The Chevrolet Colorado arrived as a replacement for the carmaker’s first-ever compact pickup called the S-10 in 2004. The second generation of the vehicle with only minor changes appeared in 2012 and after that, its production was suddenly stopped. Back then, nobody knew it was just a break. To the delight of many people, the next generation of the Chevy Colorado will hit the market soon. The newcomer will be underpinned by a new, stiffer platform and it will have fully-boxed, hydro-formed steel body. The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado will be offered with several engine options, and among them will be a new, diesel unit. It seems that Chevy is determined to make the Colorado the class-leader and with all of its qualities, it surely will.
Exterior of 2017 Colorado
The exterior design of the new 2017 Chevrolet Colorado will be fresh and sporty. The vehicle now looks much younger and eager. As always, it will be offered with extended and crew cab configurations. The major changes for this model year come in the form of new features that will make load and unload easier. One of the new features is the CornerStep rear bumper which allows you to get to gear in the truck bed easily. Furthermore, the extended cab features a six-foot bed only, while the crew cab comes with standard five-foot bed and optional six-foot bed. The models with extended cab will keep the suicide doors which require opening of the front doors for access. This design is showing its age but the vehicle has no issues with the structural rigidity as the larger models like the Silverado.
2017 Chevrolet Colorado Interior
The dashboard of the upcoming 2017 Colorado will have a lot of things in common with the larger Silverado. For example, it has the same large controls and center stack. To the list of optional equipment, the carmaker added an 8-inch touch-sensitive display with MyLink software. The instrument cluster is home to a 3.4-inch display which shows all crucial vehicle information. A dash of class has been added to the mid-size truck thanks to the center console gear shifter. The cabin also has a compartment with the multimedia connections like USB ports. Unfortunately, the vehicle will still have flip-open style conventional key rather than push-button starting, but what’s done is done. Generally, we like the cabin of the Colorado. After all, it is designed to be durable and capable. It is natural that it doesn’t feature some luxurious technological features and gizmos, but its 8.0-inch touch screen display, MyLink, and seat heaters align it more with the interiors of small crossover SUVs.
2017 Chevrolet Colorado Engine
The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado is designed to be durable and capable of handling with any kind of terrain, and as such, it must be propelled by powerful engine. There are two engines available for the newcomer. The first one is a 2.5-liter inline-4 which generates 200 horses at 6,300 rpm and 191 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm. The second engine option is a 3.6-liter V6 delivering 305 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 269 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm.
Here is a look at the last year’s model: