New Chevrolet Colorado Rally Concept Is Rough and Ready

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We’ve talked so much about the Chinese market in recent months, and about automaker’s struggle to make a dent in the region with market-specific models, that we forgot how important the Americas are to global sales success, especially for the Big Three. Chevrolet has packed more presence and off-road readiness into the Colorado Rally Concept than in any Baja vehicle.

The actual next-gen Chevrolet Colorado has yet to be revealed, so the concept shown at the Buenos Aires International Motor Show could actually preview the lines of the upcoming pickup model. In order to cope with the hard conditions it might have to face, the Rally Concept is fitted with a pair of integrated winches - one up front and one out back. It also has front and rear bumper hooks and an adjustable suspension that allows the driver to increase the ride height by 5 inches.

"The Concept Rally Colorado, once again demonstrates that the DNA of competition is in the blood of Chevrolet. One of these characteristics Concept reaffirms our commitment to the future of the brand and also part of the centennial celebration of Chevrolet around the world," said Jaime Ardila, president of GM South America.

The double-cab pickup is fitted with permanent our-wheel drive, aluminum rims 18 "double-ended (machining and polishing) and 305/60 R18 tires. Power comes from a 2.8-liter turbodiesel, though no output levels were revealed.

"Robust and aggressive lines of the Colorado Concept, presented in Bangkok were the perfect foundation for building a car rally. Certainly, with the debut of the Concept in the Hall of Buenos Aires will have a preview of what we see on the roads around the world in a while," said Carlos Barba, General Director of GM Design America.

"The Concept Rally Colorado is looking to the future of the global Chevrolet pickups. With this concept, the brand demonstrates its leadership in building vehicles with great design and capacity,"
said Brad Merkel, Executive GM Global Vehicle.
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