2015 Chevrolet Colorado ( USA )

While large pickup market continues to grow rapidly in North America, the market of small pickups from day to day are smaller and smaller , and their annual sales amounting to only 280,000 vehicles . When it is known that in this market each year is sold over 14 million units , it becomes clear why the stated number of quite small  . At the end of 2012 the market retreated longtime leader of the Ford Ranger, and the same way they continued and Mazda B-Series, Dodge Dakota and Honda Ridgeline, with the explanation that the market is very small to justify the investment. This means that the rest of the class only significantly outdated Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Fronter , a class of 2015 will be extended by two ” twin ” – Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.

 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

2015 Chevrolet Colorado release

While the audience is still waiting on the Canyon , the new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado was officially unveiled at the Auto Show in Los Angeles , and it is a similar product of the global Colorado that already  sales in Asia , Australia and South Africa .

2015 Chevrolet Colorado redesign

While many expected a smaller version of a larger and more popular Chevrolet Silverado , which provides checkered design , 2015 Chevrolet Colorado offers some aerodynamic lines and increasingly resembles a car. This design of 2015 Chevrolet Colorado USA is also significantly different from the global model and follows the lines of the rest of the Chevrolet line in the U.S. market . General Motors top-selling division says that the roof is the only characteristic shared by two of Colorado , and the production will take place in the state of Missouri with two outside (Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana). The dimensions 2015 Colorado is about 90 % Silverado but is as much as 400 kg lighter thanks to the use of lighter materials.

 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

2015 Chevrolet Colorado engine

In terms of mechanics 2015 Chevrolet Colorado customer will be able to choose between two petrol engines – 2.5L I4 with 193 hp and 249 Nm of torque and the 3.6L V6 with 302 hp and 366 Nm of torque. Both engines of  2015 Chevrolet Colorado are available only with a six-speed automatic transmission, which transmits power to the rear wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive . In early 2016 the line will be extended with 2.8L I4 diesel, which in Colorado in the Asian market develops 180 hp and 469 Nm of torque ( U.S. number should be quite similar ), and a manual transmission.

2015 Chevrolet Colorado trim levels

Unlike its predecessor ,  2015 Chevrolet Colorado will be available in two-door version of the bid shall be based on the two versions of the four-door ( ExtendedCab with a shorter neck and CrewCab with a longer door ) , and there will be two different sized trailers.

 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

2015 Chevrolet Colorado price

Chevrolet says that it is quite early to mention price , but it should be from 20,000 dollars (about 14,800 euros) from the base model to $ 35,000 (about 25,800 euros) for the model with full equipment . When it is known that the market only competition outdated Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Fronter , 2015 Chevrolet Colorado has a pretty good chance of success. The only question is whether 2015 Colorado to steal sales from the larger Silverado.

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