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SEMA 2014 Preview: Chevrolet teases 2015 Colorado Sport Concept

SEMA 2014 Preview: Chevrolet teases 2015 Colorado Sport Concept image

Text: / Photos: Chevrolet Press | posted September 26, 2014 14:17

Highlights the approach of Chevy in creating a multi-oriented midsize pickup truck

Besides presenting the new Tahoe and Suburban Z71 models at the Texas State Fair, Chevrolet also revealed details and sketches of the 2015 Colorado Sport Concept midsize pickup truck ahead of the 2014 SEMA Show. Dubbed as a versatile lifestyle-oriented truck, the company's sketches showed the concept's flatbed filled with mountain bikes and gear good enough to last a long weekend.

“It’s not just mountain bikes, but just about any passion you can name, from kayaking, fishing, dirt bikes and more. It’s a truck 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,” said Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager.

The unique flatbed of the Colorado Sport Concept

It will come standard with the automaker's GearOn Accessory System that enables customers to store large items such as bikes and kayaks above the bed while still providing storage for smaller items like coolers and tents inside the bed. Alongside the clever storage system will be an easy lift and lower tailgate and rear bumper assist steps. Furthermore the Colorado Sport's exterior will be equipped with cargo rings, splash guards, tiered storage, cargo divider, and wheel lip moldings. Completing the exterior equipment of the Colorado is a unique set of concept wheels that is still being reviewed by the company for future production.

The interior of the midsize pickup truck will have a functional design and improved sound dampening. Additional features included in the pickup will be the Chevy MyLink with built-in 4G LTE connectivity and hotspot as well as a Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Alert.

Engine specifications were not yet detailed by the company but powering the current Colorado model is either a 2.5-liter inline-four engine that produces 200 PS or a 3.6-liter V6 that generates 305 PS, averages 11.5 km/l and can pull up to 3175 kg when properly equipped.