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2012 Chevrolet Colorado

Chevrolet released preview images of the next generation Colorado pickup truck ahead of its official debut in Bangkok, Thailand.

So it’s a concept show truck for now, but don’t worry because the finished product will look very close to this fantastic vehicle. It features a muscular and chunky extended-cab style. Some of the features of the concept models like 20-inch wheels for example might not be very production-ready, but the rest of it is up to the job for rivaling Ford’s new Ranger. The Colorado will be built Chevrolet’s strong truck DNA and award-winning heritage.

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Power comes from an efficient 2.8L turbo-diesel engine, which produces a broad torque band for excellent cargo and towing capability.

nside, there’s another signature Chevrolet cue: a dual-cockpit instrument panel design. It flows into the doors, with continuous lines that create a floating, wraparound effect, amplifying the Colorado’s feeling of spaciousness. Ice-blue lighting and high-quality, “double-faced” leather-trimmed seats add sophistication and refinement.

Chevrolet has picked Thailand to reveal this car because that country is the biggest market for mid-size pick up trucks. The Colorado goes on sale in Thailand later this year.

Chevrolet Silverado HD Named Motor Trend Truck of The Year

Since its introduction, the new 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty Pickup Truck has been praised by journalists and end user who were really impressed with the bold design and great specs of the car.

And here’s another proof that it’s an exceptional truck! The new Silverado HD has been awarded as the 2011 Motor Trend Truck of the Year.

Chevrolet Silverado HD Named Motor Trend Truck of The Year 2011 Silverado HD

“On the outside the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD appears to have been given a subtle makeover, but it’s what’s under the skin that makes this truck a winner,” said Motor Trend Editor-in-Chief Angus MacKenzie. “Chevrolet engineers focused on three key areas – powertrain, frame, and suspension – to deliver a truck with significantly improved capability and more refinement.”

The new 2011 Silverado HD built in Flint, Michigan, and Fort Wayne, Indiana, was introduced recently, featuring enhanced capabilities to its already efficient nature. It comes with four available engines including:

  • 4.3L V-6 rated at 195 hp and 353 Nm of torque
  • 4.8L V-8 with iron block; rated at 302 hp and 414 Nm of torque
  • 5.3L FlexFuel V-8 , E85-capable with iron block and Active Fuel Management, rated at 315 hp and  454 Nm of torque
  • 5.3L FlexFuel V-8 , E85-capable with aluminum block and Active Fuel Management, rated at 315 hp and  454 Nm of torque

Chevrolet Silverado For Army-Navy Game

Based on a three-year partnership contract General Motors signed with U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy, Chevrolet will be the Official Vehicle of the Army-Navy Game presented by USAA.

During the game, Chevrolet also will present a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado to the Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans. The Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans is a part of Achilles International, which provides support to athletes and veterans with disabilities in gyms, parks, and tracks all over the world.

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“Chevrolet and the Army have worked hand-in-hand since the Chevrolet Suburban was used for troop transport in World War II,” said Bob Beretta, senior executive associate athletic director, U.S. Military Academy. “And we look forward to Chevrolet’s continued support.”

Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty outperforms the competition

The new generation Chevrolet Silverado heavy duty pickup truck is significantly improved than the last models, and it’s not just about the looks and engines.

It also beats the competition where it matters the most, in terms of payload and towing capability.

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Chevy engineers extensively tested the Silverado and managed to achieve 21,700 pounds of towing, and 6,635 pounds of payload. Based on these ratings, the Silverado HD will offer heavy-duty truck buyers the most power and most capability available in the segment.

                2011 Silverado HD      2010 Ram HD 2011  Ford F-350
  Max. Horsepower     397 hp.           350 hp.          390 hp.
  Max. Torque        765 lb-ft         650 lb-ft        735 lb-ft
  Max. Conventional
   towing           17,000 lbs.       12,000 lbs.      16,000 lbs.
  Max. Fifth-wheel
   towing           21,700 lbs.       18,500 lbs.      21,600 lbs.
  Max GCWR          29,200 lbs.       25,400 lbs.      29,100 lbs.
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  Max. Payload
   capacity          6,635 lbs.       5,130 lbs.       6,520 lbs.

2010 Chevrolet Captiva LTZ Pricing

Chevrolet has revealed a new edition of its Captiva 4×4 crossover in the UK market which offers an incredible amount of kit for a small amount of money!

The 2010 Chevy Captiva LTZ comes standard with full leather, climate control, cruise control, electrically-adjustable driver’s seat, automatic lights and wipers, bold 18-inch alloys, unique rear light clusters, privacy glass, ESC and electrically-folding door mirrors, plus new reverse-parking camera and a touch-screen satellite navigation unit with 7-inch display.

2010 Chevrolet Captiva LTZ Pricing chevrolet captiva ltz 2

So you get everything you’d get in a Range Rover, except that sophisticated all-terrain system and the engine. The Captiva is powered by a 150PS 2.0-litre VCDi.

But then its pricing starts form just £27,305, way less than the most basic Range. And what it offers is just enough for most people’s needs.