• Mar 22, 2011
Chevrolet Colorado unveiled in Bangkok – Click above to watch the video after the jump

The next-generation Chevrolet Colorado pickup will be available for sale in Thailand later this year, and the assembled media at the Bangkok International Motor Show received an early look at what the midsize truck will look like. The unveiled pickup, which General Motors is officially calling a "show truck," features a 2.8-liter diesel engine and very attractive sheetmetal, along with showy (and probably non-production) touches like 20-inch wheels and a stylized body-colored tonneau cover.

While we covered the Colorado's unveiling from afar, we weren't able to see it with our own eyes. That changes now, though, with video of the live event. Hit the jump to watch the wild and crazy unveiling, which includes a pair of trucks scaling the backdrop wall, followed by a light show that reminds us of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The video is a bit choppy at first (and not of the highest quality), but you can skip ahead to the unveiling at the 4:30 mark, followed by a question and answer session with General Motors management at 8:45. Hat tip to Chermarn!



[Source: YouTube]



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      • 3 Years Ago
      * not available in Colorado
        • 3 Years Ago
        Sad but true.

        This is a handsome pickup, and one that they should sell in the US, due to rising gas prices.

        If GMC can sell the smaller Terrain and Granite CUVs, Chevy can sell the smaller global Colorado pickup.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Ford and Chevy cede the US small truck market just like they ceded the car market for so many years. Maybe they read the weakening sales of the Honda Ridgeline as well as their own aged small truck lines as market indicators. Personally I think it is a market that is ready to be reinvented with new, relevant products.
        • 3 Years Ago
        The imports originally owned the segment, then the Ranger and S-10 came along and the domestics took it away. Have we given up after losing the edge for so long?
        • 3 Years Ago
        Simple formula to success in small trucks; Rugged simplicity. Decent power maybe a small v8 or better yet a turbo v6 or small diesel. robust 4wd. Limit the amenities so can lower the price... The price is key, it cant be priced the same as ram, f150 or silverado.
      • 3 Years Ago
      BAD video and one of the worst product launches I have ever seen. GM, you're welcome for my tax dollars, try not to screw up the next 40 years. Oh wait, too late. You are back to the old business as usual at The "New' GM. By the way, I still haven't received my $4200 bonus check. I AM an employee now, actually an owner, so what do I get for that?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just thinking now with production halted on the current Colorado due to the earthquake in Japan. Now would be a good time to fastrack the retooling of the plant to build this nice truck. Ford should really rethink the Ranger plans. GM will kill them with this truck. I want one.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Another MASSIVE fail by G.M. in a long line of severe fails by the Big 3, ToMoCo, and U.S. regulators in underestimating the small-mid and 1/2-ton efficient diesel segment demand here. WTF is wrong with these people? Do they not read blogs/message-boards or are they completely unaware of the existence of the Interwebs and demand? =(
      • 3 Years Ago
      Fire whoever edited that video. Go to 6:20 to get to the truck itself or don't watch it at all if you wanted to see it up close.
      Holycrost
      • 2 Years Ago
      Don't you love how a vehicle made in Thailand and Shreveport is Named "Colorado". Nice looking truck though. The great GM snow job continues.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow this is actually a sexy looking pickup. Good job GM.

      Ford please please please bring a new ranger with ecoboost, if you can fight Chevy hard in the pony car wars why don't you want to do it in the small pick-up segment. Oh and Toyota your Tacoma is aging like milk right now, hurry up and redesign it already.

        • 3 Years Ago
        The article never said it wasn't going to be sold Stateside, only that it was going on sale later this year in Thailand.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Standard transmission with a turbo 4cylinder put the steering wheel on the left side and bring it on over here GM.
      Best looking truck I`ve seen in a long long time.
      • 3 Years Ago
      that was the cheapest looking introduction i have ever seen.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Well, some want this vehicle sold in the US, so if GM passes on that, maybe it's "Crying Game". ;-)
        • 3 Years Ago
        What? You were hoping for some sort of "Thai surprise"?
      • 3 Years Ago
      To me, it appears that GM copied Volkswagen's Amarok pickup to arrive at the colorado's new exterior design.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I just wish there were some way to stop them from making these horrid electroluminescent dashes. They are completely useless in the daylight. I just bought a new Toyota RAV4 limited...just plain old speedo is backlit instead of white lettering on black dial...impossible to read it in the daytime. And the lcd radio is not viewable at all in the daytime. Floods it out with the sun. Tried installing a 2000 dollar Kenwood LCD big screen radio in the dash with back up camera...complete wash out....had it removed and the factory put back in.

      They need plain old BIG White faced gauges with black numbers and red needles that are FRONT lit. Not back lit, since the sunlight overpowers the transparent numbers with the light showing through.

      Think AUTOMETER for gauges.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is this version a rebadged Isuzu? The previous Colorado sold in Thailand was, so I am thinking this is probably an update. If Isuzu hadn't ceased US operations we might have had it here as an Isuzu, or maybe the Australian version (Holden Colorado) will be brought here (fleet vehicle?).
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