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As Ford ramps up development on the 2020+ Ranger, so is GM with their Colorado/Canyon pickups. I always liked the Colorado and look forward to what this new gen is like.

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"Next-Gen Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Details Emerge
Don't look for the revamped models before 2023.
The current generation Chevrolet Colorado was revealed in November 2013 but the truck remains a strong seller for the brand with 134,842 sales last year. The GMC Canyon, in turn, followed a few months later at the 2014 NAIAS in Detroit and in 2018 enjoyed its third best-selling year in history with 33,492 deliveries. While the numbers are still relatively good, General Motors is already working on the next generation of the trucks that should be launched, most likely, sometime in 2023.

According to a new report from MuscleCarsAndTrucks.com, GM’s initial plan was to develop the midsize pickup duo primarily in Brazil but the program was eventually changed following the fluctuations of the markets in South America. The publication claims the new Colorado will be developed on a new platform named 31xx-2, which should cover the global R&D process of the model. The current Colorado and Canyon are based on the 31xx architecture, which probably hints the new generations will be evolutionary.

From the report, we have come to understand that the new Colorado will be almost identical for all of the markets where it is sold, including Thailand and Australia. The model that’s on sale today shares the same platform for all regions, but the U.S./Canada version is vastly different than the trucks for the rest of the world. This could change for the new generation.

Earlier this month, rumors arrived speculating that General Motors is also discussing bringing back to life the fabled Hummer brand solely for making rugged, off-road-oriented electric vehicles. Nothing can be confirmed at the moment as the talks are still within the company but it is believed the revived SUV could share its underpinnings with the future electric truck of the manufacturer. The pickup EV itself isn’t very close to production, either."


source: https://www.motor1.com/news/356429/chevy-colorado-gmc-canyon-details/
 

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Good thing Ford has plans for a next generation Ranger because GM will put up a big fight. Currently the Colorado is a solid runner up. Next-gen should impress.
 

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Adding to this thread, a comparison of the current model year 2019 Colorado vs 2019 Ranger comparison went up that came to the conclusion that, Chevrolet actually created the better mid-size pickup. I seen that coming ever since the Ranger launched, hence this thread.

Points found in the video:

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The 2021 Colorado is set to make its debut at the 2019 Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic on October 10. It's also going to appear at SEMA. Chevy released some photos of what the ZR2 off-road performance version will look like.

According to Chevrolet, every trim in the Colorado lineup will have greater differentiation. All model variants will also feature revised front Chevy bowtie emblems and embossed "Chevrolet" tailgates replacing the traditional Chevy bowtie on the rear end of the trucks. A new Sand Dune Metallic exterior paint color option will also be available on Z71 and ZR2 models.

"We've sold 520,000 Colorado pickups in five years through a relentless, foot-on-the-gas approach to product and feature updates," said Bob Krapes, director of marketing at Chevrolet Trucks. "With its new-look front end and tailgate, Colorado will now have a more aggressive appearance to match its award-winning capability." For the 2021 model year, WT, LT and Z71 Colorado trim levels have been fitted with updated center bars, lower fascias and front skid plates. WT and LT also feature all-new gold Chevy bowtie logos, while the Z71 trim receives a black bowtie logo.

As for the ZR2 off-road performance variant, which is the only version Chevrolet has released photos of so far, Chevrolet has updated the front-end with an all-new front-fascia featuring "Chevrolet" lettering instead of the bowtie logo, improved visibility, and more aggressive looks. Red tow hooks now come as standard equipment in addition to Multimatic position-sensitive dampers, front and rear electronic locking differentials, two-inch suspension lift, a 3.5-inch wider track, off-road rocker protection, cast iron control arms, Autotrac transfer case, and multiple skid plates.

 

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The 2021 Colorado is set to make its debut at the 2019 Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic on October 10. It's also going to appear at SEMA. Chevy released some photos of what the ZR2 off-road performance version will look like.




Chevy did a great job giving it a more aggressive look. I wonder how much it's going to be priced at.
 

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Chevy did a great job giving it a more aggressive look. I wonder how much it's going to be priced at.
I haven't found anything that talks about the price unfortunately. But I'm really excited to see this ZR2 go against the Ranger Raptor in the future.
 

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I haven't found anything that talks about the price unfortunately. But I'm really excited to see this ZR2 go against the Ranger Raptor in the future.
Those reviews are going to produce very interesting results. It's a comparison that's important for both trucks.
 
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