The Chevy S10 is GM’s midsize pickup model for international markets, with the latest third-generation model debuting in February of the 2012 calendar year. Now, however, GM Authority has learned that development of the next-generation Chevy S10 is currently in full swing.
According to sources familiar with the matter, the GM product team is in the midst of testing older Chevy S10 models against prototypes of the next-gen model to see how they compare. The Chevy S10, which is sold in South America, could be considered the international-market version of the Chevy Colorado, although the international-market model is on a different development schedule than models destined for the North American market. For now, the North American-market model and international-market model are related in terms of mechanical components, but differ in terms of design, interior, wheelbase, and powertrain.
The current-gen Chevy S10 was refreshed for the 2021 model year, officially launching in Brazil in July of the 2020 calendar year. That month, GM also celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Chevy S10 in Brazil, plus the production of the one millionth Brazilian-built S10. The recent 2021-model-year refresh included tweaks to the exterior with a revised front fascia incorporating new styling differentiation between the trim levels, as well as updates to the cabin with an updated infotainment system featuring wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, plus a new instrument panel and more safety features.
As for the powertrain spec, the refreshed third-gen Chevy S10 introduces updates to the 2.8L I4 XLD28 turbodiesel Duramax engine with a new turbine. Output is once again rated at 200 horsepower and upwards of 369 pound-feet of torque. The Chevy S10 also offers the 2.5L I4 gasoline engine, producing 206 horsepower. Either a six-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic are available for the cog swaps.
Following its debut in Brazil, the refreshed third-gen Chevy S10 arrived in Argentina in November of the 2020 calendar year. A handful of minor updates were applied for the subsequent 2022 model year.