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GM Confirms New 2014 Chevy Colorado Truck  
User currently offlinestasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3280 posts, RR: 6
Posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3799 times:

GM's next-generation midsize trucks are currently slated to launch sometime in the first half of 2014, likely as 2015 models. Although not confirmed by General Motors, it is expected that the next-generation midsize trucks will continue on the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon names. The next-gen North American model Colorado will be built at a remodeled/renovated plant in Missouri.

The new trucks will be based off of the same architecture as the recently revealed Chevrolet Colorado for Asian markets and the Holden Colorado in Australia. Hopefully, the 2.5 Liter diesel motor offered in the Asian model will be offered (finally!!) in the North American version, The current (slow selling and overpriced) North American only Canyon and Colorado are due to be discontinued next year,

2014 Chevrolet Colorado (concept)


Source: http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f...g-expansion-missouri-plant-105797/

Perhaps, this development will lead Ford to build the Asian/Oz market Ranger pick-up here in America - since the current versions of the U.S. market Ranger has stopped production,

[Edited 2011-09-20 21:25:54]


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User currently offlineA346Dude From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1276 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3786 times:

Quoting stasisLAX (Thread starter):
Hopefully, the 2.5 Liter diesel motor offered in the Asian model will be offered (finally!!) in the North American version

If it is, there is a good chance I will trade in my Tacoma for one.

Quoting stasisLAX (Thread starter):
The current (slow selling and overpriced) North American only Canyon and Colorado are due to be discontinued next year,

Overpriced on MSRP maybe, but it is always heavily discounted. I priced them when I bought my current truck and found the quote quite low, along with the Ranger's.



You know the gear is up and locked when it takes full throttle to taxi to the terminal.
User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3751 times:

Ooo..I like it. I really do. Hope it is better than its crap Rodeo/Colorado predecessor.

Quoting stasisLAX (Thread starter):
Holden Colorado

Is a POS. The diesel has so many problems..no wonder the Hilux and the new Ford Ranger are far more popular here.



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User currently onlineWildcatYXU From Canada, joined May 2006, 2594 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3670 times:

Quoting A346Dude (Reply 1):
Quoting stasisLAX (Thread starter):
Hopefully, the 2.5 Liter diesel motor offered in the Asian model will be offered (finally!!) in the North American version

If it is, there is a good chance I will trade in my Tacoma for one.



And if it would be available with a MT, I'd buy one too. However, I'm afraid it won't happen. With this "bigger is better" attitude truck owners around here have, nobody dares to bring in a small diesel in this segment. Not to mention the problems with the emission laws. Otherwise Toyota and Nissan would sell their diesel trucks here long time ago. They do it in Europe, Toyota offers the Tacoma with a diesel engine (it's called Hilux there) and Nissan offers the Frontier with 2 kinds of diesel engine (Navara). But here, no. Heck, you can't even buy a crew cab with a fourbanger. For my purposes it would be more than enough.


User currently onlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12270 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3661 times:

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 3):
For my purposes it would be more than enough.

I hope those selling into the US market are getting the message that bigger is not better for everyone.

Also if they could make a reliable diesel that can meet US/CA emissions laws, I think it'd be quite popular.

Given that us US taxpayers are unfortunately also GM shareholders, I hope they can get this right.

Otherwise, if they can't make a profitable midsize pickup, I hope they did what Ford did and abandon the segment.



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User currently offlinemham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3525 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3659 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 4):
Otherwise, if they can't make a profitable midsize pickup, I hope they did what Ford did and abandon the segment.

Ford never sold a mid-sized pickup here. The US Ranger is a compact. If you see the size of the overseas Ranger, it's understandable why they feel it would cut into F150 sales. Its too effing big.


User currently onlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12270 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3657 times:

Quoting mham001 (Reply 5):
Ford never sold a mid-sized pickup here. The US Ranger is a compact.

I suppose you're right, but when I think compact truck, I think of the Japanese four-bangers of the 70s and 80s.



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User currently offlinemham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3525 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3645 times:

The thread title needs a correction. This is a RUMOR. All of it. Nothing has been confirmed by GM, including whether they will sell that truck here, nor where it will be built.

User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8370 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3643 times:

Quoting mham001 (Reply 5):
If you see the size of the overseas Ranger, it's understandable why they feel it would cut into F150 sales. Its too effing big.

It's interesting that Ford offers trucks both too small, and too large, for today's buyers. The stock F150 is ridiculous how big it is.


User currently onlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12270 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3613 times:

Quoting Flighty (Reply 8):
The stock F150 is ridiculous how big it is.

Correct, but last I read, it was selling very well.



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User currently offlineA346Dude From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1276 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3598 times:

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 3):
Heck, you can't even buy a crew cab with a fourbanger. For my purposes it would be more than enough.

You can buy a crew cab Tacoma with the 2.7L 4 banger in the US. It is new for this year (previously you could only get it in regular and extended cabs), but AFAIK is not available in Canada.



You know the gear is up and locked when it takes full throttle to taxi to the terminal.
User currently onlineWildcatYXU From Canada, joined May 2006, 2594 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3586 times:

Quoting A346Dude (Reply 10):
You can buy a crew cab Tacoma with the 2.7L 4 banger in the US. It is new for this year (previously you could only get it in regular and extended cabs), but AFAIK is not available in Canada.

Wouldn't help me anyway, since it's only available with an automatic transmission, which I don't want. Not to mention that 4x4 drivetrain isn't available with this engine either, but that's not a biggie.
The prices, however, are incredible compared to Canada.


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