Soon enough, there will be 2018 Chevrolet Colorado out there in the world – and the world can hardly wait. With previous models setting the benchmark for reliability and performance, it seems the new Colorado has some big tires to fill. Let’s see what the rumors have to say about it.
Release Date of 2018 Chevrolet Colorado
The exact release date is still unknown, maybe late 2017 or early 2018 – more on that as the story progresses.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado Price
According to its competition as well as earlier models, the base version of 2018 Chevrolet Colorado should go for $30-35,000, but this is only our best guess for the time being.
The exterior of the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado is most likely going to be very muscular and aggressive-looking. Of course, signature badges are to be expected on strategic locations throughout the body, but most likely the fenders.
That and the numerous trim packages are the signature feature of this truck. The rest is more or less the same; the grill has been slightly revised and now looks beefier, there are the same old side steps in the rear and the stake pocket handgrip is the norm –this is a practical vehicle, after all.
The overall Colorado styling is beginning to show signs of aging, but still holds out true and true.
Interior of Chevrolet Colorado
The inside of the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado is rumored to be just as practical and versatile as the exterior, if not more so. If you want luxury in your truck, this may not be the best option, with rubbery-looking plastics and relatively small seats – this does not mean they are not ergonomic or that cabin space is low.
The dashboard and the instruments look pretty much the same, with ample room in the cabin for all five occupants – or four if you have opted for the Extended Cab over the Crew Cab when presented with the choice of cabin options.
The MyLink infotainment system is going to make a comeback, albeit in an updated version and on the 8-inch touch screen, complete with Apple’s CarPlay and Android Auto.
There is a second screen as well, but it is smaller and reserved for keeping the driver informed on the condition of the truck and alert him of any problems that might have arisen.
Chevy Colorado Engine
Sadly, the info on the engine of the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado is incredibly scarce, and there is a lot of speculation going around as to what could it be.
So far, the safest bet is the upgraded version of the 2.8 L Duramax engine with four cylinders and aluminum heads complete with DOHC design.
The exact power output is still unknown, and so is the torque, but the new engine should easily exceed 370 hp and just as many lb-ft of torque, and at no more than 2,000 rpm, if you can believe it.
The older versions could barely crank out 180 hp at 3,400 rpm. As for transmission, the old Hydra-Matic 6L50 6-speed automatic is most likely going to do the job just fine.