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Chevrolet Colorado

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A pickup truck produced by Chevrolet beginning in model year 2004. It replaced the S-10. The GMC version is the Canyon. From 2012 onward a right-hand drive version of the vehicle called the Holden Colorado has been sold in Australia.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Chevrolet Colorado page on 27 October 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Chevrolet Colorado and its counterpart, the GMC Canyon, are mid-size pickup trucks marketed by American automaker General Motors. They were introduced in 2004 to replace the Chevrolet S-10 compact pickups. It is named for the U.S. state of Colorado.

First generation (2003–2012)

The Chevrolet Colorado and its twin, the GMC Canyon were jointly designed by GM's North American operations, GM's Brazil operations, and Isuzu. Isuzu, which participated in the design process, began selling its own version worldwide in 2002. In late 2005, Isuzu offered a version in North America called the Isuzu i series. This North American model Isuzu shared North American powertrains, styling, and equipment with the Colorado/Canyon twins and differed from Isuzu's worldwide offering. All Chevrolet, GMC, and Isuzu versions worldwide are based on the GMT355, itself the basis for the GMT 345-based Hummer H3. Most vehicles for markets outside North America are manufactured at a GM plant in Rayong, Thailand, as well as at a GM plant in São José dos Campos, Brazil. All North American-market vehicles were manufactured by Shreveport Operations.

The cooperation between GM and Isuzu to build a light-duty truck and offer it in North America returns to an original arrangement the two companies had in the 1970s with the Chevrolet LUV, a rebadged Isuzu Faster.

Second generation (2012–present)

The second-generation Chevrolet Colorado was shown at the 2011 Bangkok Motor Show. It is available in three different cab styles: regular cab (single cab), extended cab (space cab), and crew cab (double cab) and may either be rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.

The US-spec model was revealed on November 20, 2013 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Production began at Wentzville Assembly in 2014, and vehicles started arriving at dealerships nationwide by mid-late 2014, as an early 2015 model year vehicle. It competes with other midsized pickup truck offerings, such as the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma. The US spec model features a different front fascia, with its design being similar to the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, and different engines. General Motors' Wentzville assembly plant received a $380 million expansion of 500,000 square feet that was constructed to support the new Colorado's assembly. On September 18, 2014, GM announced that it would add more workers to the Wentzville factory after it received early advanced orders of 30,000 Colorado/Canyons from its dealerships ahead of its release.


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Chevrolet Colorado Photo ©2003 Heidi Walczak
2003 Chicago Auto Show
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Chevrolet Colorado "Mike's Happy Truck"
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Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
16 April 2004Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201U: Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, Upper Interior Head Impact Protection
2004 Chevrolet Colorado LS
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 11.9MB - 122 pages
4 October 2004Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 301L: Fuel System Integrity
2004 Chevrolet Colorado, Truck
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 11.7MB - 63 pages
7 October 2004Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 225: Child Restraint Anchorage Systems (Lower and Tether Anchorages)
2004 Chevrolet Colorado, Truck
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 13.1MB - 91 pages
December 2004Calspan On-Site Child Safety Seat Vehicle Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Colorado Pickup Truck
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 453KB - 18 pages
December 2006Rollover Investigation / Vehicle to Object
2006 Chevrolet Colorado
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1.9MB - 17 pages
25 September 2007Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 110: Tire Selection and Rims
2007 Chevrolet Colorado Pickup Truck
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2.7MB - 42 pages
9 November 2007Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 138: Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
2007 Chevrolet Colorado Pickup Truck
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2.5MB - 85 pages
28 January 2008Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 111: Rearview Mirrors (Other Than School Buses)
2007 Chevrolet Colorado 2-Door Truck
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 10.3MB - 64 pages
16 December 2009Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 135: Light Vehicle Brake Systems
2010 Chevrolet Colorado 4WD, 4-Door Truck
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 23.4MB - 84 pages
14 January 2010Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 126: Electronic Stability Control Systems
2010 Chevrolet Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 2LT
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 23.6MB - 85 pages
April 2011Windshield Wiper Inoperative - Tighten Wiper Motor Crank Arm Nut
General Motors
NHTSA Recall 11V276000

PDF
- 177KB - 7 pages
May 2011Representative Letter
General Motors
NHTSA Recall 11V276000

PDF
- 81KB - 2 pages
May 2011Windshield Wiper Inoperative - Tighten Wiper Motor Crank Arm Nut
General Motors
NHTSA Recall 11V276000

PDF
- 212KB - 7 pages
May 2011Windshield Wiper Inoperative - Tighten Wiper Motor Crank Arm Nut
General Motors
NHTSA Recall 11V276000

PDF
- 206KB - 5 pages
5 May 2011NHTSA Recall 11V276000
2011 Chevrolet Colorado, 2011 GMC Canyon
Visibility:Windshield Wiper/Washer:Motor
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
5 May 2011From: Carmen Benavides, General Motors LLC
To: Claude Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V276000

PDF
- 58KB - 3 pages
10 May 2011Windshield Wiper Motor
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: Carmen Benavides, General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 11V276000

PDF
- 28KB - 3 pages
28 June 2011NHTSA Recall 11V337000
2011 Chevrolet Colorado, 2011 GMC Canyon
Power Train:Automatic Transmission:Gear Position Indication (PRNDL)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
28 June 2011Carmen Benavides, General Motors LLC
To: Claude Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V304000

PDF
- 354KB - 3 pages
30 June 2011FMVSS 102 & 114/Shift Lever & Theft Prevention
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: Carmen Benavides, General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 11V304000

PDF
- KB - 3 pages
July 2011Representative Letter
General Motors
NHTSA Recall 11V304000

PDF
- 84KB - 3 pages
July 2011Shift Lever May Not Display Correct Gear
General Motors
NHTSA Recall 11V304000

PDF
- 1.1MB - 8 pages
27 July 2011Quarterly Recall Progress Report
General Motors Corporation
NHTSA Recall 11V276000

PDF
- 165KB - 4 pages
25 October 2011Quarterly Recall Progress Report
General Motors Corporation
NHTSA Recall 11V276000

PDF
- 75KB - 4 pages
25 October 2011Quarterly Recall Progress Report
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 11V304000

PDF
- 75KB - 4 pages
25 January 2012Quarterly Recall Progress Report
General Motors Corporation
NHTSA Recall 11V276000

PDF
- 59KB - 4 pages
25 January 2012Quarterly Recall Progress Report
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 11V304000

PDF
- 60KB - 4 pages
24 April 2012Quarterly Recall Progress Report
General Motors Corporation
NHTSA Recall 11V276000

PDF
- 67KB - 4 pages
24 April 2012Quarterly Recall Progress Report
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 11V304000

PDF
- 68KB - 4 pages
24 July 2012Quarterly Recall Progress Report
General Motors Corporation
NHTSA Recall 11V276000

PDF
- 115KB - 4 pages
24 July 2012Quarterly Recall Progress Report
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 11V304000

PDF
- 115KB - 4 pages
24 October 2012Quarterly Recall Progress Report
General Motors Corporation
NHTSA Recall 11V276000

PDF
- 147KB - 4 pages
24 October 2012Quarterly Recall Progress Report
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 11V304000

PDF
- 147KB - 4 pages


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
3 December 20142015 Ford F-150 loses to Chevy Colorado in Truck of the Year John Goreham


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