Chevrolet Colorado Diesel Midnight Edition awarded to MLB All-Star MVP image

It pays off to be a top athlete – and this is because they work harder than most of us. For example, Eric Hosmer – the MLB All-Star MVP – has been gifted a Chevy Colorado Diesel Midnight Edition.

And he was actually in a position to bargain – because he was allowed to choose between the truck and a Camaro. Chevrolet is of course doing a marketing stunt in awarding 2016 MLB All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Eric Hosmer this new Colorado Diesel Midnight Edition. Hosmer’s other option was an equally enticing (in our book, more) Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition Convertible. Anyways, the Colorado has the blacked out grille, a folding tonneau cover, and 17-inch alloy wheels with Goodyear DuraTrac tires – the example also boasts a sport bar, side steps, and auxiliary LED lights.

Power comes courtesy of a turbocharged 2.8-liter Duramax diesel engine packing 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque – it has been linked to a six-speed automatic transmission and the optional four-wheel drive system. “Hosmer’s spectacular on-field performance tonight demonstrates to all baseball fans and especially our kids that hard work, determination and teamwork is what wins, and that is why Chevrolet is proud to present the MVP award,” said Chevrolet U.S. vice president Brian Sweeney. Chevy is also the official vehicle of Major League Baseball since 2005 and has contributed to raising at least $28 million to support youth baseball.