General Motors just sent out an interesting press release regarding the all-new, midsize Chevy Colorado that will be sold in markets across Asia Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, and South America. Pre-production models are seen here in camouflage undergoing final testing in Thailand, where they will be introduced first.
Of particular interest is that the Colorado will feature crew cab and extended cab variants powered by GM's new fuel-efficient four-cylinder Duramax diesel engines.
The new Colorado will be built at GM's Rayong assembly plant, which has undergone a $300 million upgrade, including a retooling of the entire vehicle assembly line. GM's powertrain plant next door will build the Colorado's newly developed 2.5L and 2.8L diesel engines, which feature overhead cams, turbocharging, and aluminum cylinder heads.
Are you jealous? Do you wish the diesel-powered Colorado would come to North America?