Chevrolet has unveiled its 2015 Colorado pickup, which will be available in the fall of 2014.
Chevy says the midsize truck is designed to deliver “real truck capability and versatility to customers who don’t require a full size truck.”
A Duramax 2.8L I-4 turbodiesel powers the pickup.
The truck comes standard with 2.5-liter I-4, though a 3.6-liter V-6 is an option. Each is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, and the 2.5-liter is available with a six-speed manual transmission on extended cab 2WD Work Truck models.
The 2.5-liter four is estimated at 193 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque , with approximately 90 percent of the peak torque available from 2,000 rpm to 6,200 rpm. The 3.6-liter engine is estimated at 302 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque.
The Colorado offers a trailering capacity of more than 6,700 pounds.
Configurations are an extended cab model with a 6-foot bed, a crew cab with a 5-foot bed and a crew cab with a 6-foot bed.
The 2015 Colorado comes with:
Standard CornerStep rear bumper design pioneered on the 2014 Silverado
Available EZ Lift-and-Lower tailgate that uses an internal torsion bar to make raising the tailgate easier with one hand, and a damper for more-controlled lowering
Standard two-tier loading that allows a platform to effectively split the bed into upper and lower sections, making it easier to haul, store and conceal items such as tools
Thirteen standard tie-down locations throughout the bed for use with available, movable cargo tie-down rings
Standard bed rail and tailgate protectors
Available factory-installed spray-in bed liner.
Other features include:
Aero grille shutters, which close at certain highway speeds to enhance aerodynamics
Sculpted door panels that make it easier to enter/exit the vehicle
Upper-instrument panel storage bin (when not equipped with the uplevel audio system) and large glove box
Standard center console with room to store a tablet
Rear under-seat storage.
Eight-inch diagonal color touch screen (LT, Z71) and multiple USB drives
A 3.4-inch diagonal driver information screen in the instrument cluster
Optional features include next-generation OnStar and MyLink enhancements with gesture recognition and natural language voice recognition, as well as navigation.
WT, LT and Z71 trims are available, all in 2WD or 4WD.
Check out the photos below to see more of the all-new 2015 Chevy Colorado. All photos courtesy of General Motors.