The new Chevy Colorado goes on sale in Thailand later this year, so the concept is right-hand drive. But the development program is for a global vehicle, so we're likely to see many elements from the Thailand truck show up on the U.S. version of the Colorado and its GMC counterpart, the Canyon.
The show Colorado is a two-door with an extended cab and all-wheel drive. Under the hood is a 2.8-liter turbodiesel, which might not make it to the U.S. version. The show truck rolls on 20-inch wheels.
And here's the Avalanche shoutout — a body-color hoop frames the back of the cabin and flows into the truck bed. The bed is covered by a body-color hard tonneau. A full-width LED taillight unit runs across the back.
The interior gets a Chevy-heritage dual-cockpit design. The instrument panel includes a seven-inch LCD screen forcontrolling audio, navigation and hands-free phone functions.
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why the heck can't the US automakers give us more choices with diesel engines.
Just d a m n
the reason the united states will not allow the new diesel truck to hit the markets is because the big oil companies runs this country period!
I agree with the comments of Armcat & Fishead. 1stly the rest of the world gets the best Trucks out there. Read any off road or 4x4 magazine. The world drives 80-90% diesel. And a lot of those trucks are the Toyota Hilux Diesel. To see just how good these trucks are why not watch the road test to destruction of one of these Toyota Hilux trucks on the UK Top Gear show.
Diesel, is the way to go. In the UK, and across Europe (and the rest of the world)we have been driving and using diesel engines now for decades. We are getting more MPG on these truck engines, more than the latest USA Hybrids, and have been doing so for decades. 40-50mpg is not uncommon. What's more they are extremely quick and so clean they get environmental tax breaks! Not like the USA market supplied truck diesel engines at all!
You may not believe this also, but both Ford and GM make these high efficiency Diesel engines too. So why cant we get them here?
As for the new looks of this truck, if it gets a new diesel engine, I'll live with what ever looks it has, if I can get my 40mpg! The problem with the USA market is that up to this point, a lot of truck drivers have been buying trucks based on looks and the makers have been happy to oblige making truck to sell based on looks! Most trucks bought get "lifted" and shined up each weekend and never taken off road.
Across the world, normal midsize cars are pulling boats and camper trailers because they have powerful torquey diesel engines in them that do good gas mileage. SO, give us a good mid-sized trucks over here with High efficiency clean fuel efficient diesel engines in them that give the rest of the word please Mr. Ford and Mr. GM so that we can buy American again!