• Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
The 2015 Colorado represents Chevrolet's return to the midsize pickup segment in the US, and the automaker wants it to be known for its versatility, which is the reason why the beach patrol vehicle on display at the LA Auto Show was built.

West Coast beaches inspired the yellow-and-red lifeguard truck, which has a bed-mounted surfboard rack with a small light bar on top. Take away the beach patrol theme and the truck would be great for surf trips. The upscale interior of the Colorado would give lifeguards a comfortable place to work, as well, and either the 193-horsepower four-cylinder engine or the 302-hp V6 would work just fine for beach driving.

Head over to the photo gallery to see the beach patrol Colorado.


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      Dave
      • 1 Year Ago
      When do we get to see the GMC version?
      Dark Gnat
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well that didn't take long. Strip away the decals and leave the yellow grille. It looks awesome.
      Stevan Cartwright
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like the look of the new Colorado... My mom owned an 05 Colorado with the 5 cylinder engine and to say the least it wasn't very nice..lots of plastic and it just never felt roomy inside and I always thought it was odd that it had a 5 cylinder.. This one looks much much improved.
      Seal Rchin
      • 1 Year Ago
      Some people stand in the darkness Afraid to step into the light Some people need to help somebody When the edge of surrender’s in sight.. Don’t you worry! Its gonna be alright ‘cause I’m always ready, I won’t let you out of my sight. I’ll be ready (I’ll be ready) Never you fear (no don’t you fear) I’ll be ready Forever and always I’m always here.
        Seal Rchin
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Seal Rchin
        What............why am i getting downvotes. Baywatch had exactly the same yellow pick ups, ..........remember Mitch Buchannon, I'll be ready..........Pamela.........the good times.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Seal Rchin
          [blocked]
          JayP
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Seal Rchin
          The internets man... the internets.
          JayP
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Seal Rchin
          Hey- you got downvoted on the the Alabama. Don't go all WTF.
      Hazdaz
      • 1 Year Ago
      If they price is truck (base price) right around $20k, Chevy is going to make a KILLING with it. Sharp looking truck, with very good power numbers, a diesel on the way, and doesn't take 3 parking spots or 2 lanes on the highway. If the mileage numbers beat the full-size trucks and they can keep the price low, this is going to be a big hit for them. Maybe then Ford will wake up and bring back the Ranger.
        Seal Rchin
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hazdaz
        See i think that is exactly why it will not sell. I think given a choice people would take a bigger, better truck. Silverado starts at 23K, and i don't see how Colorado will have much better MPGs because.......Silverado is the single most important vehicle for GM, engine is made for it, tranny is made for it, where's Colorado will have off the shelf parts. I think people will chose to put up 2K-3K more for the "real deal"
          Smilez1105
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Seal Rchin
          Trollin', trollin', trollin', Seal Urine keeps on trollin', RAWHIDE!
          theautojunkie
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Seal Rchin
          Seal, can I support GM in saying "not everybody wants a full size pickup, because this market lends to someone that only needs it for work occasionally (I'm sure your going to see a single cab version), or to satisfy the small business need. This definitely is a compromise, to a full size Sierra/Silverado, but fits a lot of buyer's profiles for owning a truck....
          Hazdaz
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Seal Rchin
          Silverado starts at approximately $25k according to the article the other day. That's $5000 cheaper if they go with this truck. This truck also weights a whopping 900 lbs less and looks like it will have a smaller frontal area (for aerodynamics) - it definitely will be more fuel efficient, the only question is by how much. Being small, it will no doubt be easier to drive and especially to park.
          5speed
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Seal Rchin
          What do you mean real deal? I would take a smaller truck over the ugly bloated Broderado anyday. I don't see why people would take a massive, overpowered, gas guzzling road queen of a truck when they could have a light, compact, fuel-efficient, better-looking, and definitely more offroad-capable truck like the Colorado. At least that's my mindset. But then again I don't need to compensate for things under the waist by buying a massive truck.
      Roger
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Colorado looks nice. There's only one thing about its looks that bother me - I don't like how the the second window kind of slopes up at the bottom. I don't know why, but that is driving me crazy! I wish they'd just made it go in a line from the bottom of the front window, squared it off a little. Oh well...
        mahalo5000
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Roger
        Agreed. That window line doesn't match up with top of the pickup bed. Some accessory company can make a small black decal to straighten it out
        user164
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Roger
        I don't really like that part either. However, it is from the "world" Colorado, so I guess they were probably stuck with it unless they spent some serious $$$. It's a nice truck, but I still like the block-ier styling of the Silverado better (I appear to be in the minority on this one though :D).
        Jesus!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Roger
        I dont like it either and if Ford stays mostly true to the Atlas we will see the same thing but not as pronounced as here. Blah.
      Charles Robichaud
      • 1 Year Ago
      cool, are they bring back baywatch... i'd like to get Pamela Anderson in the back of that, of course there's probably not enough room for her **** back there!!! it is only a extracab version after all. while on the subject... ummm how many airbags does it come with? hers are definitely the ones i would want to save my life!!! hmmm... airbags with fake boobies in them, what a concept!!! nah, geeks worldwide would be crashing into buildings just to get some action!
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Charles Robichaud
        Of all the celebrities out there, Pamela Anderson wouldn't be in my top 100. You can have her.
      dxrx
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks great. Power train options seem promising. Fuel economy should be min 25 mpg. It's all about pricing now. If a 3.6 4x4 is within 2 - 3 grand of a silverado 4.3 xtra cab 4 x4..... I'll stick with the full size and take the resale. Do the right thing GM. Please
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dxrx
        Really depends on configuration. If you're going to compare a very well equipped Colorado to a lower equipped Silverado, they're going to be close in price. You can play that came with any manufacturer and any car if you want to look at a fully loaded version of a cheaper car vs entry level of one a class above. Plus some people just don't WANT a full size, which I think is where this segment has promise moreso than price. At the time I had my Tacoma, I didn't WANT a full size even though I could have bought one with not much more money put out and some of the really good incentives they had at the time. Even now comparing OTD pricing on my 2009 Tacoma bought brand new and my 2013 Tundra I only paid 4 grand more OTD for a double cab Tundra 4x4 TRD pacakge than I did the access cab Tacoma Sport 4x4 back then.
      Jesse Gurr
      • 1 Year Ago
      Another niche that Ford gave up. Always used to see beach patrol Rangers and last gen Escapes. Bring back the Ranger please!
        JamesJ
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jesse Gurr
        Tables have turned here. Remember what happened when Chevy killed the Camaro? Ford reinvented the Mustang. Remember what happened when Chevy killed the Astro? Ford introduces the Transit Connect. Remember what happened when GM killed the Hummer? Ford introduces the Raptor.
          jtav2002
          • 1 Year Ago
          @JamesJ
          Aside from your first comparison, you're reaching quite a bit trying to make comparisons.
      • 1 Year Ago
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