Chevrolet has finally pulled back the curtain on the newest model of truck in its lineup. The 2012 Colorado debuted Wednesday in Thailand, where this global model of the popular mid-sized pickup will go on sale this month. Chevrolet plans to introduce this truck to more than 60 other markets around the world in the near future, although there is still no word if the U.S. will be one of those markets.
At the heart of this new truck is a choice of two all-new Duramax turbo-diesel engines that provide a leading combination of performance and fuel economy. The 2.8-liter engine is rated at 180 horsepower and 346 lb.-ft. of torque, while the smaller 2.5-liter is rated at 150 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. The Colorado also comes with an available six-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission.
Available single, extended, and crew cabs help to make this truck so versatile. With high and low stance configurations and two or four-wheel drive, there is nothing the Colorado can’t do. Added chrome accents for the higher-end packages also help to provide a premium appearance.
A redesigned instrument cluster, center stack, and trim bring that same premium look into the interior of the Colorado. Auxiliary power, auxiliary plugs, USB connectivity, and up to 30 storage locations also add a great deal of convenience to this pickup.
Check out the full press release for all the details on the 2012 Colorado.