Chevrolet Colorado pickup revealed at 2016 Delhi Auto Expo; could spawn a full-sized premium segment in the future
Chevrolet Colorado pick-up truck has been revealed at the Auto Expo 2016 today and it brought forth an imposing presence in the General Motors’ pavilion at the extravagant 13th biennial motoring show. Competing against the likes of GMC Canyon, Nissan Frontier, Ford F-150 and Toyota Tacoma in the American full-size truck market, it is based on the Chevrolet Trailblazer launched recently for the Indian market.
It is sold with variety of options such as extended cab and long box, crew cab and short box in addition to crew cab and long box. The three choices of engine line-up powering the heavy-duty truck are 2.5L I4 DI DOHC VVT engine, 3.6L DOHC V6 petrol engine and 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel I-4 engines. The daunting pickup has been displayed at the Expo in an attempt to learn about the possibility and buyer’s perception of such an unprecedented segment domestically.
The dual-port signature front grille with Chevrolet emblem, tall-riding stance, larger wheels and bumpers, huge wheelbase and wider bonnet visually make the Colorado a standout vehicle and it will appeal for a considerable band of customers. The standard 2.5-litre powertrain develops a maximum power output of 200 hp at 6300 rpm and 191 lb-ft of peak torque(258 Nm) at 4400 rpm. Optimised for fuel efficiency, the 3.6-litre unit is capable of generating 305 hp at 6800 rpm and 269 lb-ft of torque(364 Nm) at 4000 rpm whilst the 2.8-litre, dual-overhead cam, inline-four turbocharged diesel pumps out 181 hp at 3,400 rpm and a massive peak torque figure of 369 lb-ft(500 Nm) at 2,000 rpm.
The regular transmission system is a six-speed manual equipped in the 2WD Extended Cab models and the 2.5L I4 engine and the six-speed electronically controlled automatic gearbox will be offered as an option.Other features packed with the Colorado are four-wheel antilock disc brakes, Automatic locking rear differential, chrome recovery hooks, engine block heater, Hill Descent Control, integrated trailer brake controller, LPO, Dual-mode exhaust, Stability Control system, Tow/Haul Mode, Traction control, Trailer hitch tow ball cover, Trailering Equipment, transfer case and underbody shield among plenty more.
The basic trim has 16-inch Ultra Silver metallic cast aluminum wheels or optional 18-inch wheels, Cargo box light, chrome door handles, cornerstep rear bumper, LED Daytime Running Lamps, Chevrolet MyLink Radio with navigation and an eight-inch diagonal color touchscreen system as seen in the Trailblazer, six-speaker audio or optional seven-speaker Bose audio system, Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning are some of the features in the very long equipment list.