MANILA: Chevrolet, the American auto giant, is well-known for creating power-packed sumptuous drives since its inception. For past more than a century, Chevy is offering a fleet consisting drives in all segments across the globe. Talking particularly about the Philippines, Chevrolet Colorado is one of those members of its fleet which has been much in talks for its performance, features, and rugged styling. While Colorado is not the only pick-up available for Filipinos and options like Ford Ranger, Nissan NP300 Navara and Mazda BT-50 are also available for the customers, there are somethings which make Colorado the first choice of the customers.
Well, reasons are many and the crux is that this bold and strong pick-up has always met with the expectations of its customers delivering that stance on road to threaten its rivals and comfort its owners. Be it the styling or the safety, comfort or performance, Colorado 2016 excels in every segment leaving its contemporaries behind with big rift in between. Available in LT, LTZ, Tracker, and tracker Pro trims, Colorado is the one and only pick-up in the Philippines till date which has recently introduced automatic transmission in its pick-up. Let's have a look at those aspects which make this Chevy pick-up better than its competitors -
Chevy Colorado 2016 undoubtedly is among the biggest pickups not only in the Philippines automotive market but also in the international auto market featuring 5347 mm of length and 3096 mm of wheelbase. The height of this drive is increased by 2-inch in the latest version which makes it the tallest pick-up. Also, the increased height has enhanced the minimum ground clearance of this Chevy pick-up which makes it a good SUV indeed.
2016 Chevrolet Colorado, though, is a pick-up but that doesn't make it any less than an SUV. Yes! You read it right. The new Colorado not only has great comforting features at its cabin but the elongated wheelbase allows ample space for 5 occupants. Even the legroom and shoulder room offered in this Pick-up is counted among the best in class and is good enough for someone with a height of 6'10”. Along with this are 30 assorted cabin storage compartments in the form of a glove box, door pockets and cup holders which allow the occupants to store their handy things within them without making the cabin look messy.
This Chevy pickup is offered with a choice of 2 engines with 2.5-litre and 2.8-litre across its variants. Though both of these engines are power-packed and efficient but the 2.8-litre unit packed in LTZ, Tracker and Tracker Pro along with automatic transmission is the best performer till date and has no close competitor. This VGT intercooler highly responsive engine can run at a maximum speed of 7 kmph in the wade of 880 mm water body. Also, this engine has been returned and is mated with Active Select feature allowing better fuel efficiency than the previous versions.
Chevrolet has ensured that with its Colorado, you also take peace of mind with you in regards to maintenance and warranty. Chevy offers worry-free ownership by providing 5 years of warranty with this pick-up. The customers can avail standard warranty of 3 years and extended warranty of 2 years for the engine or for 100,000 kms run, whichever earlier. Along with this, Chevy also offers roadside assistance where the customers can contact 24/7 on the Chevrolet Emergency Roadside Support and the experts can either deliver the services or tow the vehicle for repair.
The new Colorado 2016 has a big and strong load bed which is good enough to haul up to 1 ton of cargo. The eight cross member ladder-type chassis makes this towing possible without any second thought. Apart from carrying such a heavy load at its rear, the 2016 Chevy Colorado is capable of towing 6000 pounds of weight tucked at its rear hitch which is not possible for any other pick-up in its class; credits to the big and powerful engine.
Leave aside the robust and absolutely sturdy styling which creates a power packed stance on the road, the other aspects itself are pretty good to shout their virtues. These aspects are not only appreciated by the existing customers but also by critics which are evident with the 2015 Truck of the Year Award received by this Chevy truck. A perfect example of engineering excellence, Colorado has proved its efficiency at every stage and with joint efforts with 6-speed automatic gearbox, its 2.8-litre engine has surpassed the performance achieving a whopping 500 Nm which is not an easy figure to touch. Surely the new addition would fetch more accolades and sales figures for the American giant making it one step closer to the leading position.