Photography by Chris Doane Automotive
Our spy shooters have been keeping a close watch on the coming small pickups from GM because we're getting close to the debut of the redesigned Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. We should be seeing something official by the second quarter of 2014 so, for now, we just have to wait … unless more of the camouflage continues to fall off the test vehicles. Here's what our spies shared with to us:
"The coming 2015 Chevy Colorado pickup is having a rough time; some camouflage looks like it's been intentionally removed, while other parts of it have simply fallen off during the test run.
"With less camouflage up front, it's easier to get a good look at the new front end. It's plain to see the U.S. model will have a significantly different look than the export Colorado. Additionally, some of the camo on the rear of the Colorado fell off, giving us a better look at the tailgate and tail lamps.
"In Asia, the Colorado is sold only with diesel motors. That likely won't be the case in the U.S. Here, we'll almost certainly get a V-6 and smaller, four-cylinder option. GM has many available engines to choose from, including a 2.0-liter I-4 turbo from Cadillac or the 2.5-liter from the new Malibu. A four-cylinder turbo-diesel could also be offered."
We expect the new Wentzville, Mo., plant to start production of both of GM's midsize pickup trucks by middle of next year. As the durability and final integration testing is completed, we're hoping to see more revealing early production units driving around. And when they do, we'll be there.