Published on October 20th, 2016 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Chevrolet Colorado Facelift Launched – From RM99,911
Naza Quest Sdn Bhd, the sole distributor and importer of Chevrolet vehicles in Malaysia, today took the covers off the new Colorado pickup truck, which comes with new exterior and interior design, in addition to greater performance, better safety, increased refinement and segment-leading technology.
As reported previously, the Colorado is offered in five variants with three engine choices. The variants are as follows:
|Engine (2nd Gen Duramax)||Transmission||Power||Torque|
|2.5 LT Manual||2.5-litre Fixed Geometry Turbo Diesel||6-Speed Manual||163hp||380Nm|
|2.5 LT Auto||2.5-litre Variable Geometry Turbo Diesel||6-Speed Auto with Manual Shifting Mode||180hp||440Nm|
|2.5 LTZ Auto||2.5-litre Variable Geometry Turbo Diesel||6-Speed Auto with Manual Shifting Mode||180hp||440Nm|
|2.8 LTZ Auto||2.8-litre Variable Geometry Turbo Diesel||6-Speed Auto with Manual Shifting Mode||193hp||500Nm|
|2.8 High Country Auto||2.8-litre Variable Geometry Turbo Diesel||6-Speed Auto with Manual Shifting Mode||193hp||500Nm|
Prices for the Colorado start from RM99,911 for the 2.5 LT manual, RM107,948 for the 2.5 LT auto, RM115,031 for the 2.5 LTZ auto, RM124,916 for the 2.8 LTZ auto and finally RM133,128 for the range-topping 2.8 High Country auto. It can be had in five colours; Blue Mountain, Switchblade Silver, Black Meet Kettle, Summit White, and Pull Me Over Red.
The engine’s performance is managed by an in-house developed engine control unit (ECU), specially developed to take advantage of and enhance the engine’s characteristics. The ECU has more than 150 patented control functions that optimize integration between software functions and engine hardware.
The Colorado also features revised body mounts across the range and new engine mounts, resulting in lower NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) inside the cabin. In-house tests have shown that the interior is now between two to four decibels quieter, in addition to reduced vibration.
It is the first pickup truck in its segment to come with Apple CarPlay system, allowing customers to project a simplified version of their smartphone screen onto the car’s colour touchscreen. The system is complemented by Siri Eyes Free and voice recognition software.
Depending on variants, the Colorado is equipped with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Alert (FCA), Front and Rear Park Assist Sensors and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Additionally, the pickup truck also features Auto Rain Sensor, Auto Headlamp and a Remote Start Engine function. The latter is useful especially during hot weather when the engine can be started using the key fob, allowing the cabin to be cooled sufficiently before occupants get into the vehicle.
Safety remains Chevrolet’s main priority and the Colorado reflects this philosophy with a host of active and passive safety features including Traction Control System (TCS), Panic Brake Assist (PBA), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hill Descent Control (HDC) and Hill Start Assist (HSA). All these are in addition to the two front airbags, along with a knee airbag for the driver.