There were 3 customized variants of Colorado, which is made in Rayong, Thailand, displaying near the dining area:
A hall where the launching ceremony begins.
Henry Golding and Stephanie Chai were the emcees of the evening:
The Colorados came out from the back of the screen!
The cabin is very car-like, pickup trucks get better cabin design these days. Didn’t have the chance to check out the materials quality, but I believe they are durable since it’s a pickup truck! The picture below shows the range topper 2.8LT AT Colorado, which have one huge dial in the centre that act as electronic climate control. Cruise control, projector headlamps, chrome finishing on gear knob and fog lamps, and steering wheel’s button are standard for the 2.8LT AT as well.
LED taillights, only available for 2.8LT AT, and rare for pickup trucks!
The Colorado is powered by two choices of Duramax diesel engine. A 2.5 litre engine produces 150hp and 350Nm of torque while the 2.8 litre with VGT offers 180bhp and 470Nm of torque. These power figures will make your life easier when hauling stuff. The engines are mated to a six speeder with Shiftronic.
There are some standard safety equipment across the range include dual airbags, ABS, EBD and Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA). The 2.8LT AT variant will get extras like ESP, TCS, Hydraulic Brake Fade Assist (HBFA) and Cornering Brake Control (CBC). No wonder the Colorado is advertised to have unsurpassed braking! However, I hope Chevrolet will offer all these safety features available in the 2.8LT AT variant in 2.8LT MT variant in the future.
The price for Colorado 2.5LT MT is RM90,267, 2.8LT MT is RM96,008 and 2.8LTZ AT is RM106,008, all without insurance. To make a comparison, the newly launched 2.5 litre Mitsubishi Triton VGT with almost similar output of the 2.5LT Colorado is priced at RM106k, but the latter comes with more features. Looks like the Chevrolet Colorado is on the right track!
Written by Simon Har