The new 2016 model year Chevrolet Colorado coming next year. It probably would be a minor facelift rather than introducing a new generation. It will probably get slightly redesigned exterior and interior, new equipment and diesel engine shown on this year Colorado ZR2 concept. It will be available on sale in 2016, the pricing remains the same, starting at $26 700.
Release date: 2016
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2016 Chevrolet Colorado interior and exterior changes
The new model significantly increased in size. The length of the car is 224,9 in (5713 mm), the wheelbase increased to 140,4 inches (3568 mm). Ground clearance is almost 8,1 inches (206 mm). It looks aggressive, strength, agile. The Colorado pickup truck has a massive front bumper, an updated grille with wide horizontal stripes and huge rectangular projector type headlights.
Short front overhang as well as underbody protection give a more solidity image. Exaggerated wheel arches, chrome mirror finish, the moldings and the massive load platform capable of carrying up to 3040 lbs of cargo fit well to the overall image of brutal utility vehicle.
In the rear you can see large rectangular taillights. The rear bumper has a neat shape, and exhaust system cleverly concealed underneath.
Interior of the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado pickup is thoroughly planned. For example, the upholstery is made of dirt-resistant fabric, which is highly practical and reliable. The new instrument panel attracts attention, now equipped with a 3.4-inch touch screen. The new-designed center console is also noticeable. It is equipped with 8-inch screen with touch control, navigation system, as well as the gesture recognition function.
The steering wheel has become multifunctional, and the driver and front seat get comfortable side support. Depending on the trim level, the upholstery can be made of leather. Door panels have aluminum inserts. Most owners of Chevrolet Colorado confirm that the interior is spacious and comfortable. Depending on the length of the body the number of seats may be 2 seats or 5 seats, 60 inches or 70 inches.
Cabin is designed for five people but it is spacious and can accommodate six. The car has a high level of equipment. It includes options such as: six airbags, Electronic Trailer Sway Control, trailer movement assistant, collision prevention system, immobilizer, 360 degree view cameras, heated front seats.
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2016 Chevrolet Colorado engine lineup
Well, this is the main thing about new model. Just like previous year model, 2016 Chevy Colorado Diesel will use 2.8 liter Duramax inline 4 cylinder turbodiesel engine which develops around 200 hp and 368 lb-ft. This engine is characterized by excellent performance. It is more advanced than petrol engines so you can also expect way better fuel economy. By the way, petrol variants are 2.5 liter four-cylinder which produces 193 hp, 184 lb-ft and 3.6 V6 with 302 hp and 270 lb-ft, which is a bit similar to 2016 Dodge Ram powertrain. Transmission is 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual. V6 modification has 7000 lbs trailing capacity. All models available with rear wheel drive with optional all-wheel drive system.
2016 Chevrolet Colorado trim levels
In the US the car will be available in three trim levels: WT, LT, Z71. WT version will be equipped with: 16-inch wheels; six airbags; electric power steering; electrically adjustable driver’s seat; rearview camera; power windows; Rollover protection system. The equipment list for LT includes the following: 17-inch wheels, 8-inch touch screen, keyless entry system, cruise control. In the most feature-rich Z71 configuration will be available 18-inch wheels, fog lights, voice and gestures recognition system, leather upholstery, automatic climate control system; differential lock.
One of the main rivals for the new Chevy Colorado would be the upcoming Ford Raptor.
Chevrolet Colorado brand history
Chevrolet Colorado is mid size pickup truck, with 2-door or 4-door cab. It is also produced under GMC badge named GMC Canyon and Japan brand Isuzu (i-Series pickup). The first generation of the car appeared in 2004 based on GMT355 along with Hummer H3T. It was equipped by a wide variety of engines from I4 to V8. The second generation debuted in 2012 but available for sale only in 2014. Current generation Chevrolet Colorado became Motor Trend 2015 Truck of the Year.
Prices, specifications, options, features of 2016 Chevrolet Colorado could change without notice.