Chevrolet Colorado Headed for America

Trying to seize the opportunity which will arise from the exit of the Ford Ranger from the American automotive scene, GM announced this week plans to bring into the US the next-generation Chevrolet Colorado, a model soon to be unveiled at the 32nd Bangkok International Motor Show, on March 25.

According to Freep, the new version of the Colorado might pick up from where the current version will leave off in June 2012, the date when the Shreveport, Louisiana plant which produces it is slotted to end. According to a company insider though, the manufacturer has not decided yet when to introduce the new model or where to produce it.

Rumors say the North American spec Colorado will be ready for production in 2014, in a move that contradicts the commitments made by GM during its 2009 bankruptcy.

The limited information available points to the new Colorado being assembled, for the global markets, at a GM plant in Thailand. To make it meet the demands and regulations of both the US and Canada, the model would need to get upgraded.

As for the details surrounding the new version of the Colorado, there's not much to talk about just yet, GM is keeping a tight lid on the subject, getting ready to present the model in a proper fashion in Thailand.

"Thailand was chosen as the site of the global debut because of the popularity of pickup trucks (there) and the growing importance of the Thai market to Chevrolet," GM said in the release announcing the debut of the model.
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