Development Of Next-Gen Chevy S10 Heating Up34
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.
Subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevy S10 news, Chevy news, GM business news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.
- Sweepstakes Of The Month: Win a 2023 Corvette Z06 Convertible. Details here.
This is a step-down size from GMs medium size trucks. The S-10 looks comparable to Ford’s Maverick truck. Bring the smaller S-10 truck to the U.S. market A.S.A.P. to combat Ford’s Maverick!
Did you not read the article? It’s basically a version of our Colorado, and thus is a BOF midsize, not a unibody compact. Geeze.
Shorter wheelbase. If it’s short enough, it’s good competition for the Maverick.
One major problem with that.
Cab & bed stampings-identical
This is 95% a Chevy Colorado. What’s different???? The S10 offered roof rails, the seats and interior trim are locally sourced. The grill and stickers are different, and I think the headlights are simplified to be made locally in Brazil.
This isn’t a maverick competitor….. thank heavens IMHO. I test drive a maverick and ended up buying a traverse. The Mav is too small.
I could of done a better job of designing the new s10
They are actually building a smaller pickup to compete with the Maverick and it’s going to be built off the RAV4 platform and it’s going to be a unibody
Omg things just keep getting worse 😫 does anybody actually have a time machine?
Yes it’s going compete with maverick .
Stop teasing me GM …… don’t do it 🙁
Ever since the original USA version of the S10 arrived, I’ve said it should be a scaled down version of the fulllsize pick-ups. The international S10, is closer than any USA version ever was. The same should apply to the Canyon and the Colorados. Having something that is a bit akward looking, is not that pretty to look at, let alone own. Come on GM, give these smaller trucks a bit more saying. But, at the same time, redesign the full size so they are not so ugly. I’m sure I’m not alone in not enjoying GMs styling these days.
I’m with you, The looks of the full size truck are nice as long as they are in an LT or higher trim, but they really messed up when they designed the work truck and custom. I can’t stand the front facia on the work truck and custom, wish you could still get a nice looking regular cab!!
My first new vehicle was an 82 S-10 Sport. Regular cab, short bed, V-6. The Sport package was painted steel wheels, wider tires, bucket seats, special steering wheel, and two-tone paint. Mine was mustard yellow with satin black below the side trim. It was a sharp truck and turned some heads being the fist year for the S-10, loved that truck! Traded it for a new Fiero when they came out in 84.
Same here, but with black body and red lower, in 88 when they finally offered the 4.3 in them. Came with front and rear sways, and Monte SS ralley wheels with Eagle GT’s.
My son and i took a Black, 1984 S10 Blazer Tahoe packaged 2WD and put an LT1 small block in it. Also converted it to 4×4 with live axles front and rear, and NP 205 transfer case. Took it all over Northeast showing it. Won a ton of shows. Great time bonding with my son. Wouldn’t trade those days for anything.
What axles did you use?
I used a Dana 44 in the rear and a Dana 30 in the front. only for the axle width. But i used dana 44 knuckles and spindles. Also disc brakes all around. I also built a heavy duty front axle truss to strengthen it even more. My son is a tool maker. He made all the cross members and spring hangers etc. Also the crossover steering. One can buy almost everything aftermarket now. We started ours, two days after we picked up from the dealer brand new.
Sounds very cool.
Nice! Mine had the 2.8L V-6, it ran good but the rear main seal leaked a little bit and the transmission pan leaked too. I had to put lock washers on the pan bolts as they wouldn’t stay tight. It had painted styled steel wheels with SS beauty rings and center caps. I also put a gel coat fiberglass cap on it during the winter.
MSRP on mine was $9911, bought it right out of the showroom.
$9,911 in 1982 is equivalent to $30,607.22 today
I don’t think it will do very well unless the horsepower gets close to 300 like others already have. Tomg
Disagree a hybrid verison would sell like the maverick hybrid . Hybrid is most optimal way to go these days.
I had a number of S-10 vehicles. They were great! I never had any issues other than a defective engine block, replaced under warranty. They were the right size, gave decent mileage for a 4X4 and they were comfortable as a daily driver. They had on demand four-wheel drive as well as low range.
The trucks that are out there now are huge! We need a truck like the old S-10 that was user friendly and would fit in a space at WALMART!
IMHO gas prices will never come down, but GM keeps pushing “BIG” truck month. Sooner or later, other brands will eat GM alive. I’m old, I’ve seen this before!
EV’s will not solve the problem. GM is just being taken by the Federal Government. When this administration is voted out, GM will go bankrupt!
I bought a base S-10 in 1996 and it stayed in the family for the next 22 years. We loved that little truck, my daughter has a plaque made with its gas cap in memory. Both my kids learned to drive on it, my neighbors and friends borrowed it often for any number of chores, and it got respect in traffic. Who wants to mess with a $500 two decades old truck with huge dents all over that could put a lot of hurt on their Tesla. Only repairs were tires and brakes, a clutch and countless numbers of blinker modules.
Now this is the small truck people really want bring it to United States please Chevy…👍🇺🇲 Bring the S10 here not the Montana.
I currently use S10 2020 from Thailand. It very noise in Cabin compare to other truck and ring claim of turbo at hot side is easy to leak boost.
I’ll be the judge of quality once they come out in the states. I’m 45, owned three cars in my life, the last of which was a brand new 03 S10 bought in 2003. Its still my primary and only vehicle and has been since that day. My father worked for GM for 35 years. All that’s 100% true. Your move Chevy
I still drive a 03 s10 daily, love this truck. Live in florida so it’s still in great shape. Would love for GM to bring back a great smaller truck for people that don’t want a monster truck.
I wonder if GM makes a scaled down version of the full size to bring the price down such as a smaller body, less complicated engine etc, if Ford and RAM would follow and start scaling their trucks down. Then I realize that the Colorado is supposed to be that scaled down version for customers who need a simpler truck to get around. Now with the introduction of the s 10 hope that GM fills in that gap that the other makers are doing now.
I have 5 of the old ones so I will never need another vehicle.
Would love to see a come back of the 4.2 I6 bullet proof plenty of power and the Colorado should have plenty of room for it or the 3500 I5…..
A small S-10 truck today is 15 to 20 years to layer for me.
I really miss my 2002 ZR2 edition Sonoma.
Show me an extra cab full size bed compact truck from the lay 10+ years. You can’t!
They are all mid size and up, 5ft bed, crew cab.
I gotta say they REALLY dropped the ball on this one ☝🏽 the front end is UGLY AS HELL!! I got 2 S-10’s a 94 single cab long bed 4.3 with 9,7638 & a 97 X-cab short bed with 153,4636 and I will drive them till the wheels fall off!! Unless they step up there A and change the front end these will be the last 2 I’ll ever own again!!! Y’all messed it up BAD!!!
Interesting article I just read on this four banger. It is based on the cadillac. So GM says that if you are to stop light you can blow some cars away. And all the torque is available as soon as 3 seconds. Now where am I going in such a hurry. I want my torque when I’m driving at 50 to 70 miles an hour. That is more likely when I’m hauling a trailer and overtaking other cars in long stretch freeways. I would like my 30% torque now and my 70% torque later thank you. Problem with these GM engineers and testers is that they only travel by plane. I doubt do they ever trailer or drive across country in the vehicle. So if GM is going to make a truck for the masses again go back to the 50s and 60s when the six cylinder engines ruled. Anyone buying these trucks for towing is seriously loco. It’s been proven they get the same amount of MPG as the full size do. Thanks for reading fellas. By the way, I think I noticed the air conditioning compressor at the bottom of the engine on the driver’s side. Yeah that won’t get any moisture there right. And I only noticed one bill for the entire system.