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Old 05-07-2013, 02:54 PM   #1
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Default Next-gen Chevy Colorado looks like big brother Silverado

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After taking the 2013 model year off, it looks like Chevrolet is putting the final touches on the next-generation Colorado, which is already on sale in South America, Asia and Australia. While we don't know when truck buyers in the US will be able to get their hands on the next-generation Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon, we do know that the trucks will be built at GM's Wentzville, MO plant. This plant currently building the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana, but GM is giving it an expansion, retooling and equipment upgrades totaling $380 million.

Based on these spy shots we can see that there are some pretty substantial styling changes in store for the body-on-frame Colorado, although we're not sure if this is a US-specific look or a global design refresh. While the current second-generation Colorado wears the face more fitting for a Malibu, the truck shown here has a blockier look with a more prominent grille that seems to be more in line with the redesigned 2014 Silverado. There is also a massive lower air dam to improve aerodynamics. More than anything, we're looking forward to finding out what will be under the hood of the new Colorado that could possibly include GM's 3.6-liter V6, the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder or even a small diesel; we also aren't counting out the possibility of the new 4.3-liter V6 recently introduced for the GM's 2014 fullsize trucks.
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:28 PM   #2
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So no more V8 for the Colorado? A little disappointing.
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:29 AM   #3
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Dodge Dakota, is that you?
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:06 AM   #4
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It's just so...compact.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:07 AM   #5
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Well, it looks like a Chevy.

A short bed would improve the looks a bit.
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:07 PM   #6
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A small diesel would be awesome. Guessing it'll never happen.
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:38 PM   #7
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Could be their new pickup, maybe?
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:02 PM   #8
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This better be smaller than the monstrous Tacoma.

If so, consider me sold.
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:47 AM   #9
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I'd like to see this get at least 25mpg to make this a hot seller. People do like small pickups, but when they don't really get any better mpg without being a total sluggish dog, then you might as well buy a full size pickup for a few grand more.
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:19 AM   #10
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Source: http://wallstcheatsheet.com/stocks/c...tml/?a=viewall

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Can Diesel Engines Revitalize the Small Pickup?

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General Motors (NYSE:GM) is joining Chrysler and Nissan (NSANY.PK) in putting a diesel engine in its midsize pickup trucks as fuel efficiency becomes an new competitive edge for the vehicles, which formerly focused more on horsepower and towing ability.

GM is adding 2.5- or 2.8-liter four-cylinder Duramax turbodiesel engines to its new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon models, according to sources who spoke to Automotive News. The diesel engine won’t be available in the U.S. until approximately a year after the launch of the redesigned Colorado and Canyon are introduced, in fall 2014.
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Nissan last week said it will try to shed its laggard status in the full-sized pickup market by dropping a V-8 Cummins diesel engine into its light-duty Titan for the 2015 model year. The move follows Chrysler Group, which will brandish its first light-duty diesel in decades when its Ram 1500 rolls out by year end with a V-6 from Italy's VM Motori under the hood.

Next up: General Motors, which is readying plans to offer a diesel in the next-generation Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-sized pickups, three people familiar with GM's plans told Automotive News. The redesigned pickups are slated to get a version of GM's 2.5-liter or 2.8-liter, four-cylinder Duramax turbodiesels, which power the Colorado in overseas markets. The diesel option will be added to the U.S. lineup about a year after the fall 2014 launch of the redesigned trucks, the sources say.
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:32 AM   #11
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Perfect. Right when I move back to civilization and have roads again.
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:22 PM   #12
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If on the base world platform/chassis I don't see it being very far off from the new Holden Colorado which already uses the 2.5 and 2.8 diesels. IIRC the 2.5 with 2wd gets 36mpg.

The only downside I see so far is that there's no 6m. Just a 5m.












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Old 08-28-2013, 12:52 PM   #13
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I hate Chevies corporate face!!!
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:11 PM   #14
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i agree, same with Buick.. It takes from the rest of the design. Who cares if her body is great if the Face needs a bag. Why they dont address it.. Subaru took a dozen stabs at it
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:47 PM   #15
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..and almost got it right lol.
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:45 PM   #16
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Wonder if this one will fare any better in crash tests.
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:27 PM   #17
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Honestly this is the best move GM can make. I don't know if I can wait two years though.
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