Next-gen Chevy Colorado pickup to be made and sold in the US image

After the automotive giant General Motors has revealed the 2012 model year of the Chevrolet Colorado, the American based automaker announced that the new generation of the midsize pickup trucks will be made and sold in the United States.

Even if details of the new generation Colorado are lacking, rumors are that the US based Chevrolet design team will analyze how Thailand customers are using their trucks because the Asian country is the world’s largest midsize pickup market, so the next Colorado might actually be based on the one made in Thailand, with both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive variants available and the “classic” choice between gas and diesel powered engines.

Chevrolet didn’t announce anything official regarding the next generation of the Colorado pickups but as a reminder, the 2012 version is coming with a 2.5 liter engine which is delivering 150 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque (258 lb-ft) and with a larger 2.8 liter generating 180 horsepower and 470 Nm of torque (346 lb-ft), both of them being made at the GM Thailand engine plant.

You can find more details about the 2012 Chevrolet Colorado here.