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Chevrolet Colorado Officially Unveiled

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The new generation Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck has been unveiled in production trim in Thailand, where it’s made and will go on sale first.

After Thailand the Colorado will start its long journey across the globe and will be present in more than 60 markets around the world.

There really is a Colorado for everyone! Customers will get 26 combinations of Colorado models, powertrains, cabins, and ride heights when the range goes on sale this month. They include single-, extended- and crew-cab bodies in high- and low-stance configurations, wide- and narrow-body options, as well as two- and four-wheel-drive configurations.

There’s also two all-new Duramax turbo-diesel engines to choose from: a 2.8-liter turbo-diesel featuring variable-geometry turbocharger with 180 horsepower (132 kW) and 346 lb.-ft. of torque (470 Nm) and a 2.5-liter engine rated at 150 horsepower (110 kW) and 258 lb.-ft. of torque (350 Nm).

The Colorado has a very American name and a very nice American design, but it won’t go on sale in America. It is designed to for the rest of the world to familiarize with the American trucking culture!

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2012 Chevrolet Colorado – HIGHLIGHTS

Overview

* GM Thailand’s largest-ever engineering and manufacturing program
* Total global program costs were $2 billion, including a $500 million investment to prepare GM Thailand’s Rayong manufacturing facility for Colorado production
* More than 2.5 million kilometers were driven during program development
* Developed across five continents for sale in more than 60 markets around the world
* More markets and production sites for the vehicle will be announced in the coming months

Engines

* 2.5-liter Duramax turbo-diesel
* 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel

Transmissions

* Five-speed manual transmissions
* Hydra-Matic six-speed automatic transmission with automatic gear selection via a toggle switch on the shift head
* A new two-speed, electronically actuated part-time transfer case is applied on four-wheel-drive-equipped vehicles

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