Monday, February 16, 2015


Chevy Colorado
Introducing the Chevrolet Colorado 2015 model.A new Chevrolet Colorado and its Professional Grade twin are derived from GM's new midsize Global Truck platform, first introduced in Thailand and other countries where these machines are considered large. Designed to offer SUV-like handling and amenities alongside practicality and a dash of economy, the Chevrolet Colorado is meant to appeal to buyers who do not necessarily want the biggest truck for their buck and for whom a V8 underhood is not a must.

The Chevrolet Colorado does not offer a V8; power comes from a 2.5-liter four-cylinder good for 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque, or a 3.6-liter V6 good for 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are aimed at economy, with the smaller unit laying claim to an EPA-estimated 27 mpg highway, with the V6 not too far behind with a very respectable 26 mpg highway rating (2WD models). Available in extended-cab and crew-cab guises, the Colorado can be had in 2WD and 4WD form, with a choice of automatic or six-speed manual transmissions depending on trim level and engine. The extended cab model is offered with a 6'2" bed, while the crew cab version can be had with a 5'2" bed or a 6'2" bed.

The Colorado is offered in three models: Work Truck , LT and Z71. The Z71 is the adventurous one of the trio and it comes with 17-inch aluminum wheels wearing all-terrain tires , in addition to projector headlights and a few stylistic adjustments, including a gunmetal grille surround.

Even though the Colorado is positioned below the Silverado Chevy's entry-level truck until very recently that doesn't mean it skimps on interior comfort and connectivity. Available leather seats, a 3.5-inch screen in the instrument cluster,OnStar 4G LTE , a standard rearview camera, an available Bose premium seven-speaker sound system, along built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, and no less than four standard USB ports come standard on the Z71 model. 

As standard equipment, the Z71 also includes a rear window defogger, a remote starter, and sliding rear window. In addition to all this, the Colorado also boasts the segment's highest trailer rating of 7,000 pounds with the available heavy-duty towing package and a V6 engine.

With a starting price of $31,300 for the Z71, there is plenty of overlap with the Chevrolet Silverado; that must have been the scariest part of the decision for GM to bring a version of this truck to the States. Their willingness to offer less truck for not much less money (especially in top spec out-the-door price) speaks volumes about their confidence in the Colorado.

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