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Chevy Colorado Coming to U.S. - DrivingScene

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Chevy Colorado Coming to U.S.

Posted on 10 October 2011 by Adam Kaslikowski

 General Motors has just confirmed that their new midsized pickup the Colorado will be sold in America. This comes as both Ford and Dodge have announced they will not be producing any midsized trucks in the coming years. Given this, the Colorado might be able to capture a majority of the market just do to lack of competition. Of course, the other manufacturers pulled their trucks out for a reason (most American truck buyers purchase full sized pickups) so only time will tell.

The Colorado will initially launch in Thailand (the world’s biggest market for midsized trucks) this month, followed by a staggered rollout throughout the rest of the globe. “The new Chevrolet Colorado is generating a lot of excitement as we begin its launch in Thailand,” said Chris Perry, vice president, global marketing and strategy for Chevrolet. “We think the design, capability and fuel efficiency of the new Colorado will make it attractive to U.S. customers.”

In Thailand, the model lineup will include 2WD and 4WD regular, extended-cab and crew cab variants. Gasoline and diesel engines will be available, including new 2.5L and 2.8L turbo diesel engines. What combinition of these features will reach western shores remains to be seen. Chevy’s development team will be tweaking the Colorado for American tastes and driving habits.

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