The 2015 Chevy Colorado was one of last week's big debuts at the LA Auto Show, so big that our editors ranked it second in our list of Top Five debuts from the show. We thought Chevy's reentry into the midsize pickup market deserved a closer look, so we sent West Coast Editor Mike Harley to talk to Jeff Luke, chief engineer of midsize and fullsize trucks for Chevrolet.
2015 Chevrolet Colorado: LA 2013
- Jeffrey N. Ross
- Nov 25, 2013
After years of watching the market for compact and midsize pickup trucks dry up, we're finally starting to see some genuinely exciting events unfold. Aside from bringing the first all-new vehicle to this market in years, not to mention an upcoming diesel engine, Automotive News reports that Chevy is considering the development of a special off-road version of the 2015 Chevy Colorado, which could bring back the ZR2 moniker.
- Pete Bigelow
- Nov 21, 2013
One of the more curious developments at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week was the return of the Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck. General Motors ended production of the Colorado and its cousin, the GMC Canyon, early last year. At the time, the decision seemed to be the final curtain for small and midsize domestic pickups, as it followed Ford's decision to kill the Ranger and Chrysler's decision to end production of the Dodge Dakota.
- Brandon Turkus
- Nov 20, 2013
Chevy's return to the midsize pickup segment has been a long time coming, kicking off when word of the not-for-America 2012 Colorado broke (although that debut was followed up by a quick announcement that a US-spec Colorado was in the cards). Now, the Bowtie brand has come back with a striking new pickup, which will represent the first American brand in the midsize pickup segment since production of the first-generation Colorado and GMC Canyon ended in 2012.