If you are in the market for a compact pickup truck then look no further because the 2016 Chevy Colorado might be the perfect car for you. Even though it hasn’t launched just yet we can easily say that the Colorado is most likely going to be the most appreciated truck in its class thanks to its performance, looks and fuel efficiency. From what we know so far it seems that the Chevy Colorado 2016 is going to offer a few new features as well as a bold new design base on ZR2 Concept, which is quite normal but unexpected considering it was launched back in 2013.
Redesign of 2016 Chevy Colorado
The 2016 Chevy Colorado exterior on the other hand will feature a lot of cool innovations which not only make it more fuel efficient but also better looking. For example, the front of the pickup truck will get an active aero grille shutter which basically closes the front grille to make the car more aerodynamic at speed. On top of that, both the front and rear lights will get LED available as an option with the possibility of getting Xenon for the headlights. The wheels will start at 17 inch steel rims for the base model and up to 18 inch alloy wheels for the premium one. Its interior will be quite spartan on the base version meaning there will be air conditioning and a basic audio system. The more upper level trims however will get things such as dual zone automatic climate control system, LTE connectivity which will also give the car a WiFi hotspot, satellite navigation as well as a premium audio system, making from the Chevy Colorado 2016 a true family car.
Chevy Colorado 2016 diesel specs
Under the hood Chevy Colorado 2016 will receive a few new features as well as a brand new engine. The base one will still remain the 2.5-liter inline-4 with the possibility of getting a 3.6-liter V6 version. Both of these are reasonably powerful at 193 and 305 horsepower and with up to 270 lb-ft of torque for the V6, towing won’t be a problem. The new addition comes in the form of a 2.8-liter Duramax 4-inline diesel engine which will develop up to 200 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. Whit this engine 2016 Chevy Colorado towing capacity will be around 9,000 pounds and it will also have fuel consumption similar to other diesel pickup trucks on the market. That means that it will be around 10% better than the smallest petrol engine.
2016 Chevy Colorado Release date and Price
The price for new 2016 Chevy Colorado will start at just $20,000 making it one of the most affordable pickup trucks on the market. The release date for the Chevy Colorado 2016 is going to be at the end of 2015 when it will be launched alongside a few other trucks from GM.