Naza Quest today has officiated the launch of the all-new Colorado. The range-topping High Country pickup truck gets key features such as 1-tonne hauling capacity, 3.5-tonnes towing capacity, 800mm water wading capability and a class-leading torque figure.
With price starting from just below RM100k, the all-new Colorado is available in 5 colours – Pull Me Over Red, Summit White, Black Meet Kettle, Switchblade Silver and Blue Mountain.
Our test drive impression of the new Colorado can be found here where we took the pickup truck to Pahang, with a variety of driving conditions such as highway, trunk road and off-road.
Engine: 2.5 LT, 2.5 LTZ: 2.5-litre Diesel DOHC FGT; 2.8 LTZ, 2.8 High Country: 2.8-Litre Diesel DOHC VGT
Power: 2.5 LT Manual: 163hp at 3,600rpm; 2.5 LT Auto, 2.5 LTZ Auto: 180hp at 3,600rpm; 2.8 LTZ Auto, 2.8 High Country Auto: 193hp at 3,600rpm
Torque: 2.5 LT Manual: 380Nm at 2,000rpm; 2.5 LT Auto, 2.5 LTZ Auto: 440Nm at 2,000rpm; 2.8 LTZ Auto, 2.8 High Country Auto: 500Nm at 2,000rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic with Manual Mode Function
Dimensions: 5,408mm (L), 1,874mm (W), 1,858mm (H)
Price: 2.5 LT Manual: RM99,911; 2.5 LT Auto: RM107,948; 2.5 LTZ Auto: RM115,031; 2.8 LTZ Auto: RM123,916; 2.8 High Country: RM132,874
The new Colorado comes with 2 engine options for the 5 variants. The 2.5-litre FGT (Fixed Geometry Turbo) powers the 2.5 LT (auto and manual) and 2.5 LTZ while the more powerful 2.8-litre VGT (Variable Geometry Turbo) powers the 2.8 LTZ and 2.8 High Country.
Power output from the 2.5-litre engine ranges from 163hp to 180hp and 380Nm to 440Nm of torque, depending on the variants. Meanwhile, the 2.8-litre produces 193hp and 500Nm of torque, outnumbering the torque figure of its rivals.
The 6-speed manual transmission can only be paired to the 2.5 LT variant, while the rest of the variants are equipped with a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox with Manual Mode Function.
External design of the new Colorado sees some changes where the truck gets redesigned headlights with tube-type DRLs. The front bumper is also new, along with reshaped outer clusters that house the front fog lights.
The 2.5 LT wears 16-inch alloy wheels, while the 2.5 LTZ, 2.8 LTZ and 2.8 High Country gets 18-inch alloys. However, the alloy wheels on the range-topping High Country is a 2-tone-finished.
In the cabin, the new Colorado gets new dashboard design, with air-cond and centre console arrangement inspired by USA market's Colorado. The chrome finishing around the air-cond vents near the centre console gives a premium look to the cabin.
The interior door panels get nice soft touch elements, and there are chrome bars with ‘High Country’ lettering on the upper part. The front doors of the Colorado also feature Comfort Closing Windows where the glass is lowered down by a fraction when the door is opened to aid in eliminating vacuum in the cabin.
The instrument cluster has been redesigned, and comes with a new multi-info screen, displaying digital speedometer, maintenance intervals and oil life cycle. Being the first pickup truck in the segment to come with Apple CarPlay application, it enables the passengers to project a simplified version of their smartphone display into Colorado’s colour touchscreen.
The all-new Colorado received a host of active and passive safety features namely Traction Control System (TCS), Panic Brake Assist (PBA), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hill Descent Control (HDC) and Hill Start Assist (HSA). All these features are depending on variants, and in addition to the 2 front airbags, along with a driver’s knee airbag.
Elsewhere, the Chevrolet Colorado is equipped with driving assists such as Lane Departure Warning System, Forward Collision Alert, Front and Rear Park Assist Sensors and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
There’s also Remote Engine Start function which is useful during hot weather when the engine can be started using key fob, allowing the cabin to be sufficiently cooled before occupants getting into the vehicle.
For more information on Chevrolet cars in Malaysia, call 1-800-2-CHEVY (24389) or visit www.chevrolet.com.my.