Yes, the Bangkok Motor Show, which is a thing, will feature a rough-and-tumble concept with what certainly looks to be a tweaked fascia, based on the single teaser image. We can see a thin strip of LED running lights that mostly fit the shape of the current truck's headlights. Such a move would bring visual parity to the Colorado and the full-size Silverado, which got its own facelift for model-year 2016.
But what makes us so confident that what's shown in Bangkok will arrive in the US? As we said, the second-generation Colorado first debuted in the Thai market, before coming to America. This precedence gives us hope that whatever change is being shown in Bangkok will come to America to freshen up Chevy's entry level truck.
As for the concept itself, it's quite clear that whatever Chevy has up its sleeve, it's designed for Thailand's more rural paths, rather than the paved roads of Bangkok. We can see a new roof rack, a snorkel, a much more powerful hood, and hugely flared wheel arches. And if we kick the exposure way up in Photoshop, we can get a good look at the super knobbly off-road tires. Judging by the rubber, we're betting this concept has been lifted a couple inches, too.
You can check out the teaser above, and then head back here when unnamed Colorado concept debuts next week.
BANGKOK, THAILAND – Chevrolet Thailand will unveil two exciting show vehicles that will hint at new directions for the brand's focus on pickup trucks and SUVs in the Thai market. To be revealed at the 37th Bangkok International Motor Show 2016, the show vehicles will be the main highlights of the automaker's booth.
"This year at the Bangkok International Motor Show, we are unveiling two show vehicles that point to an exciting future direction for Chevrolet in Thailand. We are looking forward to sharing this with everyone," said Marcos A. Purty, Managing Director, GM Thailand and Chevrolet Sales Thailand.
Visitors to Chevrolet's booth will also be able to find out more about the new 2016 Chevrolet Captiva SUV. It is the first SUV in Thailand that supports Apple CarPlay. Special promotions for Chevrolet customers, including the ever-popular trade-in promotion, will also be back, this time with the added excitement of an opportunity to win a trip to England.
Chevrolet's booth is located at A12, Impact Challenger Muangthong Thani. The 37th Bangkok International Motor Show 2016 is open to the public from March 23 to April 3, 2016. Opening hours are 12.00 – 22.00 pm on weekdays and 11.00 – 22.00 pm on weekends.