2013 Chevrolet Colorado
When the Chevrolet Colorado was first released, it was easily identified as one of the most capable midsize trucks in the market. With its strong presence, it didn’t have difficulty standing out. Fast-forward to its 2013 generation, the Chevrolet Colorado is now sold in markets through Southeast Asia, particularly in Thailand before it comes to the US. Currently, production for the 2013 Chevrolet Colorado for the North American market is underway.
The 2013 Chevrolet Colorado released in Thailand is available in two diesel engines: a Duramax diesel four-cylinder engine throughout Southeast Asia.
The 2013 Chevrolet Colorado in the Southeast Asian market offers a standard longitudinal, front-engine, four-wheel drive diesel 2.5-liter engine that generates 150 horsepower and 258 lb-feet of torque which produces 150 horsepower and 258 lb-feet of torque. The optional 2.8-liter engine produces 180 horsepower and 346 lb-feet of torque in a six-speed automatic transmission.
The performance of the 2013 Chevy Colorado is commendable, with stability whether it is in standstill or in acceleration. In terms of handling, the stiffer body and on-point steering helps in giving it a balanced ride quality.
The US models will get gas engines. There are as yet no official details, but sources say that it will get any of the following: a 2.5-liter Ecotec I-4, a 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4, or a 3.6-liter V-6 engine. The possibility that the US models will get a Duramax diesel engine, possibly the 2.8-liter engine that produces 180 horsepower and 347 lb-feet of torque, however, cannot be discounted.
The Chevrolet Colorado is known for its rough edges and tough-looking exterior. In its 2013 lineup, General Motors gave up its hard-hitting look for a more subtle and refined body style. General Motors reportedly spent $2 billion on the research and development of the new Chevy Colorado’s body-on-frame platform—and it shows. Its sleek new look is not only refreshing; it’s believable.
The 2013 Chevrolet Colorado remains a midsize pickup truck, with an interior that offers plenty of legroom both in the front and rear seats—a feat that is worthy of praise for a midsizer truck. The quality of the interior has received well treatment from its predecessor, as it is made of high quality materials without the usual feel of tacky hard plastics in most trucks.
The 2013 Chevrolet Colorado offered in Southeast Asia comes with a Bluetooth for mobile phone connectivity and an uplevel speaker system. For its safety features, the Colorado is equipped with stability control system with traction control, frontal, driver, and right-front passenger air bags with a Passenger Sensing system, head curtain side-impact air bags, and air bags for first and second row outboard passengers. Another feature is the Automatic Crash Response and the OnStar assist system.
There are no official prices regarding the 2013 Chevrolet Colorado just yet, but the prices of the Colorado in Southeast Asia start at the equivalent of $15,000 for the base model, rising up to $30,000 for the optional engine. This makes the new Colorado a better buy than its predecessor and its competitors.Cat : Chevrolet,