The Chevy Colorado is very important vehicle for the company and positioned as good alternative for full-size versions yet one of the best choices in mid-size class it is appealing for wide range of potential buyers. But that don’t comes so easy because this model is faced with strong rivals form Nissan and Toyota but the Ford Ranger might be returned in race as well. So, in order to built even better market position this truck have to advance with each new model year and in that context the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado is also expected to introduce some improvements.
What will be better?
Redesigned for the 2015 model the Colorado was better in all aspects. But just year after important upgrade was addition of Duramax diesel engine. With this engine the model offers capable and fuel efficient powertrain that can be the game changer. On the other hand it also delivers well-composed ride, decent towing capabilities, many hi-tech features and so on. The 2018 model is expected to build on these with upgraded tech and safety features, revised styling and interior and more power and better towing ratings might be at disposal as well.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado: Revised Styling
The styling of the Chevy Colorado perhaps features more traditional approach than its hardware twin GMC Canyon but despite it is very appealing and well-balanced design. Exterior styling is relatively new and according to corporate design philosophy, but some changes are expected for the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado.
Most of the changes will be situated in front fascia where we will see slightly reworked grille and front bumper. Headlights will also be refreshed as well as taillights. The profile will benefit from new wheel designs but squared fenders and rising shoulder line will remain in the current state.
Interior and Features:
Inside it will deliver great comfort thanks to excellent front seats and fresh materials will provide upscale feel in all versions. Well-arranged controls and large screen will sit in the center stack and modernized instrument panel will offer clear view to important parameters.
The model will also offer upgraded infotainment system which delivers all modern connectivity and integration features and is also easy to use and understand. Three will also be options for larger center screen and luxury convenience in higher trims. Options will include features like leather upholstery, automatic climate control, power adjustable and heated front seats, different trim patterns, off-road oriented hardware, etc.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado: Performance
Official details about engine options for the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado haven’t been provided at this moment but some reports suggest similar range of four- and six-cylinder engines. We will likely get improved base four-cylinder engine and more powerful V-6.
The most fuel efficient option will be turbocharged 2.8 liter Duramax diesel which will be capable to produce around 190 hp and torque will reach 370 lb-ft.
Engines will be mated to six-speed automatic transmission and there will also be two- and four wheel drive options.
Improvements are expected in fuel economy and towing capacity but we will see at what extent.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado: Release date, Price
Regarding the release date, the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado is reported to come in late 2017. Price will likely be slightly increased and we should expect the base versions to be available from $21,000.