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Old 02-15-2011, 09:19 AM   #1
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Default Report: Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon to return in 2014

While going through its bankruptcy restructuring, General Motors ended up killing a lot of models that it soon brought back to life. Two of those models happened to be the Chevrolet Colorado and the GMC Canyon pickups. Both models are scheduled to end production at GMs Shreveport, La., by June 2012, however, thats not the last time well see them.
Sources told PickupTrucks.com that the work is underway on the next-generation 2014 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon for the United States and Canada. The new models will be based on GMs all-new GMI 700 body-on-frame global small truck platform.
The first time well see the GMI 700-based Chevy Colorado will be at the 2011 Thailand International Motor Expo in Bangkok.
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Old 02-15-2011, 01:34 PM   #2
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hopefully this time they woont have Izuzu design it.
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Old 02-15-2011, 01:44 PM   #3
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What engines will be available?
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Old 02-15-2011, 02:13 PM   #4
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Here's hoping they are actually small trucks.
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Old 02-15-2011, 02:46 PM   #5
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^^^that have something less than lethal crash ratings. IIRC the side impacts were deplorable.

Learned to drive in a new 85 S15 GMC, drove it with hate. Rode in a Canyon a couple years ago, I saw no improvement to speak of.
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Old 02-15-2011, 04:02 PM   #6
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i didn't hate them when i had them as rentals, i just didn't like them either. the engines felt funny, and so did the ride.

I'd like to see them come back. I wouldn't mind a little smaller. they sorta drifted too close to the dodge dakota no-man's land. too big to suit small truck needs, not big enough to replace the F-150, Silverado or Ram's big bed, which you can get cheap if you buy one of the stripped down v6 specials.
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Old 02-15-2011, 04:03 PM   #7
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Learned to drive in a new 85 S15 GMC, drove it with hate. Rode in a Canyon a couple years ago, I saw no improvement to speak of.
All these smaller trucks are meant to be basic(unless you get them fully loaded). Drive the canyon/colorado, frontier, dakota and tacoma. They will all feel the same.

anyone who wants a real, good feeling truck will go fullsize.
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Old 02-15-2011, 04:17 PM   #8
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All these smaller trucks are meant to be basic(unless you get them fully loaded). Drive the canyon/colorado, frontier, dakota and tacoma. They will all feel the same.

anyone who wants a real, good feeling truck will go fullsize.
I disagree on the Frontier and Tacoma. Those are great all around trucks.
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:15 PM   #9
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I have driven them all and they feel the same to me. Basic, get you by, truck.
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:42 PM   #10
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Ranger with 2.0L Ecoboost would dominate the small truck market. A 3.5L Ecoboost would make a nice SVT Ranger though.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:19 PM   #11
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Man, I test drove a Ranger, hoping to love it.

IMHO, it is a complete POS, the only thing that it has going for it is that it's cheap--for a reason.
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:17 PM   #12
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Looks like Thailand is getting it first. But a 2.8 Diesel is good news.http://www.motorward.com/2011/03/che...cept-revealed/

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Old 03-21-2011, 02:38 PM   #13
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that looks nice. why thailand, anybody? is the design from over there somewhere? do they need the model to bolster a lineup over there? I don't know much about that...

edit: nevermind. the article said that's the world's biggest market for pickups. i'm somewhat less stupid now.
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That's pretty good looking.
I don't like that the bed rails aren't straight though.
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:01 PM   #15
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YESSSS, oh man I love those. Awesome!
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:12 PM   #16
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that looks nice. why thailand, anybody? is the design from over there somewhere? do they need the model to bolster a lineup over there? I don't know much about that...
Compact pickups are the key product in developing nations in S. America and SE Asia.
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:29 PM   #17
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All these smaller trucks are meant to be basic(unless you get them fully loaded). Drive the canyon/colorado, frontier, dakota and tacoma. They will all feel the same.

anyone who wants a real, good feeling truck will go fullsize.
The Tacoma w/ the 4.0L and 6MT is fun to drive. The full size trucks suck to drive, IMO. They are all way too f'ing big.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:54 PM   #18
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The Tacoma w/ the 4.0L and 6MT is fun to drive. The full size trucks suck to drive, IMO. They are all way too f'ing big.
A 4x4 Tacoma with rear doors, and a bed length that can actually haul something, is only 7" shorter in length than the Tundra.

And has an identical turning circle... .
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A 4x4 Tacoma with rear doors, and a bed length that can actually haul something, is only 7" shorter in length than the Tundra.

And has an identical turning circle... .
Width and height, my friend. You don't notice length so much heading down the road. I feel like I need 2 lanes to drive the recent full size trucks due to how wide the feel.

You also picked the Tacoma configuration that I wouldn't buy because, you guessed it, it is too damn long.
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:06 AM   #20
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If they bring it with a diesel, that could very well be my next vehicle purchase. If I can get something that gets decent mileage on my 40 mile commute, can haul my motorcycle in the bed, tow a utility trailer, handle some light wheeling loaded with camping gear, and not be the turd that the last Colorado was, I'd be sold.
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Width and height, my friend. You don't notice length so much heading down the road. I feel like I need 2 lanes to drive the recent full size trucks due to how wide the feel.

You also picked the Tacoma configuration that I wouldn't buy because, you guessed it, it is too damn long.
I picked the configuration I find useful--and the Tundra is only ~5" wider and taller.

But I know where you are coming from; my point is that many of the "small" trucks really aren't much smaller than a fullsize.

No doubt the new Colorado/Canyon will be creeping up on the Silverado/Sierra.
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Dammit. Make it the Aussie Ute.

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Man, I test drove a Ranger, hoping to love it.

IMHO, it is a complete POS, the only thing that it has going for it is that it's cheap--for a reason.
if you drove the ranger in 1984 you wouldn't have to test drive it again.

it's even got the same engine (2.3).

I'm surprised that they get away with asking that much for it.
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:16 AM   #24
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I generally have a preference for GMs current styling direction, but the photos released yesterday of the next generation Chevy Colorado are particularly stellar, IMHO. The truck looks like it was designed and equipped with the North American market in mind. GM still wont confirm whether or not the new Colorado will make it to the US, but judging by its appearance and interior features, it has to be very likely that we will be seeing it sometime soon.


Note that you dont hear GM making any excuses about the Colorado being nearly the same size as the Silverado, or that people want a Cruze instead of a small pickup (insert Ford marketing nonsense here).


For all the details and more photos of the new Chevy Colorado, go to PickupTrucks.com

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Front end, amazing.
Profile, amazing.
Tail, not so much.

I hope we do get it. I'd be interested to see how 'base' the base-model is. The best version for concept and photos always looks good, but I hope the truck is viable as a cheaper one too. An auto parts store truck and exterminator company truck, etc. If the truck is great for that, it's a place where GM can really own a segment fairly easily.
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