Global Mid-Size Truck Fans Get An Early Christmas With Jalopnik's Chevrolet Colorado Leak

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
global mid size truck fans get an early christmas with jalopnik s chevrolet colorado

Jalopnik does it again, with this Edmunds-supplied leak of the Chevrolet Colorado. GM’s mid-size truck looks like it’s gotten a thorough cosmetic revamping compared to the global variants, but no word on what powertrains we’ll be getting.

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  • Justgregit Justgregit on Nov 19, 2013

    Make this 1/2-3/4 the size and I might be interested. Same problem as the current gen Taco, too big. Last time I went car shopping I looked long and hard at the Tacoma, test drove it a number of times, and just couldn't do it. I've owned older 'Yotas in the past and liked the size up until the early 2000's (also a fan of old S10's, Ranger's, etc). I hate the road presence of a large truck, and that its such a pain to park, and its just plain inconvenience. I ended up buying a Golf instead and putting a roof rack on it. I have an older 22re 4runner I keep around for offroading and if I need to haul shit, but it would have been nice to have a reasonable daily driver that also offered those options.

    • CJinSD CJinSD on Nov 19, 2013

      I'm 6'2", and I like the Tacoma's cabin size. I drove one of the bigger Tacomas the other day though, and with a 4-door cab and reasonable sized bed, it is too big to be convenient in our unlined parallel parking spaces. A friend of mine buys them with the jump-seat cab though, and those are probably as small as there is a real market for in this age of super-sized people. It isn't like 'global' trucks are smaller.

  • Jeff S Jeff S on Nov 19, 2013

    I like the looks of this truck and think if it is competitively priced and offered with an optional diesel it could do well. I hope the this truck sells well enough to give Toyota and Nissan an incentive to update their midsize trucks.

  • 360joules 360joules on Nov 19, 2013

    Only 9 more years and I can swap in the legendary Toyota 3 litre diesel into our family Truckster, 1997 4Runner! If it wasn't for mounting issues, a GM 3800 V6 would be the backup plan.

  • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Nov 19, 2013

    Good looking truck. Engine and tranny combo's will make it or break it for GMC. Mind you, not much in the way of competition so it has a good chance of eating into Toyota sales if it turns out to be reliable.

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    • Art  Vandelay Art Vandelay on Nov 20, 2013

      @DenverMike That's my thought...I can't see how they make a profit here but I'll be pulling for them. As a midsize truck guy I will be highly disapointed if in 2023 I go shopping and see the same tired Tacoma and Frontier in the showrooms. Hopefully this puts some life in the segment but I see a tough road to turning a profit not to mention that each sale is a potential lost sale of a more profitable Chevy or GMC fullsize. I think that last fact is why the Japanese makers have less of a problem selling the midsize trucks...They sell way fewer fullsize trucks to begin with.