• Mar 7th 2011 at 4:00PM
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Next-generation Chevrolet Colorado teaser – Click above for high-res image

General Motors let a sneak peek at its new global-platform Chevrolet Colorado slip ahead of the truck's official debut at the Bangkok Motor Show in Thailand. The show starts March 25, so GM is giving us just enough to get the gist of what our next-generation Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon may look like.

The General says it picked Thailand for the truck's debut because the Southeast Asian market is becoming a huge player for the automaker, and people in Thailand are buying pickups at an alarming rate. In 2010, pickups accounted for 43 percent of vehicles sold in Thailand.

The truck will be built in Thailand for global consumption, but will most likely carry over Stateside as the new Colorado/Canyon, and is being prepped by GM of Brazil for the American market. Follow the jump for The General's official press blast.

[Source: General Motors, PickupTrucks.com]
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Chevrolet Offers Sneak Peek at New Colorado Show Truck
Midsize pickup to make its global debut at Bangkok Motor Show in Thailand

DETROIT - Chevrolet today offered a sneak peek at its Colorado show truck that will officially be unveiled prior to the 32nd Bangkok International Motor Show, which begins March 25.

The show truck previews the next-generation Colorado midsize pickup truck, which will build on Chevrolet's strong truck DNA and award-winning heritage.

Thailand was chosen as the site of the global debut because of the popularity of pickup trucks and the growing importance of the Thai market to Chevrolet. In 2010, the pickup truck segment accounted for 43 percent of vehicles sold in Thailand. The new Colorado will go on sale there later this year.

"Trucks play a key role in most Southeast Asian markets," said Susan Docherty, vice president, GMIO Sales, Marketing and Aftersales. "Nowhere is this more evident than in Thailand, where trucks like the Colorado are ingrained in the local lifestyle. Thailand was a natural place to give the public a first glimpse of our all-new Colorado."

More information on the truck will be revealed at the global premiere. The public can get its first look at the Chevrolet Colorado show truck at the Bangkok International Motor Show from March 25 to April 5.

For further information, please visit media.chevrolet.com.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      From what you can see, it looks pretty darn good. Has a modern, clean design.

      I'm glad that at least GM hasn't forgotten about the small pickup market and it looks like this would make it to the US. What say ye, Ford?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ford better get on the ball with a Ranger replacement, GM might eat Fords` lunch with this truck.
      The tease looks yummy!
      My next truck might not be a lard ass half ton.
      Rumor has it that Chrysler has something up their sleeve as well.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think Dodge brand should be but back on Chryslers trucks.
        If Chrysler needed another brand by creating Ram they should have brought Plymouth back.
        My view is Chrysler made Dodge, Plymouth and made Ram, Dodge.
        Alot of the smaller Fiats could have been brought over as Plymouths.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ whofan,

        I think Chrysler's next move will be associated with Jeep, perhaps a modern-day Scrambler, since Dodge/Ram doesn't want Jeep to offer a small truck outright. I haven't seen or heard much from Dodge lately, so I'm not concerned about them right now.

        At least GM and Chrysler are doing something. Can't say much for Ford, though.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Too bad Ford didn't drop in a more modern 4 banger years ago. That 2.5 would have been great. I'm looking at a used Pickup now, and I will probably go with a stick shift 4 cyl Ranger. Just keep going.

        As far as Ram, Chrysler should just put the 7 slots and fender flares on the big truck and make them all Jeep.
      • 4 Years Ago
      They are built now in Shreveport Louisiana. One of the few deep south big three plants. I hope the build the new ones there too.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Please Please Please General.... Drop the 3.6L/220 304HP 273 ft lbs into this little lady!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have a Silverado half ton.
      I bought my daughter a S-10.
      The S-10 is a blast to drive compared to my Silverado, and its just a 4 cylinder.
      Give it some MPG and you have a winner GM!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I really hope this doesn't come to north america. I'm sorry, but that looks horrible. Reminds me of the Toyota trucks :(
      James Peter
      • 3 Years Ago
      They have more fans and more of a following than Nascar and better wold class drivers that know how to make right turns and race in the rain!!!! http://www.floridalemonlawattorneys.com/
      • 4 Years Ago
      That looks exactly like a Malibu. Wow, maybe the El Camino's returning!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Actually, my first thought was that it resembled the front end of an Equinox. Either way, I don't think that they're going to use a truck to make an 'el Camino' body type, and can't really see the point of making it FWD (Malibu)
        • 4 Years Ago
        I thought the same thing. Why don't they pull the styling from the Silverado/Sierra instead of the car lineup? The 2WD version of this thing is going to be the spiritual successor to the El Camino.

        El Aveo.
        • 4 Years Ago

        I'm rather glad they didn't pull the styling from the Silverado. Grew up in a Chevy household but haven't been exactly thrilled with the design of the current Silverado, or the 03 redesign for that matter. This on the other hand looks more aggressive, without being over the top, and has a much more youthful feel. Based on what I see so far I would purchase this in a heartbeat.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Alarming rate? Pickups? OK. Your choice of adjective.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Really hoping the rising gas prices and eventual release of a Grand Cherokee-based pickup from Dodge/Ram will spur on a unibody offering from GM. Would've liked to see the new unibody Explorer stem into a unibody Sport Trac offering, but doesn't look like that's gonna happen anytime soon.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Please make, and please make S-10 sized. Include a good standard 4 cylinder, the 3.6di for the I need the V6 crowd, and a turbo diesel 4 cylinder with a nice load of low end torque. Looks like it could be nice. Would like to see the whole thing inside and outside, and then drive it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      And yes, do a GMC cyclone version with turbo engines. Hell, make 2 trims. One a 2.0 turbo with power either like the turbo kappa cars or the upcoming regal gs, and make a turbo 3.6 as a higher performance version
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