Behold, the next-generation Chevrolet Colorado. Sort of. General Motors has yanked back the sheets on what the company is calling a show truck at the Bangkok International Motor Show. Despite the 'show' label, the mid-sizer is poised to go on sale in Thailand later this year packing a 2.8-liter turbo-diesel engine, though there are no firm details as to what we can expect in terms of either power or efficiency. GM did say that the Colorado won't leave buyers lacking for enough towing capacity, though. Odds are we can expect tricks like the 20-inch wheels and body-color tonneau cover to be nixed as the truck makes its way closer to production.
Still, the vehicle is plenty sharp and looks to have the mechanical guts to give the global Ford Ranger a run for its money. But will GM offer the Colorado we see here in the States? That's a tough question. The automaker has made it clear that the Shreveport, Louisiana plant that manufactures the aging Colorado/GMC Canyon isn't long for this world, though we have heard rumors that the automaker isn't planning on killing the pickup all together. Here's hoping we'll see this truck or something similar in the States sometime soon.
Concept Chevrolet Colorado - 2011 Bangkok Auto Show
http://aajnow.com - The new Chevrolet Colorado Concept is know out ahead of
the Bangkok International Auto Show. This vehicle will be a global
production for Chevrolet building on the heritage of Chevrolet Trucks. More
details about the production vehicle will be out later this year.
Der neue Ford Ranger Wildtrak
Der grundlegend neu entwickelte Ford Ranger Wildtrak ist im Gegensatz zur
Basisversion unserer erfolgreichen Pick-up-Baureihe weniger auf den
ausschließlichen Arbeitseinsatz ausgelegt. Er übernimmt die Rolle des
sportlichen, repräsentativen Freizeitfahrzeugs, das zusätzlichen Reise-
und Unterhaltungskomfort mit beruflichem Nutzen verbindet.
ESP und Rückfahrkamera
Zu seiner Ausstattung gehören unter anderem ESP inkl.
Anhängerstabilisierung und eine Rückfahrkamera, deren Bilder im
Innenspiegel dargestellt werden. Dies verbessert die Übersichtlichkeit des
Fahrzeugs spürbar und erleichtert auch das Ankuppeln eines Hängers
Audio- und Kommunikationstechnologien
Ein satellitengestütztes Navigationssystem und eine
Bluetooth-Freisprechanlage mit Audio-Streaming werden ebenfalls zur
Verfügung stehen. Der Ford Ranger Wildtrak kommt in Tirol gegen Ende
2011/Anfang 2012 auf den Markt.
GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept at Detroit 2011
Complete photo gallery on Auto123.com : http://123.ly/fY0BgF - With
several world premieres and unveilings, the Detroit Auto Show gave us the
opportunity to take a look at the the GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept.
The super sized truck will be the Ford SVT Raptor's closest competitor and
comes equipped with the new 6.6-litre Duramax Diesel engine producing 397
horsepower and 765
pound-feet of torque mated to an Allison 1000 six-speed automatic
Chevrolet Colorado VS GMC Canyon Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Comparison
In this video I give a full in depth tour and comparison of the chevrolet
colorado and gmc canyon. I take viewers on a close look through the
interior and exterior of these trucks while showing details, over viewing
of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicles themselves. I
also show the engines and the details of them, start them up and see how
they sound under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of these trucks
designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicles.
@32NDBiMS - Chevrolet GMI700 Colorado Prototype Truck
32NDBiMS kicks off at last in a whole new place but at the same place which
held IMC's Thailand International Motor Expo. But we'll start with a
vehicle which ion my most favorited segment of all first. With Chevrolet's
latest pickup but to be the prototype version first and makes World Premier
here. Not just anywhere in the world but in my home country called
Thailand. Chevrolet's new dedication in Thailand in the new "Double Bowtie
Era" has now grown the several good things to Thai market.
And doing so, celebrated its 100th anniversary this year.
2011 Chevrolet Colorado Concept
Chevrolet Unveils Colorado Show Truck
Boldly styled show truck previews next-generation midsize pickup
BANGKOK, Thailand - Chevrolet today revealed the Colorado Show Truck in
advance of the Bangkok International Auto Show, where it is making its
global public debut. The concept previews the next-generation Colorado
midsize pickup truck, which will build on Chevrolet's strong truck DNA and
award-winning heritage. The Colorado goes on sale in Thailand later this
"Thailand is the world's-largest market for midsize pickups, so this was
the perfect location in which to unveil our new Colorado," said Susan
Docherty, vice president, GMIO Sales, Marketing and Aftersales. "Trucks
have been part of Chevrolet's core for nearly all of its 100-year history.
The Colorado reinforces that heritage with expressive design, refinement
and uncompromising capability."
The show truck features an extended-cab body atop a high-stance AWD chassis
and rides on large, 20-inch wheels and off-road tires. Power comes from an
efficient 2.8L turbo-diesel engine,
which produces a broad torque band for excellent cargo and towing
"Although this is a show vehicle, the basic proportions and form convey the
vision for the next-generation Colorado that we will bring to market," said
Brad Merkel, GM's global vehicle line executive. "It reflects a stylized
version of the new truck, one that takes into account rugged dependable
truck capabilities for commercial use as well as sophisticated refinement
for personal-use needs."
While the new Colorado was developed within GM's global product development
organization, engineers took careful steps to ensure it would meet local
market needs. Roberto Rempel, GM's global vehicle chief engineer, lived in
Thailand for several months during the truck's development, immersing
himself in the market and observing how the Thai people use their trucks
and the road conditions they experience.
"Pickups are instrumental in the vibrant Thai economy and owners take great
pride in their trucks, which are used for both work and personal driving,"
he said. "These customers ask a lot of their trucks, so the powertrains and
chassis must be very robust to earn their trust -- and that's exactly what
2012 Ford Ranger Wildtrak
The all-new Ford Ranger Wildtrak makes its global debut at the 2011 Geneva
Motor Show, a sporty compact pick-up that delivers impressive power and
safety, excellent fuel efficiency and significant capability. It exudes a
powerful presence bolstered by the latest in-car comfort and technologies.
The new global Ford Ranger boasts an extensive range of class-leading
"smart" features that make it easier, safer and more fun to drive than
ever. It also sports a unique Rear View Camera System - the camera image is
displayed in the rear view mirror - which dramatically improves visibility
and simplifies hooking up to a trailer.
Aiming to deliver class-leading safety, new Ranger utilises a whole suite
of technologies, including Electronic Stability Program (ESP), to keep its
wheels sturdily planted on the road under all conditions. Despite being an
enormously capable vehicle, the Ford Ranger is also fitted with
technologies such as satellite navigation and Bluetooth® voice control,
more commonly found on premium or luxury cars.
Building on Ranger's long-standing heritage of capability, the all-new
model extends Ford's credibility further, with selected European versions
achieving a best-in-class towing capacity of 3350 kg. Ranger models fitted
with the 2.2-litre Ford Duratorq TDCi diesel engine also have an
outstanding payload capacity of up to 1333 kg.
New from the ground up - with everything changed except its name - new
Ranger is the first commercial vehicle to be built under the One Ford
strategy as part of a global product programme, bringing together the full
engineering expertise of Ford around the world.
Designed and developed in Australia, Ranger will be offered as a complete
family of compact pick-ups with three different cab body styles, 4x2 and
4x4 drive trains, two ride heights and up to five series choices to suit
every pocket and market. It will be produced in Thailand, South Africa and
Argentina for more than 180 markets worldwide.
"From the introduction of the Ranger brand to Europe in 1997, the Ford
Ranger has been a major player in the European pick-up segment," said Jesus
Alonso, Ford of Europe's Director for Commercial Vehicle Marketing, Sales
and Service. "This all-new global model offers high-level technologies and
impressive efficiency and safety. We are starting a new chapter in the
Ranger success story."
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