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GM unveils new small pickup

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Chipskip, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. Chipskip

    Chipskip [OP] N7MCS

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    General Motors unveiled a rare new breed of pickup truck at the Los Angeles Auto Show: A redesigned Chevrolet Colorado
    It's rare because it's a small truck from a domestic automaker, something you won't find at any Chevy, Ford or Dodge dealership now.
    In fact, just in the last couple of years, Ford has stopped selling the Ranger small truck, and Dodge has discontinued its Dakota.
    The GM Colorado, introduced Wednesday, was created specifically for the North American market and is not related to a larger truck, also called the Chevrolet Colorado, that GM sells overseas.
    Here's the thing: The Colorado's not that small.
    It's really a mid-sized truck designed to compete against trucks like the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma.
    GM's U.S.-based competitors say they don't need to offer trucks smaller than the Ford F150 and Dodge Ram because trucks are now fuel efficient enough to meet customer needs.
    In fact, the most efficient versions of their big trucks, they point out, are less thirsty than the smaller Japanese trucks.
    But, even though it isn't releasing fuel economy figures yet, GM is promising a more fuel efficient truck than any of the others.
    The Colorado's base engine will be a 193-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder. There's also a 302-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 available as an option. Both engines will come with 6-speed transmissions. A diesel engine will be offered later.
    GM's also promising better technology features on the new Colorado.
    "The customer is looking for a number of different things," GM spokesman Otie McKinley said. "We're going to stand tall in the competitive set."
    Like it's larger sibling, the Silverado, the Colorado will have an eight-inch color touch screen inside the cab and a number of USB ports to connect and charge devices like iPods and phones. It will also offer safety features such as forward collision and lane departure warnings.
    GM stopped producing the last-generation Colorado in 2012, but the development of its replacement had been delayed by the automaker's 2009 bankruptcy.
    "This was a product we wanted to bring back and we wanted to bring back correct," McKinley said.

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  2. Large

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    Gaunt596 Resident Otaku

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    meh, its just more GM garbage, i dont care what they do the imports will always be better in my eyes, GM has screwed my family too many times, there a horrible company that no one should have to do business with :puke:
     
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    ...still a GM.
    GM still has a looong time before they shake the bad memories of piss poor quality of decades past.
    Unless that thing costs half the price of a taco it wont touch taco sales.
     
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    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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  8. TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    I agree and also disagree. i think sells will be kinda high. I think i recall a few members joining and saying that they got a taco because gm and other big 3 don’t have anything for small truck anymore. i agree it probably wont have the sell numbers that the tacoma has, but it will still sell a lot.


    I also read they will over a small diesel engine the 2nd year it is out.

    It does look a hell of a lot better nicer than the old one did. the old i5 was a POS from everything i read and that was one of the big down falls to the truck, other than the all around smallnis of it. looks to be about the size of the tacoma now.
     
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    I refuse to acknowledge this thread exists.
     
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    Looks like a DCSB

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    It honestly looks a lot better than the international version now only time will tell if it sells good or flops.
     
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