We only just recently had the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup to see how it fared against its aging competition in the segment. Now, Chevrolet is showing all of the optional kit available on the truck in the form of the Colorado Sport concept, which makes its debut at the State Fair of Texas.

For the Sport concept, Chevy took the Colorado crew cab model and loaded the pickup with its GearOn accessory system to carry even more stuff. The most obvious addition here is the rear rack over the bed for carrying two mountain bikes, but the changes go a lot further than that. There are also added cargo rings, a load divider and a tiered storage unit to organize all types of gear for a weekend of fun. For some added style, the truck also wears a set of black sidesteps, splash guards and wheel-lip moldings.

All of those parts are designed and engineered by Chevy, and they can be factored into the financing of a Colorado, if bought with the truck. The accessories also share the pickup's warranty. Only the wheels shown here aren't available because the automaker says they "are being evaluated for future production."

In case you miss the Colorado Sport concept in Texas, it's also going to be on display at the SEMA show in November. Scroll down for the full announcement about this outfitted truck.
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Chevrolet Introduces 2015 Colorado Sport Concept

GearOn™ system highlights lifestyle accessories for new midsize truck
2014-09-25

DALLAS – With a pair of mountain bikes mounted and a weekend's worth of gear stowed, Chevrolet's Colorado Sport concept is ready for adventure. It was unveiled today at the State Fair of Texas, demonstrating the lifestyle-oriented versatility of Chevy's all-new midsize pickup.

"It's not just mountain bikes, but just about any passion you can name, from kayaking, fishing, dirt bikes and more," said Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager. "It's a truck for those who need the versatility of a pickup to support their work and lifestyle interests, but don't need a full-size truck to do it."

The 2015 Colorado is available in extended- or crew-cab models, with a choice of a 2.5L four-cylinder or 3.6L V-6 engine. The Colorado's V-6 is the segment's most efficient, with an EPA-estimated 27 mpg on the highway (2.5L 2WD models), and the most powerful, at 305 horsepower (3.6L). It also boasts the segment's highest trailering rating – 7,000 pounds, when properly equipped.

The Colorado's interior is tailored to meet the needs and expectations of today's midsize truck customers. With a quiet cabin and interior designed for thoughtful functionality, the Colorado offers features common to cars and crossovers, including Chevy MyLink with a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and segment-first applications of Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Alert.

At the back of the Colorado, proven Chevrolet truck features offer conveniences not found in competitors' vehicles, including an easy lift-and-lower tailgate and rear bumper assist steps, which eases cargo loading.

The Colorado also offers the innovative and adjustable GearOnTM Accessory System that allows customers to stow larger items such as bikes and kayaks above the bed, leaving room for smaller gear, such as coolers and tents, inside the bed. The GearOnTM System is at the heart of the Colorado Sport concept's package of lifestyle and personalization accessories. Additional accessories on the truck – all available from Chevy dealers – include:

Assist steps
Cargo rings
Splash guards
Tiered storage
Bike rack
Cargo divider
Wheel lip moldings.

Accessories were at the heart of Colorado's development, giving customers options to match its capabilities with integrated functionality and designs to complement its distinctive styling. GearOnTM accessories are designed, engineered, tested and backed by Chevrolet, and many can be ordered with the vehicle and included in the price. The cost of added accessories can be factored into financing for the Colorado, and all vehicle accessories are covered by the new-vehicle warranty.

The Colorado Sport also wears unique concept wheels that are being evaluated for future production.

Prices for the 2015 Colorado start at $20,995 for a four-door extended cab model with a 200-horsepower four-cylinder engine. Chevrolet supports Colorado owners with two years or 24,000 miles (whichever comes first) of scheduled maintenance.

Editors' Note: The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price includes destination freight charge but excludes tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

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