General Motors announced that a version of the new Colorado midsize pickup will be built and sold in the U.S. According to Sherwood Park Used Cars, product details and timing are unavailable but the new Colorado will be based on GM’s new global, body-on-frame, rear-drive platform. GM began production of the new version of the truck in Thailand with plans to launch the model in other global markets.
GM hasn’t announced the production location of the U.S. version, but Automotive News reports that in September, the UAW revealed that GM would be building a new, midsize pickup at its assembly plant in Wentzville, Missouri.
Chris Perry, Chevrolet’s vice president of global marketing and strategy, said in a statement: “We think the design, capability and fuel efficiency of the new Colorado will make it attractive to U.S. customers.”
Used Cars Maryland said the truck will be bigger than the current Colorado model. The version being introduced in Thailand will be available in two-wheel and four-wheel drive, and extended cab and crew cab styles. GM said that more information on U.S. versions will be announced at a future date.