2016 Chevrolet Colorado Xtreme

2016 Chevrolet Colorado Xtreme

2016 Chevrolet Colorado Xtreme

2016 Chevrolet Colorado Xtreme Thailand division recently presented an off-road concept version of the international Colorado pickup. Called the Colorado Xtreme, the pickup supplies a one-off look with lots of updated components built to tackle any the outdoors. Though this specific truck isn't really heading to manufacturing, GM claims this hints Chevy's future layout instructions.

"These show vehicles were produced to inject excitement and also enthusiasm into the essential pickup as well as SUV segments, and also strengthen Chevrolet's commitment to the Thai market," claims GM Thailand as well as Chevrolet Sales Thailand Taking care of Supervisor Marcos Purty.

Vanchana Unakul, general director of Engineering for GM Thailand as well as Southeast Asia, followed up by claiming, "The two automobiles have the same system yet completely various personalities. The show trucks are an expedition into the platform's significant possibility and also versatility.".

While the U.S. might not see get the Colorado Xtreme, reports are still swirling concerning Chevy offering a hard-core ZR2 off-road plan for the Colorado. Such a vehicle-- if developed appropriately-- should compete with the Ford F-150 Raptor. So in anticipation of the Colorado ZR2, allow's look at Thailand's variation of the Colorado Xtreme. Possibly GM will certainly discuss some of the layout elements.

Okay, so we've currently seen a hard-core off-road version of the U.S.-spec Colorado, however Chevy has yet to debut it. In fact, it was back in November of 2014 when the ZR2 concept debuted at the LA Automobile Show. The concept vehicle packed a high-riding suspension with remote storage tank shocks, weighty Goodyear tires, as well as custom steel bumpers front and rear. The front bumper consisted of a winch and also two recuperation tow factors. The hood also showcased a heat extractor for far better cooling of the 2.8-liter Duramax four-cylinder turbodiesel.

2016 Chevrolet Colorado Xtreme Exterior

2016 Chevrolet Colorado Xtreme Exterior
2016 Chevrolet Colorado Xtreme Exterior
Thailand's version showcases a comparable hood duct, but takes the vehicle's look to a brand-new level. The front bumper is similar to the ZR2 Idea's, however includes an integrated LED light bar, haze lights, and a lot more pragmatic tow points ready for D-ring shackles. The vehicle additionally includes huge fender panaches, side action bars, a snorkel for the engine, a roofing system shelf, and sporting activities bar over the bed rails. The truck rides on mud tires installed on five-spoke beadlock wheels.

If the vehicle does make production, we would certainly anticipate the snorkel, roofing system rack, and also beadlock wheels to be missing.

2016 Chevrolet Colorado Xtreme Interior.

2016 Chevrolet Colorado Xtreme Interior.
2016 Chevrolet Colorado Xtreme Interior.
The worldwide Colorado now puts on a comparable interior as the U.S.-spec vehicle. The upgrade makes the cabin feel much more pleasant thanks to the large, eight-inch infomercial screen with MyLink software program, chrome trim, leather treatments, and also upgraded switchgear. The three-spoke wheel and also gear shifter are 2 of one of the most noticeable differences. Off-roaders will appreciate the Xtreme's major addition-- a built-in inclinometer set down atop the control panel.
Chevy says this vehicle, like its U.S. counterpart, now showcases Apple CarPlay as well as Android Vehicle connectivity.

2016 Chevrolet Colorado Xtreme Drivetrain.

Chevy makes no reference of the drivetrain within the Colorado Xtreme, however the most likely engine is the 2.8-liter Duramax. In its present over-seas setup, the four-cylinder turbodiesel makes 200 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. That's a full 19-horsepower more than the U.S.-spec version, though torque stays the same. That's most likely thanks to stricter discharges rankings below in the States. Delivering power to the wheels is a six-speed transmission.

The Colorado Xtreme utilizes a part-time, electronically managed transfer instance to send out power to the front axle. When the going gets tough, the driver simply chooses 4WD and also the transfer instance engages the front driveshaft, which consequently, powers the front axle.

2016 Chevrolet Colorado Xtreme Final thought.

2016 Chevrolet Colorado Xtreme Final thought.
2016 Chevrolet Colorado Xtreme Final thought.
The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Xtreme idea is a fantastic glance at exactly what we hope Chevy will be bringing with the manufacturing Colorado ZR2. The beefed-up suspension, bigger wheels and tires, metal bumpers, recovery winch, roofing rack, sporting activities bar, and also LED off-road lights all make the package deal a considerable upgrade to the typical Colorado.

What's more, the Colorado's midsize measurements make it much better suited for limited tracks and also even more technological off-road maneuvers. To puts it simply, it could go places the Ford F-150 Raptor can only dream of. Also still, the Colorado Xtreme (and hopefully soon the ZR2) could tackle the high-speed desert running the Raptor is understood for.

Let's merely wish this Colorado principle isn't really relegated to the "ought to have constructed it" group of GM's data. Especially here in The U.S.A., the vehicle and SUV market is blowing up, fasting car manufacturers to offer much better and also more capable equipments. Chevy should be smart to include the Xtreme's styling as well as features right into a production-ready pick-up.

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