In a race to cut down production costs, General Motors has announced that its 2013 model year Chevrolet Colorado will be manufactured in Thailand. After the new Chevy Colorado pickup has been tested on local roads to ensure that it can take on everything, General Motors will start production of the 2013 model at the Rayong plant in Thailand.
“This is GM Thailand’s largest-ever engineering and manufacturing program. It is proof of the outstanding skills and capability that exist in this country, and represents a firm commitment to our strategy of building where we sell. It has been a long journey, but it is incredibly rewarding to see the hard work and commitment of our team resulting in the production of a world-class vehicle every way”, said the GM Thailand vice president of manufacturing Kaher Kazeem.
“The truck that Thailand can be proud”, as the General Motors official added, will be available on the local auto market as a crew-cab and extended-cab variants, taking its power from the new four-cylinder Duramax diesel engines. No more details about the new generation of the Thai-made Chevy Colorado are known.