Chevrolet Colorado new mid-size pickup from General Motors

2015 Chevrolet Colorado due out this fall. | Photo copyright General Motors

GM describes its new mid-size pickup as being “…  for people who know they want a truck, but want one that is easier to maneuver in traffic and easier to park at work or at home.”

That’s how a product spokesman described the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, which appears in showrooms this fall. Price tag: $20,995 (plus $875 for dealer freight) for the extended-cab version.

GM’s reentry into the mid-sized market comes with either extended- or crew-cab. (Crew-cab Colorado’s offer choice of 5- or 6-foot boxes; extended-cab models come with a 6-foot box.) The GM version is the Canyon.

A review on Edmunds.com says the Colorado “… should help Chevy attract more of the ‘lifestyle’ buyers who want a truck without the full-size footprint or a V8.”

The LT crew cab version with 2WD and the 5-foot box has a starting price, including dealer freight, of $27,985. The Colorado Z71 crew cab 4×4 with the 5-foot box starts at $34,990.

Standard on the Colorado:

  • 200-horsepower 2.5L four-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection and continuously variable valve timing
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • power windows with express up for the driver
  • a rear-vision camera with dynamic guide lines
  • locking tailgate.

Available options:

  • 305-horsepower 3.6L V-6, also with direct fuel injection and variable valve timing;
  • 6-speed automatic transmission;
  • 4G LTE with a built-in WiFi hotspot;
  • Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning;
  • GearOn accessory system for toting carrying bikes, and other equipment.

More details on prices and EPA fuel economy are expected closer to launch.