The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is a true midsize pickup truck that competes against the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma. With the addition of the new Colorado, General Motors is the only automaker to offer truck buyers the choice between a midsize, full-size, and a heavy-duty pickup.
At launch, there will be two engines powering the Colorado a 2.5-liter I-4, with an estimated 193 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, and a 3.6-liter V-6, with an estimated 302 hp and 270 lb-ft. We have seen these engines in other GM products (Impala, Malibu, Equinox), but they have been re-tuned here for truck applications, with more bottom-end torque.
Both have direct injection and variable valve timing, and both will be backed by a six-speed automatic. Chevrolet hasn’t announced fuel economy estimates yet, but the truck will use active aero grille shutters, which will help improve mpg numbers.
By late 2015, a third unit will join the Chevrolet Colorado range a 2.8-liter Duramax four-cylinder diesel.
2015 Chevrolet Colorado comes only in extended- or crew-cab configurations, both offered with rear-wheel or four-wheel drive.
It will be produced in Wentzville, which starts cranking them out in time for a spring arrival. No pricing yet, but around $20,000 to start is a good guess.