Interesting Facts about the Chevrolet Colorado
- The Chevrolet Colorado was introduced in 2004 as a replacement for the S-10, putting an end to the S-10's 22-year run in the Chevrolet truck lineup. Although it was still classified as a compact or mid-sized truck, the Chevrolet Colorado is bigger than the S-10. It's also the fifth all-new truck that Chevrolet has produced after the Avalanche's debut in 1999.
- The Chevrolet Colorado is the first truck in its class to be equipped with optional roof rail side air bags. Aside from that, it was also the quietest and smoothest pickup truck in its class. It was also equipped with head-protecting curtain side airbags covering all seating rows-a feature that is available on a GM pickup for the first time.
- Japanese car and heavy truck manufacturing company, Isuzu, participated in the production of the Chevrolet Colorado. In 2005, Isuzu came up with its own version and sold it with the name i-Series.
- The Series 490 Light Delivery chassis cowl is the Chevrolet Colorado's great grandfather. It was the first pickup model introduced by Chevrolet in 1918. Powered by a 2.8-liter four-cylinder engine, the Series 490 had a top speed of only 50kph.
- In 2010, pickup trucks dominated more than 40 percent of Thailand's auto sales while the midsize and compact trucks sales in Thailand has surpassed the sales in US. That is why the second generation Chevrolet Colorado debuted at the Bangkok Motor Show in Thailand in 2011.
- For the next generation of Chevrolet Colorado trucks that could be the first diesel mid-sized trucks to be sold in the United States, production will be held at the General Motors assembly plant in Wentzville, MO. The automaker has reportedly shelled out $380 million for the expansion of 500,000 square feet plant where both the Chevrolet Colorado and Canyon will be built.
- The all new Chevrolet Colorado pickups are equipped with Duramax engines. These engines were developed and produced at the new and state-of-the-art $200,000,000 engine power plant in Rayong, Thailand. This engine plant that can produce about 120,000 engines per year has a fully-automated, computer-guided sequence for gauges, and employs lasers for high-level precision.