US Could Get the Chevrolet Colorado & GMC Canyon in Late 2014
Interviewed by the Detroit Free Press, GM North America President Mark Reuss, confirmed that the Colorado and the GMC Canyon replacement would be launched somewhere in fourth quarter 2014. The GMC version is said to be aimed at fleets and business owners as Reuss said.
Chevrolet’s Colorado model and the GMC Canyon are timed to arrive at the 2015 Ford F-150’s launch, despite the fact that it is a bit over their size to compete.
The Thai and American version of the Chevy Colorado will be roughly the same in styling and engine range. Also, the next generation Colorado may be the first diesel mid sized trucks to be sold in the US, probably being fitted with the torquey Duramax engines.
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While I don't "hate" the 2012 Thai version styling, it IS a little dated. GM has already announced that they are not bringing the 2012 Thailand Colorado bodywork to the US.
I'm looking forward to a 300+ lb-ft of torque diesel to give 30+ mpg in a truck that can seat 4 with comfort, and has at least a 6' (preferably 7') truck bed. Towing a small cargo trailer everywhere sucks: its never along when you need it, and it needs to be parked/stored somewhere when you don't.
I've owned several GM vehicles, and some Mopars... But, the first automaker with a compact/mid-size pickup with a product that fits those requirements listed above will be getting a strong look from me. I just think it is a shame that we have had to wait so long for it... diesel compact 4-door trucks are a dime a dozen in SW, Central, and Eastern Asia; and they are offered by automakers that sell in the US! They (all) have taken so long to introduce one here that they will now need to meet Tier 4 Final emissions with their first product offering.