The mid-size truck class is one of the most interesting segments in the automotive industry. Well, this particular segment is full of outstanding, and powerful models. One of them is the forthcoming 2021 Chevrolet Colorado. The popular pickup will be available later this year, and it will deliver numerous changes and upgrades.
The Michigan-based automaker will reveal minor mechanical improvement, just to keep Colorado in the track with the rest of the class. To be precise, the upcoming model will get a mid-cycle refreshment. This upgrade will feature visual changes and tech updates for the cabin. On top of that, we could see a brand-new turbo-four engine as well.
2021 Chevrolet Colorado Exterior Updates
As for the exterior design, Colorado always had a distinctive appearance and styling. 2021MY won’t be any different. While most of the changes will occur at the backside of the truck, the front will get treatment as well. Well, there’s been some rumors regarding the new platform. But, the rumors are false. The complete redesign will happen, but a couple of years from now.
Until then, Chevy Colorado rides in the same architecture. Now, let’s see what’s new and what features are upgraded. First thing you’ll notice id the larger grille. Also, the headlights are reshaped a bit. The rear bumper is completely new, while the tailgate is refined as well. Moreover, the 2021 Colorado will introduce new exterior colors, to match the bold styling.
The upcoming 2021 Chevrolet Colorado delivers a good amount of technological updates for the cabin. Let’s start by mentioning the completely new infotainment system, and brand-new displays. Furthermore, the navigation is now standard across all levels, as well as the Android Auto/Apple CarPlay connectivity.
The complete cabin is very driver-oriented, highly functional, and very comfortable. The dashboard gets a new look, and the instrument cluster is redesigned as well. Still, we expect that the 2021 Colorado will include more safety features.
2021 Chevrolet Colorado Could Get a New Engine
As we mentioned above, 2021 Chevrolet Colorado will keep the existing platform. Although the company is developing a new architecture, it won’t be available for the forthcoming mid-size model. But, Colorado could get a new engine. According to reports, it will be a 2.7-liter turbo-four unit. The new engine will produce 310 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. But, we must wait from the official confirmation from the Chevrolet.
Anyhow, the standard engine option will be a 2.5-liter four-cylinder mill, which generates 200 hp and 190 lb-ft of twist. Also, reliable 3.6-liter V6 will be optional. The total amount of the V6 unit is 308 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. To conclude the engine options, the Michigan-based automaker will offer a diesel mill as well. It is the familiar 2.8-liter Duramax. which makes 180 hp and 370 lb-ft of torque. Well, if the new engine arrives it will probably use a refined 10-speed automatic transmission.
Release Date and Price
We see a slight rise in the starting price for current Colorado. However, the 2021MY will keep the same price. The brand-new model comes with a price tag of $23,000. Well, it’s an affordable price for an outstanding vehicle like this.
But, if you want something more exclusive, there’s will be higher trims with more equipment and unique features. The precise release date is still unknown. But, we expect to see new Colorado in the last quarter of 2020.