The American brand Chevrolet first stepped in the market of producing pick-up trucks in the year 1947, since then the manufacturer has produced good amount of products and still it accounts a prominent position in the sector. After Chevrolet’s other vehicle’s SSR, LUV, S10, the company added a new and stylish vehicle in the list of compact pick-up trucks i.e. Chevrolet Colorado. Employed with only diesel engine alternatives like most of pick ups in the market, the new Colorado comes is made available with two diesel engine variants embedded- LTZ 2.8L AT, LTZ Tracker 2.8L MT, LTZ 2.8L MT and LT 2.5L MT. Its responsive duramax diesel engine encloses the capacity of 2.5 litre and 2.8 litre. Variants equipped with 2.8-litre duramax diesel engine churns out 200 PS at 3600 rpm boosting a maximum torque of 500 Nm at 2000 rpm. Whereas, the other variants that are powered with 2.5 litre engine gives out the maximum power output of 163 PS at 3600 rpm, with 380 Nm of high torque at 2000 rpm. Further, both of these power houses are coupled with 6-speed automatic transmission with Active select and 6-speed manual transmission which enhances the overall performance of this pick up truck.
Interior of the Colorado is no less than the standard SUV, providing number of comfort measures holding its place inside the cabin. Its stylish exterior profile starts with dual port grille and large air-dams giving a beastly appeal to this vehicle. Available with modular seating offers various of seating postures to the driver as well as passengers. The appointed innovative storage compartments allows one to store handy things with ease. Hill Descent Control System (HDCS) and Hill Start Assist (HSA) enables this vehicle to coordinated with high altitude drivings. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) in coordination with Traction Control System (TCS) provides the decent stability of the vehicle by proposing equal amount of braking pressure to all wheels individually. The Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA) equipped in new Chevrolet Colorado provides extra braking force during sudden braking. The other safety measures such as car alarm and immobilizer system offer ample safety against thievery.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
Direct Injection System and fixed geometry turbo system employed in the in-line 2.5 litre, 4-cylinder Duramax diesel engine enables the vehicle to deliver an efficient mileage of 11.9 kmpl whereas the variable geometry turbo system appointed to the 2.8 litre duramax engine allows the vehicle to attain a mileage of 10.8 kmpl.
The available duramax diesel engine with all-new variants of new Colorado gives better performance to the occupants. Variants equipped with 2.8 litre duramax diesel engine churns out 200 PS at 3600 rpm boosting a maximum torque of 500 Nm at 2000 rpm. Whereas, the other variants that are powered with 2.5 litre engine gives out the maximum power output of 163 PS at 3600 rpm, with 380 Nm of high torque at 2000 rpm.
Acceleration & Pickup
The efficient dynamics and stability of new Chevrolet Colorado allows this pick up truck to clock at the top speed of 193 kmph thereby touching 100 kmph in just 10.2 seconds with 2.8 litre duramax diesel engine. Further, these figures clock 12.2 seconds for the LT 2.5 litre MT variant.
Equipped with signature double grille with company emblem on the front, the new Chevrolet Colorado depicts its aggressive and sporty persona in an effective manner. Grille on the front is finished with chrome accents along with a slight mat black touch-up. The air dampers at the front gives the truck a masculine appeal. Bulged bonnet of the Colorado appoints a sleek silhouette and increases to the aerodynamic factor of this pick up truck. The embedded projector headlamps on the fascia enables you to see farther ahead without causing disturbance to other vehicles on road. Its LED tail lights offers a long lasting effect and utilizes less energy, with third reflector brake lamp visible from a distance. Further, the exterior wing mirrors are equipped with power-operated ORVMs offering offers greater visibility of the vehicles approaching and gives an elegant look to this vehicle. The bucket of this pick up truck is large enough which can easily accommodate a load of luggage while planning for a road trip.
The overall dimensions of this pick-up truck measure 5338mm x 1870mm x 1779mm. (L x W x H) Being a compact pick up the wheelbase of this vehicle is 3095 mm.
Step inside and be impressed with the refined looks of new Chevrolet Colorado which is not just a pick-up truck, but is holds a lot more within its cabin. Giving a sporty feel which comes from the same odometer as that of the Chevrolet Camaro. On dash, all of the controls are ergonomically arranged in American-style passenger cabin, so that the driver could have an easy access of all of them. Odometer with intelligent information display displays all the information properly on the Data Information Center (DIC). Its multi- function power steering comes mounted with audio and Bluetooth controls. FM/AM/CD supporting music system of the Colorado offers an high audio definition through the quality speakers.
The Colorado is fitted with number of comfort features allowing you to enjoy maximum driving pleasure. 6-way power adjustable seats and tilt and adjustable steering wheel proposes a variety of driving positions. Front armrest along with storage compartments gives ample space to sore your basic amenities during the ride. Front and rear cup holders enable you to hold your drinks. The rears seats with foldable function provides ample space at the rear for settling bulky things. Infotainment control embedded on the steering wheel lets you access the audio system as well as receive calls. Also, the steering wheel comes fitted with cruise control making driving even more simpler while on quiet roads. Electronic 4-wheel drive shift switch enables you to choose between 4WD Hi or 4 WD Low mode.
Chevrolet Colorado comprises the the headroom of 1005.8 mm. With 6-way power adjustable seats the legroom of this pick up truck could accommodate a dimension of 1117.6 mm length at the front. Large and wide silhouette of this vehicle by Chevrolet makes to a shoulder room of 1450.3 mm at the front.
Engine and Performance
The massive hood of new Chevrolet Colorado comes accommodates two types of diesel engines offered with its variants. Its powerful duramax diesel engine comprises the capacity of 2.5 litre and 2.8 litre. Variants equipped with 2.8 litre duramax diesel engine churns out 200 PS at 3600 rpm boosting a maximum torque of 500 Nm at 2000 rpm. Whereas, the other variants that are powered with 2.5 litre engine gives out the maximum power output of 163 PS at 3600 rpm, with 380 Nm of high torque at 2000 rpm. Further, both of these powertrains are mated with 6-speed automatic transmission with Active select and 6-speed manual transmission which enhances the overall performance of this pick up truck.
Stereo and Accessories
The appointed audio unit of new Colorado features a radio tuner - AM/FM. Also, it hosts USB port, CD/MP3 and Bluetooth connectivity making your drive more interesting. The combination of quality speakers converts the cabin into a concert hall. Provided by MyLink connectivity deployed with other amazing facilitates allow you to connect with vehicle’s audio system. It proposes a touch screen display in order to access entertainment and other aspects. To have a hands-free connection, this pick up truck is embedded with Bluetooth Wireless Technology. Alongside, the AUX connection deployed with the music system enables you to switch to your favourite tunes.
The 16 inch alloy fitted with the 2.5-litre MT LT variant comprises the specification as 245/70 R16. On the other hand the other three variants comes outfitted with 17 inch alloy accommodate a tyre specification of 255/65 R17.
Braking and Handling
Diagonal Dual Circuit Brake employed in the new Chevrolet Colorado let this pick up to have an efficient and responsive braking system. Its braking dynamics accommodates ventilated disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear. Installation of ABS and EBD in the pick up allows driving more protective manner. Combination of Independent Short Long Arms with coil springs suspension at the front and Beam axle with leaf springs at the rear enabling the vehicle to encounter off-road tracks.
Safety and Security
Appointed with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) which prevents wheels from locking up along with Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) improvises the dynamics of this pick up in an effective manner. Coordination of Traction Control System(TCS) with anti-lock brakes prevent free spinning of wheels at any torque. This vehicle also comes fitted with Electronic Stability Control (ECS) managing the stability of vehicle by coordinating with engine and vehicle’s mechanics. The Cornering Brake Control(CBC) controls the braking force and pressure which further reduces the chance of understeering and oversteering. Hill Descent Control System (HDSC) and Hill Start Assist (HSA) employed with new Colorado enables this vehicle to encounter high altitudes climbing and descending by managing the coordination between engine and braking dynamics. Its other safety measures includes car alarm and Immobilizer system assuring decent security against theft.
- Superior power
- Roomy and impressive interior
- Equipped with prominent safety aspects
- Not available with petrol engine
- Heavy steering