The thoroughly redesigned, light-duty Chevy Silverado 1500 has been in the focus since the debut early in the year but the attention is also turned toward the heavy-duty models which will hit the market as the new-generation versions for the 2020 model year. But despite the full-size models are selling much better than the mid-size trucks, more buyers recognize the advantages of the smaller trucks and more models will appear on the roads soon.
Chevy introduced the current generation Colorado for the 2015 model year and the reports claim the arrival of the next-gen model in 2022. The model received several updates for the 2019 version but without of the styling and powertrains improvements. That could change with the arrival of the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado as the recent reports suggest the mid-cycle update. Chevy hasn’t revealed the details about the next Colorado but reports claim styling, interior and powertrain updates.
2020 Chevrolet Colorado: Design
Chevy added just several new color options to the 2019 Colorado but reports claim the mid-cycle update for the 2020 version. No confirmation or details from the company yet but the recent reports provide some details which we see would prove to be true.
Base on the different sources, the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado will arrive with the refreshed front and rear sides. The model should get restyled grille version which according to the reports would get the inspiration from the ZR2 version. So, the bowtie badge should be replaced with the CHEVROLET lettering at least in more versions. The new grille should come with the modernized headlights and slightly modified front bumper.
The profile side should stay intact while the tailgate area should also be refreshed and with the new-graphic taillights.
The model gained the new 7- and 8-inch touchscreens and an additional USB port for the current version, Chevy added also the HD backup camera, power driver’s seat and heated steering wheel. The 2020 version should, however, introduce the fresh materials and textures and additional equipment options.
The interior upgrades should not be not radical as per the reports. But the model could gain some of the missing advanced safety systems and improve the previous 4-star safety rating. The automatic emergency braking and rear cross-traffic alert could appear in the refreshed version.
2020 Chevrolet Colorado: Powertrains
As the possible upgrades to the powertrain range, reports suggest the new transmission system and turbocharged engine with some modification on the current options.
The 3.6-liter V-6 should again appear but with the improvements to the efficiency and performance. The current version produces 308 hp and torque of 275 lb-ft. But the new 10-speed automatic transmission could appear and provide some efficiency and torque upgrades.
The 2.8-liter Duramax I-4 turbodiesel is also the sure bet for the buyers who want to maximize the towing.
The big news for the refreshed Colorado could be the introduction of the 2.7-liter turbo-4 engine. With the rumored 10-speed automatic it would be the new level of the improvement for the popular mid-sizer.
2020 Chevrolet Colorado: Release, Price
The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado should reveal more details soon and go on sale later in the year. The price range should again start slightly above $20,000.