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Chevrolet Colorado

Chevrolet Colorado

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Chevrolet Colorado
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaFor the vehicle of the same name sold in Thailand, seeIsuzu D-Max.This article
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(October 2009)
Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon
2004–present (U.S.)2004–present (Thailand)
Chevrolet S-10/ GMC Sonoma
2-door 4-door 
2.8 L (171 cu in) 
 I42.9 L (177 cu in) 
I43.5 L (214 cu in) 
 I53.7 L (226 cu in) 
I55.3 L (323 cu in) 
5-speed manual4-speed automatic
Regular cab 111.2 in (2824 mm)Extended cab 126 in (3200.4 mm)
Regular cab 192 in (4877 mm)Extended cab 207.1 in (5260 mm)
68 in (1727.2 mm)
65 in (1651 mm)
and its counterpart, the
, areGeneral Motors'mid-size pickup trucksintroduced in 2004 to replace the Chevrolet S-10andGMC Sonomacompact pickups.Isuzu,which participated in the design of the truck, began selling its own version in late 2005, named the"i-Series". The Chevrolet Colorado was jointly designed byGM's North American operations, GM'sBrazil operations, and Isuzu, based on the GMT355,itself the basis for the GMT 345-basedHummer H3. The vehicles are manufactured at a GM plant inRayong,Thailand,and inShreveport, Louisiana.Chevrolet Colorado regular cabChevrolet Colorado Xtreme extended cabThe Colorado/Canyon offer bothmanualandautomatic transmissions. GM also offers either arear-wheel driveor  four- wheel drivedrivetrain with standard, extended, and four-door crew cab body styles. Most models come with the 2.8 L(171 cu in)LK5I4 engine as standard, but a more powerful 3.5 L (214 cu in) L52Straight-5 comes with the Z71  package on 4-door versions and is optional on all others. The 4-door Z71s also get the 4-speed automatic transmissionstandard. This package was later dropped in favor of LT2 and LT3.A ZQ8 edition is available with a lower and more road-tuned "sport" suspension than the standard Z85 and comes with17 inch wheels, color-matched bumper and grille, and low profile fender flares. There is also a Xtreme edition of theZQ8 which has a different front bumper, rear bumper, side skirts, fender flares, grille, headlights, and 18 inch wheels.The Xtreme edition is basically a continuation of a trim package from its predecessor, theChevrolet S-10.For 2007, Colorado/Canyon was facelifted and offered new engines, which include the 2.9 L (177 cu in)LLV I4and 3.7 L (226 cu in)LLR  I5, new colors — Deep Ruby (Sonoma Red for the Canyon), Pace Blue (Sport Blue for the Canyon) and Imperial Blue (Midnight Blue for the Canyon), and new tires and wheels. Minor changes to the grille andinterior for the LT and LTZ models; the LS models kept the same pre-facelift look, similar to the facelift of theTrailBlazer in 2005 & 2006. In addition, the "Colorado" & "Canyon" badges were phased out from the doors in favour of GM's corporate logo. For model year 2009, the Colorado was facelifted again and a 5.3 L (323 cu in) LH8 V8is offered,  producing 300 hp (224 kW) and 320 lb·ft (434 N·m). For the 2010 model year, the GM badges were phased out fromthose trucks,
 although fewer 2010 models had the GM logo on the doors.Colorado/Canyon U.S. sales peaked in 2005 at 163,204 units, surpassing the perennial segment leader, the Ford Ranger ,  Nissan Frontier , by almost 35% and just 3.3% behind the new best-seller, theToyota Tacoma. In 2006, however, while still leading the Ford pickup by 27.5%, Colorado/Canyon's sales lagged their Toyota competitor's by almost 34%. One 2005 Canyon owned by successful U.S. Senate candidateScott Brownbecame famous as it was widely featured in hisTV advertisements.
Despite crew cabs being limited to LT trims which most other Chevrolet vehicles only offer front bucket seating with thetrim; the LT crew cabs are the only trims of the Colorado to have 6-passenger seating (i.e. with front bench seating).
[edit] Engines
2004–20062.8 L (173 cu in)LK5 I4175 hp (130 kW)185 lb·ft (251 N·m) 2007–present2.9 L (178 cu in)LLV I4185 hp (138 kW)190 lb·ft (258 N·m)
2004–20063.5 L (214 cu in)L52 I5220 hp (164 kW)225 lb·ft (305 N·m) 2007–present3.7 L (223 cu in)LLR  I5242 hp (180 kW)242 lb·ft (328 N·m)
2009–present5.3 L (325 cu in)LH8 V8300 hp (224 kW)320 lb·ft (434 N·m)
Chevrolet Colorado being used by Police in Olympia, Washington
[edit] Safety
In theInsurance Institute for Highway Safety's frontal offset test the Colorado (extended version) is given a "Good" overall score,
 however the crew cab is rated "Acceptable".
In the side impact test of the Colorado crew cab is rated"Poor" with or without side curtain airbags.
Side curtain airbags were made standard on all 2010 models; side torsoairbags are not offered.
[edit] Yearly American sales
Calendar YearColoradoCanyonTotal U.S. sales
Isuzu i-Series
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