Chevrolet introduced Colorado in 2004 as a replacement for one of their pickups that they had in their line up. The current Chevrolet Colorado has been introduced in 2012 and didn’t receive a significant update since. The North American pickup market has been in decline for a few years, but since it is on the road to recovery, the American manufacturer decided to introduced a next-generation of this model, that will go on sale as the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado.
However, the new model will be very similar, almost identical, to the current Colorado, but it is set to bring some new features and updates.
Exterior & Interior
There are no official images of the upcoming 2017 Chevrolet Colorado at this moment and it seems that the American manufacturer is keeping this model really well covered. However, there are some renderings that show how the new Colorado will most probably look. The images that can be found on the Web show the new 2017 Chevrolet Colorado in a similar size and shape as its predecessor, but with redesigned front and back.
The front of the pickup has a bigger front grille, but without chrome details, made completely out black mesh plastic. The American manufacturer will most probably use newly designed headlights that will have similar shape, but will come state-of-the-art lighting elements and they will come with integrated LED daytime running lights. The front bumper will house the fog lights (some reports suggest that they will also have LED elements) and it will be significantly smaller.
The back of the new 2017 Chevrolet Colorado will be very similar to the back of the predecessor and the only changes that will be introduced are the new LED taillights and a smaller chrome back bumper. Some reports even suggest that the upcoming 2017 Chevrolet Colorado is not going to introduce any changes, except for the new color options and newly designed alloy wheels.
When it comes to the interior, most of the online reports agree that the new 2017 Chevrolet Colorado is going to have the same interior like the current Colorado, with only a few minor changes. First of all, it is expected that the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado will come with a bigger touch screen display which will have updated infotainment software. The steering wheel will be the same, but the multi-function buttons will have different layout.
The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado should bring a new diesel engine to the line up – the 2.8l turbo diesel 4-cylinder engine will have better towing capabilities than a V6 petrol engine and it will have great fuel efficiency. Apart from that engine, the other two are going to be the known 2.5l 4-cylinder engine that produces 200 horsepower and a 3.6l V6 that produces 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque.
2017 Chevrolet Colorado – Price & Release date
The base version of the upcoming 2017 Chevrolet Colorado should start at around $20,000. The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado should be unveiled in early 2016, while it should go on sale in the fall of the same year.