After debuting the concept version of the all-new 2012 Chevrolet Colorado pickup earlier this year, GM has unveiled the production version in in Thailand. The 2012 Colorado, which will go head-to-head against the Toyota Hilux, will be offered in single-, extended- and crew-cab bodies in high- and low-stance configurations, wide- and narrow-body options. It will also be offered in two- and four-wheel-drive configurations.
The production model of Chevy‘s smallest truck has changed a bit from the concept version. Although the exterior remains mostly true to the concept, the interior looks very different. Thailand will be the first country where the Colorado will be sold. Buyers in the country will be able to choose from two Duramax diesel four-cylinder engines — a 2.5L unit that produces 150 horsepower and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque and a 2.8L unit that makes 180HP and 346 lb-ft. (470 Nm) of torque. The 2.8L produces 324 lb.-ft. (440 Nm) of torque when fitted with a five-speed manual gearbox.
The new Colorado can be equipped with several safety features, depending on the model, such as electronic stability control, anti-lock braking system featuring electronic brake force distribution, traction control, hydraulic brake assist, cornering brake control and driver and occupant front air bags.
In addition to Thailand, the Colorado will go sale in many markets in the Asia Pacific, Middle East and South American regions. In Australia, it will be marketed under the Holden name, rather than the Chevrolet name. GM hasn’t announced if the all-new Colorado will be offered in the U.S.
UPDATE: GM has confirmed that the 2012 Chevrolet Colorado will be sold in the U.S.