June 5, 2014 – New Canaan, CT
Karl Chevrolet is pleased to introduce the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Pickup to the Connecticut market.
Chevrolet recently unveiled the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, which will redefine the midsize truck and offer real truck capability and versatility to Fairfield County area customers who don’t require a full-size truck.
The new Colorado is built with the DNA of a true Chevy truck, expected to deliver New Canaan area drivers class-leading power, payload and trailering ratings. Colorado goes on sale, at Karl Chevrolet, in fall 2014 as a 2015 model.
“Not every Connecticut and New York area driver needs a full-size pick-up,” said Steve Karl, Vice President of Karl Chevrolet. “The Colorado gives them the capability, strength and confidence that comes with owning one of the larger models; and it lets them choose exactly the right truck to meet their needs.”
The new Colorado was developed with metro New York-area drivers in mind, with distinctive design, comfort and connectivity features, including segment firsts such as available forward collision alert and lane departure warning. Plus sleek and sporty styling not typically found in traditional pickup trucks.
Chevrolet expects Colorado to be the most powerful truck in the segment, allowing New York area owners to haul and tow more. A 2.5L I-4 is standard, and a 3.6L V-6 is available. Each is matched with a six-speed automatic transmission, and the 2.5L is available with a six-speed manual transmission on extended cab 2WD Work Truck models.
When properly equipped, the Colorado is expected to offer class leading payload capacity and trailering capacity of more than 6,700 pounds (3,039 kg). That is more than enough capability for Connecticut area owners to throw a weekend’s worth of camping gear in the bed and tow a boat to their favorite lake or shore front launch site.
Colorado will also offer the segment’s only diesel engine in its second year – a proven Duramax 2.8L I-4 turbodiesel already offered in global markets. The diesel engine will expand Colorado’s powertrain lineup to cover the broadest range of needs.
The Colorado’s North American design is unique, with a confident stance and a sporty demeanor. Taller bedsides, for example, are exclusive to North America and match the aggressive, raked belt line of the cab, creating a distinctive proportion that reinforces the truck’s athleticism while better securing items stored in the bed.
The 2015 Colorado’s configurations are an extended cab model with a 6-foot bed, a crew cab with a 5-foot bed and a crew cab with a 6-foot bed. With the tailgate down, the 6-foot bed allows hauling of 8-foot-long items.
WT, LT and Z71 trims are available, all in 2WD or 4WD. The off-road-inspired Z71 is the brawniest of the bunch. It also features a gunmetal grille surround – a change from the chrome standard on the other models – projector headlamps and unique 17-inch aluminum wheels.
And because it’s a true Chevy truck, the Colorado leaves nothing on the table when it comes to innovative solutions for hauling and accessing cargo, including a standard CornerStep rear bumper design and an available EZ Lift-and-Lower tailgate that uses an internal torsion bar to make raising the tailgate easier with one hand, and a damper for more-controlled lowering.
Blending cues from Silverado with a style all its own, the interior of the 2015 Colorado is designed to be comfortable for Connecticut area drivers. It is cleverly equipped and well connected. A bold, upright instrument panel with large instruments and a central driver information center is similar to Silverado, while featuring a center console with a floor-mounted shifter similar to those found in midsize cars and crossovers.
Colorado cabin designers paid exceptional attention to detail and premium appointments, including a sculpted headliner that enhances headroom, halo lighting on key controls for easier view and an open area at the front of the center console for easier phone charging. The Z71 model features exclusive color and trim details, including embossed seatbacks and contrast stitching.
The new Colorado’s technologies are aimed at complementing metro New York area owners’ lifestyles with connectivity and other features that support their daily and recreational lives – and help keep them safe.
Find New Roads with the all new 2015 Chevy Colorado from Karl Chevrolet in New Canaan Connecticut.