The Chevy Colorado has always been an affordable entry-level offroad vehicle for 4×4 enthusiasts. For the new 2014 model year, the Colorado is making another debut and getting a complete redesign after maintaining the same styling for almost a decade.
The Colorado is expected to maintain a similar 2.5L motor as the previous model, and optional diesel and v6 motors have been rumored. The exterior is completely changed with a new chassis design, cab and headlights. The interior has had influence from other Chevy automobiles, with an instrument cluster closely resembling that of the Camaro.
In a recent press release, General Motor executives released a statement saying their objective is to try and compete with other entry-level pickup trucks, the Toyota Tacoma in particular. GMC and Chevy have been losing out on huge numbers of small trucks sold and want to correct that for the 2014 model year.
The Colorado is rumored to be priced between $19k-$25k and the official release date is still unknown.
2014 Chevy Colorado Expected Specifications:
Dimensions & Capacities
Length (in.) 210.5
Width (in.) 74.1
Height (in.) 7.1
Wheelbase (in.) 121.9
Legroom, front (in.) 42.0
Headroom, front (in.) 39.6
Shoulder room, front (in.) 57.1
Seating capacity 6
GVWR (lbs.) 6,834
Ground clearance (in.) 10.6
Suspension, front Independent double-wishbones, coil springs
Suspension, rear Solid axle, leaf spring
Steering type Rack-and-pinion steering
Tire type: All-season front and rear
Wheel size 16-by-6.5 inches front and rear
Wheel material: Alloy
Brakes, front 11.8-inch ventilated steel discs
Brakes, rear 11.6-inch drums