2015 Chevrolet Colorado Shows Up at the LA Auto Show Ready for Work [w/Videos]

The all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup truck was unveiled at the LA Auto Show today, marking the return of the nameplate to the North American market.

Scheduled to go on sale in fall 2014 as a 2015 model, the Colorado will be offered with a standard 193hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an optional 302hp 3.6-liter V6 unit, both mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

The base engine produces 184 lb-ft of torque (253 Nm), with approximately 90 percent of the peak torque available from 2,000 rpm to 6,200 rpm, while the V6 delivers 270 lb-ft of torque (366 Nm).

Starting from 2015, Chevrolet will introduce a diesel engine on the Colorado as well – the Duramax 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel that is already offered in global markets.

The 2015 Colorado is available in three configurations: an extended cab model with a 6-foot (1.82m) bed, a crew cab with a 5-foot (1.22m) bed and a crew cab with a 6-foot (1.82m) bed. With the tailgate down, the 6-foot bed allows hauling of 8-foot-long (2.43m) items. Chevrolet also says the Colorado offers a trailering capacity of more than 6,700 pounds (3,039 kg).

The midsize pickup truck is available either with 2WD or 4WD, in three trims: WT, LT and Z71. The latter is an “off-road-inspired” model featuring a gunmetal grille surround, projector headlamps and unique 17-inch aluminum wheels.

By Dan Mihalascu

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