With freshly redesigned 2014 Silverado 1500 and 2015 Silverado HD trucks, Chevrolet will continue its pickup offensive by unveiling the next-gen Colorado at the LA Auto Show. We've already seen a teaser for the new Colorado – and its GMC Canyon twin – but now Chevy is showing off another teaser shot of its midsize truck parked next to the Silverado.

This new photo (click above to enlarge) gives us a better idea of the size of the next-gen Colorado, which appears to be much larger than the previous version of the truck. Aside from Colorado and Canyon production commencing at GM's Wentzville, MO assembly sometime next year, there is little else we know for sure about the truck, but that will all change next week.

Scroll down for a brief press release on the new Colorado, which includes a link to watch to the unveiling live on YouTube next Wednesday.
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Chevrolet Colorado to Debut at Los Angeles Auto Show

DETROIT – In less than a year, Chevrolet has reengineered its entire full-sized truck portfolio with an all-new Silverado 1500, 2500 and 3500. On November 20 during media days at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the final piece of Chevrolet's pickup truck portfolio will be revealed.

The all-new Chevrolet Colorado will reinvent what a midsized pickup should be. The Colorado is engineered to be the most capable, most versatile and technologically advanced midsized truck in the market. Watch it revealed live from Los Angeles on November 20 here: http://youtu.be/-XkUGs-OEE4


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      Joe
      • 1 Year Ago
      Finally. I'm tired of Tacoma and Frontier being the only options. Chrysler and Ford, take notes. Not all of us want a truck the size of Jupiter. It needs 28 mpg in 2wd, tow 5k lbs and should be under $22k for something other than a work truck interior.
        adrenalnjunky
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Joe
        I agree with most of that, but I'm afraid the sub $22K won't be anywhere close to reality, unfortunately. Sub $26K, 19city/24 hwy mpg would still have my attention with keyless, cloth, power windows and locks. Pricing a v6 Tacoma though, you get 16/21 for $29K - so I bet we're back into that ballpark here as well, without the rebates that we all know will come rolling in on the Silverado by mid year.
      adrenalnjunky
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm afraid that they will yet again build with the mindset of "just need to make 3/4'ths of a 1500" instead of "let's go beat the Tacoma at everything."
        Major Lee Gassole
        • 1 Year Ago
        @adrenalnjunky
        I'm going with your assumption. Looks like it's bigger, ugly brother. Nothing new. Just smaller.
          adrenalnjunky
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Major Lee Gassole
          Yep - I'm an owner of a 2000 model S-10 Blazer 4x4. I've been a GM guy for a while. I like the smaller trucks, but I never was a fan of the Colorado/Canyon while the Tacoma and Frontier were out there, or I could usually get a silverado or F150 for barely any more money after rebates.
      thumerzs
      • 1 Year Ago
      In order to better judge size, I'd like to see that photo with the a last gen Silverado as well as a Colorado and S-10 sitting next to it. It does look smaller in this photo, but it's also being compared to crew cab 1500/3500 trucks. Ford was right about the new Ranger - If it isn't smaller, or cheaper, or more efficient - what's the point? The industry simply doesn't seem to believe that Americans will buy a true compact pickup.
      kipswork
      • 1 Year Ago
      You guys might not believe me but last week I SAW a parade of 7 of those trucks in that camo in western PA. I couldn't get to my phone in time to snap a pic. I thought they looked like Tacos, but remembered that the new Taco already debuted a few months back. As we see now, they are Colorados. I think Chevy is making a mistake - these are still WAY too big. Seeing them in person they were about the size of of a quad cab Taco, which is too big. Somebody mentioned the Transit Connect as the basis for a "right sized" mini truck, and I totally agree. Made a 2 seat, El Camino type off the Chevy Cruze platform and you'll have something.
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @kipswork
        What is this new Taco you speak of? There's been no new Taco debuted, spied, etc. The current truck was refreshed back in 2012 but is still essentially the same truck from 2005. Perhaps you're thinking of the new Tundra?
      Marty Owings
      • 1 Year Ago
      Someone said somewhere the new trucks would be about 7/8 scale of the Silverado. Seems about right. If they can price it about 6/8ths or 5/8ths :) and put the diesel engine and other high mpg options then they will sell a lot. Can't wait to see it.
      Matt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hope it offers the 2.0L diesel from the Cruze.
        Dave
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Matt
        It will probably be either the 2.5 or the 2.8 Diesel they already have in the Colorado elsewhere.
      Lynchenstein
      • 1 Year Ago
      If this does well, there may be hope Ford resurrects the Ranger! Go Chevy, go!
        imoore
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Lynchenstein
        Not as long as Ford keeps hawking its New World Order policy.
          john96xlt
          • 1 Year Ago
          @imoore
          I assume you're referring to "One Ford", and if that's the case, it proves you don't understand the concept. One Ford is about spreading the engineering and development of new models across the globe, and if the market dictates it, that could include the global Ranger for the US market.
      Sgt Beavis
      • 1 Year Ago
      So they dropped the Equnox-like front clip? Probably a good thing...
      chrono00
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hopefully it won't have that sorely underpowered 5-cylinder from the previous model. I would love to see a decent gasoline or diesel engine (hopefully the 2.0L from the Cruze) makes it into the pickup.
        atvman
        • 1 Year Ago
        @chrono00
        I'd be more than happy with the new 4.3L. 285hp and 305lb-ft is more than enough for a truck this size. Should beat the 1500 in mileage. It's wishful thinking, but how about a manual?
        • 1 Year Ago
        @chrono00
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      Greg Aryous
      • 1 Year Ago
      Research shows there may? Be a market for a small compact truck the size of the original Ford Courier n Chevy Luv n CAFE fuel economy may dictate its platform To get 30+ mpg would u consider a small truck based on the new Ford Transit Connect van that has 2k load n tow capacity in a unibody?
      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm with others the days of true compact trucks are probably gone unless someone decides to bring some foreign models here like Fiat or somebody.
      dss10
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why is it that a mid size pick up now is as big as a full size pick up from 2008. I don't want to think what will happen in another 5 years....
        mylexicon
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dss10
        CAFE footprint regulations. Gotta reach 56sq ft to get the most lenient CAFE restrictions. 120 inch wheelbase and 68 inch track approximately. The same size as the current regular cab Silverado.
        MarreroJ
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dss10
        18 wheelers to take the kids to soccer practice?
        beanrew
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dss10
        That is why it should just be called Silverado 1000, Same thing with the Ford Ranger = Ford F100. And Dang IT FORD! sell the Ranger here with a diesel, what is the matter with you?
        Robert Ryan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dss10
        There are no small body on frame Pickups any more Globally they are all going that way.
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dss10
        Seeing as this is going to be about the size of the Tacoma and the Tacoma isn't the same size as any 2008 fullsize I think you're slightly exaggerating.
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