Following previous teasers, Chevrolet has introduced the 2015 Colorado at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
With the new Colorado Chevrolet aims to "redefine the midsize truck" once it goes on sale next fall as a 2015MY. It promises to offer class-leading payload capacity and a trailering capacity of more than 6,700 lbs (3,039 kg). It will be available in WT, LT and Z71 trim levels and all will be offered with 2WD or 4WD. The Z71 is distinguished by its bespoke 17-inch alloys, projector headlamps and a gunmetal front grille surround.
It will be powered by a 4-cylinder 2.5-liter gasoline engine producing 193 bhp (144 kW) and a peak torque of 184 lb-ft (249 Nm) available from 2,000 rpm to 6,200 rpm. Customers will be able to configure the 2015 Colorado with a more powerful V6 3.6-liter engine rated at 302 bhp (225 kW) and 270 lb-ft (366 Nm). These two engines will send their power to the road via a six-speed automatic transmission with a tow/haul mode and auto grade braking. Starting with the 2016 model year, the Colorado will also be offered with a 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel engine.
Stopping power is provided by four-wheel disc brakes with four-piston front calipers and Duralife brake rotors which are also available on the 2014 Silverado. Chevrolet says these brake rotors can provide up to double the service life and are cheaper to maintain. The 2015 Colorado is also offered with a G80 automatic locking differential that provides traction advantage whenever necessary.
The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado will be available with a six-foot bed, a crew cab with a five-foot bed and as a crew cab with a six-foot bed. On the inside it will get rear under-seat storage and a standard center console, along with an upper-instrument panel storage bin and a large glove box.
Pricing details will be disclosed closer to the vehicle's launch.
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