The facelifted Chevrolet Colorado for the US is finally here. However, this isn’t the first time we are seeing the updated model. In fact, the automaker first lifted the covers off the 2021 Colorado last year.
At the time though, they only showed off the rugged ZR2 variant, which featured different front and rear styling, taller suspension, and wider fenders. Now, we finally get to see the more affordable and standard variants of the popular pickup truck with the LT and Z71 trim levels.
Unlike the ZR2, the updates seen on standard Colorado are a lot more subtle but gives the truck much more aggressiveness compared to the outgoing model. The most prominent changes can be seen on the front end. It now features styling similar to the much larger Silverado with a bolder grille and larger vents which incorporates a new front air dam. Unlike the ZR2, the standard variants feature a center bar with the bow-tie emblem in the middle.
The changes to the rear are more subtle and aren’t as extensive as the front. The rear bumper and taillights remain unchanged. But, there is a new tailgate that features the word "Chevrolet" stamped on in place of the previous bow-tie emblem. Meanwhile, the rest of the body appears to have to been carried over from the outgoing model.
For now, Chevrolet has not mentioned any mechanical or interior updates just yet. As such, it has likely been carried over as well. It is set to go on sale later this year with production starting at the end of June.
It should be noted that the Colorado pickup sold in South East Asia and based on the Isuzu D-Max is different from Colorado shown here. But with General Motors closing shop in Thailand, the question now is where will Chevrolet Philippines be sourcing pickup trucks.
While it is possible to bring the US-spec Colorado locally, it would be very pricey to do so. Instead, The Covenant Car Company (TCCCI), the official distributor of Chevrolet in the Philippines, might source their pickup trucks somewhere closer to home. As to what might that be, remains to be seen.