Chevrolet Colorado: Variants explained

The local pickup truck segment is packed with offerings that bank on practicality. That’s why Chevrolet Philippines, under The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI), thought it would spice things up with a pickup truck designed and engineered "for those who dare."


The Chevrolet Colorado was introduced in the Philippine market back in 2012 and has been an industry staple ever since. Dubbed the “king of torque,” the Chevrolet Colorado was one of the first to offer 500Nm of torque in the segment. It also delivers 200hp, thanks to its American-truck DNA and the 2.8L Duramax four-cylinder turbo-diesel VGT engine it hides under the hood.


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During its Philippine debut, the Colorado piqued the interest of many truck buyers because of its potential. It has since stood its ground against strong segment contenders like the Ford Ranger, Nissan Navara, Toyota Hilux, Mitsubishi Strada, and the Mazda BT-50.


Today, the Chevrolet Colorado can be had in seven variants. We break them down to help hopeful Colorado owners put a finger on which trim level suits them best.


Powertrain



  • Engine Type: Diesel, 2.8 liters DL L4, DOHC, 16 valves

  • Turbo Charger: VGT (Variable Geometry Turbo)

  • Maximum Power: 200hp/3,800rpm

  • Maximum Torque: 500Nm/2,000rpm

  • Fuel Type: Diesel

  • Transmission Type: Six-Speed Automatic Transmission

  • Shield Transfer Case Switch Type: Electric Shift on Fly

  • Brakes Front: Vented Disc Brake

  • Brakes Rear: Drum Brake

  • Suspension Front: Independent, Double Wishbone with Coil Spring and Gas Shock Absorbers

  • Suspension Rear: Axle Suspension with Leaf Spring


Exterior



  • Bumper Front: Body Color

  • Bumper Rear: Chrome

  • Front Grille: Chrome

  • Headlamp: Color Bezel Blade Silver, Halogen, Daytime Running Lamp, and Leveling Control

  • Roof Rail: Equipped

  • Outside Door Handle: Chrome Strip

  • Side Step Running Board: Equipped

  • Front and Rear Molded Mudguard: Equipped

  • Hood Stripes Decals: N/A

  • Side Decals: N/A

  • Bedliner High Impact: N/A

  • Sports Roll Bar: N/A

  • Tail Stop Lamp: Light Emitting Diode (LED)

  • Tail Gate Handle: Chrome

  • B-Pillar: Equipped

  • Inside Multiple Cargo Hooks: Equipped

  • Bedliner High Impact Protection: Equipped


Interior



  • Center Console: Jet Black

  • Interior Panel: Jet Black/Dark Ash

  • Interior Molding: Dark Ash

  • Front Row Seats: Jet Black/Dark Ash Leather

  • Inside Door Handle: Glossy Chrome

  • Door Trim: Jet Black/Dark Ash

  • Power Windows: Express-Up/Down

  • Electrical Outlet: Three

  • Chevrolet MyLink: BYOM 2.5 i06

  • Touch Screen Display: Eight-inch Display

  • Speakers: Seven

  • Bluetooth Connectivity: Equipped

  • Apple CarPlay: Equipped with SIRI Eyes Free

  • Android Auto Integration: Equipped

  • A/C System: Auto Climate Controls, Digital Temperature Selector, Electronic Air Mode Distribution Selector, with Cooler/Heater and Pollen Filter


Safety



  • Reverse Camera: Equipped

  • Electronic Auto Cruise Control: Equipped

  • Remote Engine Start: Equipped

  • Dual Airbag Module: Equipped

  • Speed Sensing Door Lock/Drive Away Lock: Equipped

  • Immobilizer: Equipped

  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS): Equipped

  • Traction Control System: Equipped

  • Hill Start Assist: Equipped

  • Hill Descent Control: Equipped

  • Trailer Sway Control: Equipped

  • Brake Assist: Equipped

  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution: Equipped

  • Electronic Stability Control: Equipped

  • Electrical Theft Deterrent Alarm: Equipped

  • Forward Collision Alert: Equipped

  • Lane Departure Warning: Equipped

  • Front and Rear Park Assist Sensor: Equipped

  • Seat Belt Front: Three-point ELR with Pretensioner and Force Limiter

  • Seat Belt Rear: Three-point ELR


Also available is the Colorado 4×4 2.8L LTZ MT (P1,539,888) that virtually has the same features, but with a manual transmission and a maximum torque of 440Nm.


Powertrain



  • Engine Type: Diesel, 2.8 liters DL L4, DOHC, 16 valves

  • Turbo Charger: VGT (Variable Geometry Turbo)

  • Maximum Power: 200hp/3,800rpm

  • Maximum Torque: 500Nm/2,000rpm

  • Fuel Type: Diesel

  • Transmission Type: Six-Speed Automatic Transmission

  • Shield Transfer Case Switch Type: N/A

  • Brakes Front: Vented Disc Brake

  • Brakes Rear: Drum Brake

  • Suspension Front: Independent, Double Wishbone with Coil Spring and Gas Shock Absorbers

  • Suspension Rear: Axle Suspension with Leaf Spring


Exterior



  • Bumper Front: Body Color

  • Bumper Rear: Black Painted

  • Front Grille: Silver with Chrome Molding

  • Headlamp: Halogen

  • Roof Rail: N/A

  • Outside Door Handle: Body Color

  • Side Step Running Board: Step Tube

  • Front and Rear Molded Mudguard: Equipped

  • Hood Stripes Decals: Standard LTX Design

  • Side Decals: Tire Tracks Side Decals

  • Bedliner High Impact: Standard Under Rail

  • Sports Roll Bar: Standard (Fiber Glass Two-Tone)

  • Tail Stop Lamp: Bulb

  • Tail Gate Handle: Black

  • B-Pillar: Body Color

  • Inside Multiple Cargo Hooks: Equipped

  • Bedliner High Impact Protection: Equipped


Interior



  • Center Console: Very Dark Neutral with Gray Cubic Print

  • Interior Panel: Jet Black/Dark Ash

  • Interior Molding: Dark Ash

  • Front Row Seats: Jet Black/Dark Ash Leather Perforated with Red Stitching

  • Inside Door Handle: Silver

  • Door Trim: Jet Black/Dark Ash

  • Power Windows: Express-Up/Down

  • Electrical Outlet: Three

  • Chevrolet MyLink: BYOM 2.0 i0B

  • Touch Screen Display: Seven-inch Display

  • Speakers: Four

  • Bluetooth Connectivity: Equipped

  • Apple CarPlay: Equipped with SIRI Eyes Free

  • Android Auto Integration: Equipped

  • A/C System: Manual Climate Control, Manual Temperature Selector, Manual Air Mode Distribution Selector, with Cooler/Heater and Pollen Filter


Safety



  • Reverse Camera: N/A

  • Electronic Auto Cruise Control: N/A

  • Remote Engine Start: N/A

  • Dual Airbag Module: Equipped

  • Speed Sensing Door Lock/Drive Away Lock: N/A

  • Immobilizer: Equipped

  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS): Equipped

  • Traction Control System: N/A

  • Hill Start Assist: N/A

  • Hill Descent Control: N/A

  • Trailer Sway Control: N/A

  • Brake Assist: N/A

  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution: Equipped

  • Electronic Stability Control: N/A

  • Electrical Theft Deterrent Alarm: N/A

  • Forward Collision Alert: N/A

  • Lane Departure Warning: N/A

  • Front and Rear Park Assist Sensor: Rear Back-Up Assist Sensors

  • Seat Belt Front: Three-point ELR with Pretensioner and Force Limiter

  • Seat Belt Rear: Three-point ELR


Colorado 4×2 2.8L LX AT (P1,298,888)


Powertrain



  • Engine Type: Diesel, 2.8 liters DL L4, DOHC, 16 valves

  • Turbo Charger: VGT (Variable Geometry Turbo)

  • Maximum Power: 200hp/3,800rpm

  • Maximum Torque: 500Nm/2,000rpm

  • Fuel Type: Diesel

  • Transmission Type: Six-Speed Automatic Transmission

  • Shield Transfer Case Switch Type: N/A

  • Brakes Front: Vented Disc Brake

  • Brakes Rear: Drum Brake

  • Suspension Front: Independent, Double Wishbone with Coil Spring and Gas Shock Absorbers

  • Suspension Rear: Axle Suspension with Leaf Spring


Exterior



  • Bumper Front: Body Color

  • Bumper Rear: Black Painted

  • Front Grille: Black Grille

  • Headlamp: Halogen

  • Roof Rail: N/A

  • Outside Door Handle: Body Color

  • Side Step Running Board: Equipped

  • Front and Rear Molded Mudguard: Equipped

  • Hood Stripes Decals: N/A

  • Side Decals: N/A

  • Bedliner High Impact: Standard Over Rail

  • Sports Roll Bar: N/A

  • Tail Stop Lamp: Light Emitting Diode (LED)

  • Tail Gate Handle: Black

  • B-Pillar: Body Color

  • Inside Multiple Cargo Hooks: Equipped

  • Bedliner High Impact Protection: Equipped


Interior



  • Center Console: Very Dark Neutral Atmosphere

  • Interior Panel: Jet Black/Dark Ash

  • Interior Molding: Dark Ash

  • Front Row Seats: Jet Black / Dark Ash Cloth

  • Inside Door Handle: Silver

  • Door Trim: Jet Black/Dark Ash

  • Power Windows: Express-Up/Down

  • Electrical Outlet: Three

  • Chevrolet MyLink: BYOM 2.0 i0B

  • Touch Screen Display: Seven-inch Display

  • Speakers: Four

  • Bluetooth Connectivity: Equipped

  • Apple CarPlay: Equipped with SIRI Eyes Free

  • Android Auto Integration: N/A

  • A/C System: Manual Climate Control, Manual Temperature, Manual Air Mode Distribution Selector, with Cooler/Heater and Pollen Filter


Safety



  • Reverse Camera: N/A

  • Electronic Auto Cruise Control: N/A

  • Remote Engine Start: N/A

  • Dual Airbag Module: Equipped

  • Speed Sensing Door Lock/Drive Away Lock: N/A

  • Immobilizer: Equipped

  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS): Equipped

  • Traction Control System: N/A

  • Hill Start Assist: N/A

  • Hill Descent Control: N/A

  • Trailer Sway Control: N/A

  • Brake Assist: N/A

  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution: Equipped

  • Electronic Stability Control: N/A

  • Electrical Theft Deterrent Alarm: N/A

  • Forward Collision Alert: N/A

  • Lane Departure Warning: N/A

  • Front and Rear Park Assist Sensor: N/A

  • Seat Belt Front: Three-point ELR with Pretensioner and Force Limiter

  • Seat Belt Rear: Three-point ELR


Colorado 4×2 2.8L LT AT (P1,272,888)


Powertrain



  • Engine Type: Diesel, 2.8 liters DL L4, DOHC, 16 valves

  • Turbo Charger: VGT (Variable Geometry Turbo)

  • Maximum Power: 200hp/3,800rpm

  • Maximum Torque: 500Nm/2,000rpm

  • Fuel Type: Diesel

  • Transmission Type: Six-Speed Automatic Transmission

  • Shield Transfer Case Switch Type: N/A

  • Brakes Front: Vented Disc Brake

  • Brakes Rear: Drum Brake

  • Suspension Front: Independent, Double Wishbone with Coil Spring and Gas Shock Absorbers

  • Suspension Rear: Axle Suspension with Leaf Spring


Exterior



  • Bumper Front: Body Color

  • Bumper Rear: Black Painted

  • Front Grille: Silver with Chrome Molding

  • Headlamp: Halogen

  • Roof Rail: N/A

  • Outside Door Handle: Body Color

  • Side Step Running Board: N/A

  • Front and Rear Molded Mudguard: Equipped

  • Hood Stripes Decals: N/A

  • Side Decals: N/A

  • Bedliner High Impact: N/A

  • Sports Roll Bar: N/A

  • Tail Stop Lamp: Bulb

  • Tail Gate Handle: Black

  • B-Pillar: Body Color

  • Inside Multiple Cargo Hooks: Equipped

  • Bedliner High Impact Protection: Equipped


Interior



  • Center Console: Very Dark Neutral Atmosphere

  • Interior Panel: Jet Black/Dark Ash

  • Interior Molding: Dark Ash

  • Front Row Seats: Jet Black / Dark Ash Leather

  • Inside Door Handle: Silver

  • Door Trim: Jet Black/Dark Ash

  • Power Windows: Express-Up/Down

  • Electrical Outlet: Three

  • Chevrolet MyLink: BYOM 2.0 i0B

  • Touch Screen Display: Seven-inch Display

  • Speakers: Four

  • Bluetooth Connectivity: Equipped

  • Apple CarPlay: Equipped with SIRI Eyes Free

  • Android Auto Integration: Equipped

  • A/C System: Manual Climate Control, Manual Temperature Selector, Manual Air Mode Distribution Selector, with Cooler/Heater and Pollen Filter


Safety



  • Reverse Camera: N/A

  • Electronic Auto Cruise Control: N/A

  • Remote Engine Start: N/A

  • Dual Airbag Module: Equipped

  • Speed Sensing Door Lock/Drive Away Lock: N/A

  • Immobilizer: Equipped

  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS): Equipped

  • Traction Control System: N/A

  • Hill Start Assist: N/A

  • Hill Descent Control: N/A

  • Trailer Sway Control: N/A

  • Brake Assist: N/A

  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution: Equipped

  • Electronic Stability Control: N/A

  • Electrical Theft Deterrent Alarm: N/A

  • Forward Collision Alert: N/A

  • Lane Departure Warning: N/A

  • Front and Rear Park Assist Sensor: N/A

  • Seat Belt Front: Three-point ELR with Pretensioner and Force Limiter

  • Seat Belt Rear: Three-point ELR


Colorado 4×2 2.5L LT MT (P1,256,888)


Powertrain



  • Engine Type: Diesel, 2.5 liters DL L4, DOHC, 16 valves

  • Turbo Charger: FGT (Fix Geometry Turbo)

  • Maximum Power: 169hp/3,800rpm

  • Maximum Torque: 380Nm/2,000rpm

  • Fuel Type: Diesel

  • Transmission Type: Six-Speed Manual Transmission

  • Shield Transfer Case Switch Type: N/A

  • Brakes Front: Vented Disc Brake

  • Brakes Rear: Drum Brake

  • Suspension Front: Independent, Double Wishbone with Coil Spring and Gas Shock Absorbers

  • Suspension Rear: Axle Suspension with Leaf Spring


Exterior



  • Bumper Front: Body Color

  • Bumper Rear: Black Painted

  • Front Grille: Silver with Chrome Molding

  • Headlamp: Halogen

  • Roof Rail: N/A

  • Outside Door Handle: Body Color

  • Side Step Running Board: N/A

  • Front and Rear Molded Mudguard: Equipped

  • Hood Stripes Decals: N/A

  • Side Decals: N/A

  • Bedliner High Impact: N/A

  • Sports Roll Bar: N/A

  • Tail Stop Lamp: Bulb

  • Tail Gate Handle: Black

  • B-Pillar: Body Color

  • Inside Multiple Cargo Hooks: Equipped

  • Bedliner High Impact Protection: Equipped


Interior



  • Center Console: Very Dark Neutral Atmosphere

  • Interior Panel: Jet Black/Dark Ash

  • Interior Molding: Dark Ash

  • Front Row Seats: Jet Black / Dark Ash Leather

  • Inside Door Handle: Silver

  • Door Trim: Jet Black/Dark Ash

  • Power Windows: Express-Up/Down

  • Electrical Outlet: Three

  • Chevrolet MyLink: BYOM 2.0 i0B

  • Touch Screen Display: Seven-inch Display

  • Speakers: Four

  • Bluetooth Connectivity: Equipped

  • Apple CarPlay: Equipped with SIRI Eyes Free

  • Android Auto Integration: Equipped

  • A/C System: Manual Climate Control, Manual Temperature, Manual Air Mode Distribution Selector, with Cooler/Heater and Pollen Filter


Safety



  • Reverse Camera: N/A

  • Electronic Auto Cruise Control: N/A

  • Remote Engine Start: N/A

  • Dual Airbag Module: Equipped

  • Speed Sensing Door Lock/Drive Away Lock: N/A

  • Immobilizer: Equipped

  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS): Equipped

  • Traction Control System: N/A

  • Hill Start Assist: N/A

  • Hill Descent Control: N/A

  • Trailer Sway Control: N/A

  • Brake Assist: N/A

  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution: Equipped

  • Electronic Stability Control: N/A

  • Electrical Theft Deterrent Alarm: N/A

  • Forward Collision Alert: N/A

  • Lane Departure Warning: N/A

  • Front and Rear Park Assist Sensor: N/A

  • Seat Belt Front: Three-point ELR with Pretensioner and Force Limiter

  • Seat Belt Rear: Three-point ELR


The base Colorado 4×4 2.5L LS MT (P1,199,888) share many striking features with the aforementioned LT variant with the exception of the transfer case switch, the black door handles, the standard over rail bed liners, LED tail stop lamps, and the lack of car tech like the Chevrolet MyLink, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Integration. And oh, it also only has one electrical outlet. 


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