Our spy shooters got another look at the future General Motors midsize pickup truck, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado. These photos give us yet another clear look at the Colorado, which will be twinned with the 2015 GMC Canyon when both models launch next year.
As we saw in teaser photos, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado has a black grille that is bisected by a thick chrome strip, with a prominent Chevrolet bowtie emblem in the center. Its upswept headlights, curved roofline, and flat body sides are all carried over from international versions of the Chevrolet Colorado that have been on sale in Asia for several years. The plain tailgate is bookended by fairly traditional, vertical taillight assemblies.
GM has spent $133 million getting its Wentzville, Missouri, assembly and stamping plant ready to build the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon twins. Both of the models were discontinued after 2012 but will return to provide a smaller, more affordable pickup truck beneath the recently redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra.
Engine choices will include a V-6 with direct injection and variable valve timing, likely displacing 3.6 liters. Other choices for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon are likely to include either the 2.5-liter inline-four or 2.0-liter turbo-four engines found elsewhere in the GM stable. Both crew- and regular-cab versions of the trucks will be offered.
Given that GM has already released teaser photos of the trucks' grilles, expect the automaker to dribble out more information on the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon later this year and into 2014.