LA Auto Show: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado officially unveiled [live images / video] image

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado has been officially unveiled by the North American based automaker, during the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.

After it was teased several times and after some leaks, the new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is finally here and it’s being placed into the spotlights with the carmaker officially pulling the wraps off its body during the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. The model in question is specially developed for the North American market and it has “class leading payload capacity and trailering capacity” of more than 3,039 kg (6,700 pounds), a distinctive design, features like the lane departure warning and forward collision alert and much more.

“We designed the Colorado to be the most versatile and most capable in its segment, bar none. Not everyone needs full-size capability, but they still deserve the strength and true-truck attributes that come in larger models. The Colorado delivers capability with confidence – and a fun-to-drive spirit that complements active lifestyles”, said the GM Trucks executive engineer, Jeff Luke.

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado has a 6-foot bed on the extended cab, a 5-foot bed on the crew cab and a 6-foot bed on the crew cab and, with the tailgate down, the 6-foot bed is allowing the hauling of 8-foot long items. Chevy is offering the 2015 Colorado in WT, LT and Z71 trim levels, with either two-wheel or four-wheel drive and standard features like the projector headlights, the chrome trim or the 17-inch aluminum wheels.

An 8-inch color touch screen with multiple USB drives are also available for the model, on the LT and Z71 versions, along with a 3.4 inch information screen in the instrument cluster, natural language voice recognition, navigation system, 6 airbags, large rearview mirrors, standard rearview camera, lane departure warning, forward collision alert, StabiliTrak electronic stability control and much more.

The engine lineup found on the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado includes a 2.5 liter unit, with 193 HP (146 kW) and 253 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque, with 90 percent of it available from 2,000 rpm to 6,200 rpm, along with a larger 3.6 liter unit, producing a total output of 302 HP (224 kW) and 366 Nm (270 lb-ft) of torque. Both engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. No pricing details have been announced yet.