Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Chevrolet | posted April 27, 2016 11:05
Chevrolet's global pickup gets facelift, new standard features
After wowing the crowd at the 37th Bangkok International Motor Show with the Colorado Xtreme concept, Chevrolet has officially revealed the facelifted 2017 Colorado during this year's Agrishow in Brazil. It features a more aggressive exterior, and is packed with the latest technology in safety and cabin amenities.
Starting with the exterior, the 2017 Colorado now carries the global DNA design that was first used on the USDM Colorado. The updated pickup also borrows styling cues from the Xtreme concept. Up front, it has an updated dual-port grill, slimmer wraparound headlights with integrated daytime running lights (DRLs) and updated foglights.
It also gets a redesigned hood and wider stepboards. LTZ models roll on 18-inch alloy wheels while the LS and LT models will be fitted with 16-inch alloy wheels. Meanwhile, the rear gets tweaked taillights with LED lighting available as an option.
Rounding off the exterior revisions are two new colors; Old Blue Eyes and Blue Black Gold.
Inside, Chevrolet claimed they installed new soft-touch material for added refinement and sophistication. On the other hand, the instrument panel and door trim have been refurbished for improved ergonomics.
For infotainment, it has an updated MyLink system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Other features that will be available include navigation, digital speedometer, vehicle maintenance information, Eco Function, voice command, wireless smartphone integration and a tire pressure monitoring system.
Other available options for the 2017 Colorado include: rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights, reverse camera with guidelines, front parking sensors and remote engine start.
There will be two engines available for the 2017 Colorado, a 2.5-liter SIDI Flex inline-four and a 2.8-liter inline-four Duramax. Exact output figures were not revealed, but Chevrolet did say both engines will have better fuel economy due to the use of lightweight materials and improved aerodynamics. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox.
The Covenant Car Company Inc. (TCCCI), the official distributor of Chevrolet cars in the Philippines, said that they plan to launch the 2017 Colorado late this year.