The mid-size pickup class regained the popularity with the arrival of the current generation Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon in 2015. Now more buyers find the more maneuverable and efficient but still capable mid-size models adequate for their needs and the segment continues to grow. The Ranger returned the stateside and Jeep will launch the Wringer-based pickup truck soon.
Chevy is also working on multiple fronts and we saw the all-new and better than ever light-duty Silverado 1500 for the 2019 model year while the heavy-duty versions are testing the gear ahead of the launch early next year.
But GM should also give an attention to its mid-size truck models for the 2020 model year. The current generation debuted with the 2015 model year and the time of the mid-cycle update approaches. The 2019 version brought several updates but no visual or powertrain upgrades. The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado should bring refreshed looks and interior combined with the changes to the equipment groups. The powertrains should also go to the revision and there is a possibility of the new option to appear. Still, details about the mid-update and changes are unconfirmed.
2020 Chevrolet Colorado: Design
The current Chevy Colorado isn’t the actual diminutive of the larger and recently resigned full-size Silverado 1500. The model has a unique identity and comes in multiple variants with some visual changes across the range including the capable off-roaders with the more robust stance.
The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado will change the way it looks and like with every mid-update the focus will be on the front and rear sections. The prototype version hasn’t been caught on the road yet but some sources already suggest possible changes.
Chevy launched the ZR2 Bison, hardcore off-roader version for 2019 model year and according to some sources, the similar front end style could appear on more versions with the arrival of the refreshed Colorado. The heavy-duty Silverado will also get the new grille version with the strip with the Chevrolet lettering running in the middle instead of the Bowtie badge. But Chevy will likely offer the revised version of the current grille style in some variants and combined with the modernized headlights as well.
Chevy will also change some details on the bumpers while the profile will keep the current style. The rear should get refreshed taillights and more sculpted tailgate.
The cabin of the refreshed Colorado will boost the material quality and equipment offer. There won’t be radical changes but new details and textures will improve the overall impression.
Chevy updated the infotainment system with the new 7- and 8-inch screens and upgraded software while also added the new USB ports and HD rearview camera for the 2019 version. The 2020 model will likely make further tech upgrades and could bring more advanced safety systems.
Colorado can now be had with the forward collision warning and lane departure warning in upper grades. However, the refreshed version should expand the advanced safety systems range with automatic emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert and possibly more systems.
2020 Chevrolet Colorado: Powertrains
The details about the powertrain upgrades of the updated 2020 Chevrolet Colorado are still scarce. The model could get the new engine and transmission option according to the latest reports.
The big news for the mid-size model could be the introduction of the 2.7-liter turbo inline-4 engine. The 10-speed automatic transmission is also mentioned as the possible upgrade and it could provide better performance and efficiency for already available options.
We will again see the repeat of the 3.6-liter V-6 engine and 2.8-liter Duramax diesel but in the upgraded form likely. The V-6 gasoline unit makes 308 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque in the current version. The towing leader Duramax four-cylinder pumps 181 hp and torque of 369 lb-ft in the combination with the 8-speed automatic transmission.
Chevy will also modify some suspension competes for the upcoming refresh to provide an even more composed ride. The Coronado will also offer the Z71 off-road upgrade for the more rugged terrains while the ZR2 version will boost the off-road capability to the new level.
2020 Chevrolet Colorado: Release, Price
Current Colorado starts from $24, 000 in the base Work Truck version and climbs over $40k in the most expensive variant. The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado will move the starting point slightly upper as well as the value of each version. The updated model will come in late 2019.