by Lloyd Frazier

Chevrolet-Colorado-2015-croppedWe are finally going to have a domestic contender fighting against the Japanese dominance in the mid-size truck arena. Since the 2013 model year, Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier, and Honda Ridgeline are the only mid-size trucks available in the U.S. market. Toyota Tacoma sales numbers pretty much eviscerate the other two.  So by rights, Toyota is currently the reigning champion.  Ford and Chrysler have been missing in action for awhile.  GM’s Chevy Colorado took 2014 off for misbehaving and pretending to be a truck.

Let’s hope GM pulls this off right.  In looking at the front clip of this handsome, new Colorado, one cannot miss the hint of what a modern S10 might  have looked like.  For 2016, they will be offering a 2.8-liter Duramax four-cylinder diesel engine.  Sadly, we have to wait until next fall to get our hands on one of these new Colorado’s.  Wonder how many folks currently in the market will wait?

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