2012 Chevrolet Colorado
The production version of the Chevrolet Colorado has made its official debut in Thailand this week, where it is going to be manufactured and will go on sale first. After that, it will be introduced in 60 countries from all over the world.
2012 Chevrolet Colorado
Clients will be able to choose from one of the 26 combinations of models, cabins, powertrains, ride heights when the lineup will become available starting with November. The Colorado will be available with single-, crew- and extended-cab bodies in low- and high-stance configurations, as well as narrow- and wide-body options, plus 2WD or 4WD configurations.
2012 Chevrolet Colorado
For the new model, General Motors has introduced two all-new Duramax turbodiesel engines in the form of a 2.8-liter that features a variable-geometry turbocharger with 180 hp (132 kw) / 346 lb.-ft (470 Nm) and a 2.5-liter with 150 hp (110 kW) and 258 lb.-ft (350 Nm) of torque.
Source: General Motors via Motor Ward
Today’s pickup trucks have evolved greatly from the heavy-duty workhorses of the 50s and now they offer car-like comfort and features that you would normally find in premium cars, like heated seats or powerful audio systems. Here is our top 10 of the best pickup trucks at the moment:
10. Toyota Tundra
The Toyota Tundra is a full-size pickup truck and is available in the following configurations: Regular Cab, Double Cab and CrewMax. Measuring more than 19 ft. long, it is the biggest truck Toyota ever made. Under that hood, customers can choose from one of the three engines available, including a V8 381-hp unit that allows the Tundra to tow more than 10,000 pounds. The V8 5.7-liter engine is now E85 flex-fuel compatible (in certain regions).
09. Toyota Tacoma
The first generation of the Toyota Tacoma was launched back in 1964 and now it has reached its 8th generation. The new model comes with the Star Safety System that features ABS, stability and traction control, along with brake assist – all standard equipment. In addition, it is offered with updated LED taillights, argent painted grille and as an optional feature, a backup monitor for the Access and Double Cabs models. Also as standard (for the Access Cab and Double Cab versions), the Tacoma sports front passenger seat-mounted side airbags, side-curtain airbags, active front head restraints and an automatic limited-slip differential.
08. Nissan Frontier
It is a midsize pickup truck from Nissan that has borrowed some design ideas from its bigger brother, the Titan, which is a full-size truck. In addition, it also got the Titan’s suspension layout, along with many components. Customers can opt for one of the two engines available, including here a V6 4.0-liter that cranks out 261 hp. The new model comes with an updated front fascia with a brand new grille, headlights, along with 16- and 18-inch rims. Another model has been added to the Frontier lineup, the off-road version PRO-4X, along with the Frontier Crew Cab LE/PRO-4X Value Truck Packages.
07. GMC Sierra 1500
This truck is available in the following configurations: Regular Cab, Extended Cab and Crew Cab. Customers can pick out one of the three box sizes: 5 ft. 8 in.; 6 ft. 6 in. and 8 ft. For the new model, it got a 6-speed automatic gearbox, mated to a 5.3-, 6.0- or a 6.2-liter engine. The SLT Crew Cab comes with a V8 6.2-liter engine that is E85 compatible.
06. Chevrolet Colorado
This is a midsize pickup truck that comes in a Regular Cab, Extended Cab or Crew Cab version. Chevrolet launched the model in 2004, retiring the S-10 pickup. Some of the engines available include the 4-cylinder 2.9-liter or the more powerful 5-cylinder 3.7-liter. The latest addition in the engine lineup is a V8 5.3-liter that produces 300 hp. Some of the latest upgrades brought to the model include the 18-inch split-spoke rims, color-keyed bumpers, performance tires and the ZQ8 sport suspension that comes with a lower ride height.
05. Dodge Dakota
Available in both Extended Cab and Quad Cab configurations, the Dodge Dakota now features a new V8 4.7-liter power unit that delivers 302 hp and has a peak torque of 329 lb.-ft, while at the same time being 5% more fuel efficient. Recent goodies added to the model include the Crate ‘N Go system (offered as standard) and the updated instrument panel and center console.
04. Ford Ranger
Ford introduced the Ranger in 1982 and redesigned it 11 years later. In 1998 it received a new exterior look and the latest model looks just about the same, but comes with a few minor updates, like the new front bumper that improves fuel efficiency. In addition, it comes as standard with more equipment. You can choose from a selection of engines, including a 4-cylinder 143 hp unit or a more agile V6 207 hp power plant. New side airbags, AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control have also been added.
03. Chevrolet Silverado
You can choose from one of the 40 different variants available, with a starting price of under the $20,000 mark, for the 2-door RWD Regular Cab, up to the top-spec LTZ Crew Cab (4WD) that costs $41,000. The engines available include an entry-level 5.3-liter or the high-end 6.2-liter unit. Optional features available include the XM Satellite Radio with NavTraffic, Bluetooth connectivity and OnStar.
02. Dodge Ram 1500
Featuring a more aerodynamic design, a brand new HEMI V8 5.7-liter that produces 390 hp and has a peak torque of 407 lb.-ft, along with a rear coil-spring suspension, the Dodge Ram 1500 is a breath of fresh air, packing lots of new equipment, like the RamBox cargo management system along with drainable storage components integrated into the cargo box.
01. Ford F-150
The first place is reserved for the best-selling truck in North America – the Ford F-150. Over the last three decades, the F-150 has been the primary choice for those looking for a truck. The latest generation is offered with a brand new look, both inside and out, with more power under the hood, more space inside, more towing and payload capacity and better fuel economy. Ford teamed up with SIRIUS, Sony and Microsoft, and they’ve managed to improve the entertainment and communication features.
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Chevrolet impresses us with its amazing cars manufactured during the past years. Even if it’s about vans, SUVs, trucks or pickup trucks, each year this company releases on the market new, comfortable, spacious and high performance cars that are expected by its customers from all around the world.
The Chevrolet pickup trucks are well known by the customers and the variety of models is impressive. For 2011, Chevrolet prepared several impressive pickup trucks that make a bit difficult your choice when it comes to buying one of these Chevrolet Pickup trucks.
One of these pickup trucks which will be available in 2011 for the US market is the 2011 Chevrolet Montana, a small pickup truck based on the new Chevrolet Agile hatchback. The dimensions of this Chevrolet pickup truck are 4.51 m in length, 1.70 m in width and 1.58 in height. The 2011 Chevrolet Montana is available in two trim levels: the LS and the sport.
The Chevrolet Montana’s interior is more aesthetic and comfortable being perfect for the daily use. In addition to this, the pickup comes with a large legroom and a lot of storage spaces. This Chevrolet pickup truck is equipped with blue illumination for meters, automatic lighting, body-color mirrors, cruise control and dual airbags, black headlight covers, CD/MP3/USB/iPod/iPhone player, power windows and locks.
Under the hood, the 2011 Chevrolet Montana hosts a 1.4 liter EcoFlex engine with four cylinders. This engine produces 102 horsepower if it uses alcohol and 96 horsepower when it uses petrol. In the first situation, the car is able to accelerate to 100 km/h in 12.1 seconds and reaches a top speed of 170 km/h while for the engine running on petrol the top speed is around 168 km/h while a speed of 100 km/h can be achieved in 12.3 seconds. If you want to buy it you will have to pay a price ranging between $18,720 and $25,770.
Another Chevrolet pickup truck that can be a perfect choice for you is the 2011 Chevrolet S10 being one of the toughest trucks on the market. This pickup is available in different versions including the base version and the most expensive one the ZR5 model. The S10 models provide more space including more front headroom and front shoulder room. The interior is equipped with handy instrumentation along with cruise control, front bucket seats, air conditioning, power locks and sliding rear windows.
Chevrolet Pickup Truck
The 2011 Chevrolet S10 is equipped with a Vortec 4300 V6 engine and with a four speed automatic transmission which produces 250 pound-feet of torque at 2800 rpm. The S10 models are equipped with a comprehensive safety system which includes two-stage multi-leaf rear springs, crash zones, side door beams, driver and passenger side airbags, daytime running lamps and a steel-ladder type frame.
The 2011 Chevrolet Colorado is another interesting Chevrolet pickup truck which will be available on the market this year. The Colorado is available in different trim levels such as: the Work Truck and LT models both being available in regular, extended and crew-cab configurations. The 2011 Chevrolet Colorado features XM Satellite Radio, the OnStar 9.0 system, air conditioning, cruise control, the StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, tilt steering wheel and folding outside mirrors. Under the hood this amazing Chevrolet pickup truck hosts a 5.3 liters V8 engine producing 300 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. The estimated price for the 2011 Chevrolet Colorado ranges between $18,110 and $27,395 depending on the model you choose and the optional features included.
The Chevrolet pickup trucks are amazing cars that are perfect for your family and your daily needs.
Next-gen Chevrolet Colorado
With this teaser, GM shows us a glimpse of the upcoming new global-platform Chevrolet Colorado, before the truck’s official debut which will occur in Thailand at the Bangkok Motor Show. The event will open its doors later on this month, on the 25th, and General Motors decided to get our attention by showing us how the next-gen Chevrolet Colorado / GMC Canyon will look like.
The automaker affirmed that they’ve picked the Bangkok Motor Show for launching the truck due to the reason that the Southeast Asian market is becoming an important piece of the pie for GM, and the people there are buying pickup trucks like cupcakes. Last year, 43% of all the vehicles sold in Thailand were pickups.
The vehicle will be manufactured in Thailand for global consumption, but there is a big probability that it will carry over in the US as the new Colorado / Canyon, and is being prepped by General Motors of Brazil for the American market.