A Chevy spokesperson reiterated that the truck is for those who need the versatility of a pickup to support their work and lifestyle interests, but don’t need a full-size truck to do it.
The 2015 Colorado is available in extended- or crew-cab versions, with a choice of a 2.5L four-cylinder or 3.6L V-6 engine. The Colorado’s 2.5L is the segment’s most efficient, with an EPA-estimated 27 mpg on the highway (2WD), and the 3.6L V-6 is the most powerful, at 305 horsepower. It also boasts the segment’s highest trailering rating, up to 7,000 pounds.
The Colorado’s interior is tailored to meet the needs and expectations of today’s midsize truck customers. With a quiet cabin and interior designed for thoughtful functionality, the Colorado offers features common to cars and crossovers, including Chevy MyLink with a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and segment-first applications of Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Alert.
At the back of the Colorado, proven Chevrolet truck features offer conveniences not found in competitors’ vehicles, including an easy lift- and-lower tailgate and rear bumper assist steps, which eases cargo loading.
The Colorado also offers the innovative and adjustable GearOn Accessory system that allows customers to stow larger items such as bikes and kayaks above the bed, leaving room for smaller gear, such as coolers and tents, inside the bed. The GearOn System is at the heart of the Colorado Sport concept’s package of lifestyle and personalization accessories. Additional accessories on the truck include Assist steps, Cargo rings, Splash guards, Tiered storage, Bike rack, Cargo divider and Wheel lip moldings.
The Colorado Sport also wears unique concept wheels that are being evaluated for future production. Only available in the U.S. for the time being, prices for the 2015 Colorado start at $20,995 for a four-door extended cab version with a 200-horsepower four-cylinder engine. Domestically, the Colorado 2.8l is distributed by official Chevrolet brand owners, Naza Quest.