Although Chevrolet‘s midsize pickup for the international market was expected to follow in the footsteps of the all-new Chevy Colorado with a thorough redesign, this won’t be the case for the next-generation Chevy S10.
Prototypes of the next-generation Chevy S10 have been captured several times so far this year in Brazil, and unlike the new North American Chevy Colorado, the pickup won’t benefit from an all-new body or design. Instead, GM Authority has learned that the S10 will receive a host of changes and updates rather than being redesigned.
The automaker has decided to keep the same platform variant and body structure of the current model for the next-generation Chevy S10, but with substantial changes inspired by the new Chevy Colorado. This includes a new front fascia design, an all-new interior as well as some of the Colorado’s technological and mechanical improvements.
As such, the exterior design of the next-generation Chevy S10 will be something of a cross between the current model and the new Colorado. The new S10 will use the same cabin frame and doors as the third-generation truck, while the front end will be strikingly similar to that of the American-market pickup, but with some differences. In addition, the rear fender panels will have new stampings to match the brand’s latest design language, and new alloy wheel designs will be included as well.
Meanwhile, the next-generation Chevy S10’s cabin is expected to adopt a similar dashboard design and the latest technological features debuted by the new Colorado, including the infotainment system touchscreen and trim panel that line up with the digital driver instrument cluster. There will be some center console differences, since the S10 will continue to be equipped with a mechanical parking brake and offer a six-speed manual transmission.
The next-generation Chevy S10 will debut and be officially launched in the Brazilian market early next year. An updated variant of the 2.8L I4 XLD28 turbo-diesel Duramax engine with revised output numbers will be matched to the new-generation eight-speed automatic transmission introduced in the 2023 Colorado. Unlike the latter, the upcoming S10 will retain Chassis Cab, Regular Cab, and Crew Cab variants.