’t mean “midsize” either, which are almost as large as full size trucks. I’d love to see new small trucks, in a size similar to the old Ranger or S10.
I drive a Sonoma ZQ8 myself.
I drive an S10 ZQ8. Will continue to drive it until the wheels fall off. Lowered from the factory, but can still be used for truck duties. Today’s trucks sit too far off the ground (even 2WD variants).
I’ve got a 2001 Sonoma ZQ8 V6, love it, even ran autocrosses a few times. Glad to see others here lol.
Had a lot of the S10’s since my first S10 blazer in 82 and many trucks. Good sellers too.
Chevy design engineers need to be fired the front end looks of the Silverado is just plain ugly. This is the reason I went to the GMC truck!
Will these trucks be made in Brazil.
PIpe Dream, what if GM could locate
a factory somewhere in Central America
and sourced parts from other C.A. countries,
so would have a sentiment of made with pride in C.A. and could be a light economical vehicle to make it very popular ????????
the s-10/t-10 and s-15,t-15 have been ugly af since the beginning of the 2nd generation
I love my new 2020 Chevy Siliverado LTZ Crewcab 4WD…The ride is so incredible, and I will always buy Chevy Trucks. My father, sister and the majority of my relatives have worked for GM for decades…Great job goes out to GM on the new Siliverado all away around….
Chevy continuing the modern legacy of terrible design. I was even hoping we would get a proper S10 Blazer but no… The ugly as sin Trailer lazer. Im buying a Toyota when I decide to buy new. Lol I’ll never get rid of my 05 5speed blazer 4×4 though.
Complains about ugly cars and then buys a Toyota…
@Nate Yes, the styling cues of the Silverado and Tundra are strikingly similar, most notably in the rear, with the Toyota looking ever so slightly better. Personally, I’d get a Nissan Frontier 4.0 if I was going to get a new truck. I quite like l their styling, and I’m sad to see it go with the next gen truck.
I think someone needs to send them a photo of a real s10… Not plastic on wheels, I own two s10s and two Silverados. As well as my family members. From 94 to 05. I’ll never own any newer. From 19 and up GM should have partnered with toyota they look the same!! Disappointed sorry
Chevrolet can introduce a S-10 model for the Colorado and be done with it.
This won’t generate enough sales to pass the Ranger.
Are the 2021 S-10’s are going to be in Extended Cabs to. I had a 1973 S-10 in my life time with a manual transmission, and it was great. I hope they put manual transmissions in some of the 2021’s. That would be Great. And Satellite radio, and cruse control. With a six foot bed. And the Colorado and the GMC Canyon with a manual transmission to, along with the same features.
I think the guy who has the first comment needs to tell the truth. He said he had a 1973 s-10. The s-10 did not hit the market until 1982. So someone is full of used food.
Most all US vehichles after the 70s have been getting worse and worse. No real style and way too much plastic. Why cant they just make a basic car and pickup and let the buyer decide what accessories they want to add. Old school will always be better.
Yes sir , them new so called experts in old parts when first came out were good. But these new so called experts in both designs of new bodies on every model that gm produces needs to wake up quit looking what the other company’s or doing ,seems like every one is just copying one another stand up design something origina,l looks good i wouldn’t hire none of y’all u could not design yourselfs out out of well this fine ugly mess. Y’all and the ones that hired ya need to be fired oh yeah if it isn’t broke leave it alone duffusses. Bless x’alls heart !!!
Had an new 89 S10. 5 speed 4 cylinder, red with black interior. Great performer. Used it in my business. There again, it was small or full size, that’s all. Also owned 2016 Colorado Z71 2wd V6 with a thousand choices for equipment. Liked them both. Have to admit less confusing in 89. Also, little or big, your choice in 89. Chevrolet needs to work on current product improvement, not adding retro models back in the mix.
@Jim Not all foreign car manufacturers are all that “foreign.” Car and Driver’s “10 Most American Cars and Trucks You Can Buy Today”, Honda’s Ridgeline, Passport, and Odyssey took the 3rd, 4th, and 5th positions respectively. These three all had a domestic parts content of 70%. Meanwhile, over half of new Buick models have less than 40% US parts content. These days, badges have very little to do with just how American a car truly is. Rant over :).
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You morons buy cars and trucks from a
Foreign country, and pay more than a
American version, yes they are assembled in USA! But all the money
Goes to the country of origin! $ does not stay in USA TO HELP OUR ECONOMY!!!
This is exactly what I preach all the time, thank you!
BRING BACK SMALL TRUCKS! Why is every truck as obese as the average American? I just want a small truck, the way they used to make them back in the 70s-90s. Why are all trucks huge? 60% of truck owners in America use their trucks as a regular around the town from point A to point B commuter vehicle. Most people don’t need these huge boats with wheels on the road. Bring back small trucks, AND/OR bring back sedans with a truck bed. El caminos/ ford ranchero like cars need to be brought back to America. I wouldn’t even want a small truck if America offered a Ute variant.
Trucks are all big now because it makes them more profit per vehicle
Cars with truck beds never sold in enough quantity to make a good business case.
Thats right ,if u want to buy something good , don’t buy anything new cause its a peace of crap . You will have to fabricate some kind of part to make work. You want quality buy 50years old thats when they made something it was top of the line. You suppose to make better . Now all we get is crap .
Bring back stock vehichles without all the computer crap on them. Its better to have less gas mileage and not a humungous repair bill. Mechanics have to invest thousands and thousands of dollars to work on this new crap and they have to update all the time. Simple is better and go back to making real metal stuff and leave the plastic for toys
Yeah, the 70s are over and we’re not going back to that.
Join the many people going back to the older stuff and fixing them up, people are even buying older homes because they were built to last. Your vehichle doesnt need a tv and if you need your vehichle to tell you when a door is ajar or a tire is low etc then maybe you need to stop driving and call a cab
So we should buy old cars and work on them all the time so that we have reliable cars that won’t have to be worked on all the time?
That’s what it sounds like you’re saying.
Just don’t buy . Yes i said buy old but i failed to tell you when u buy parts search out the best quality or yes u will be working on it all the time . Cheap means crap . Most expensive doesn’t mean best. I resently found that out with moog parts .