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Chevrolet Colorado

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Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon

Manufacturer General Motors


2004–present (U.S.)
Production
2004–present (Thailand)
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Assembly
Rayong, Thailand
Predecessor Chevrolet S-10 / GMC Sonoma
Class Mid-size pickup truck
2-door
Body style(s)
4-door
Layout Front-engine, rear-wheel drive/four-wheel drive
Platform GMT355
2.8 L (171 cu in) LK5 I4
2.9 L (177 cu in) LLV I4
Engine(s) 3.5 L (214 cu in) L52 I5
3.7 L (226 cu in) LLR I5
5.3 L (323 cu in) LH8 V8
5-speed manual
Transmission(s)
4-speed automatic
Regular cab 111.2 in (2824 mm)
Wheelbase
Extended cab 126 in (3200.4 mm)
Regular cab 192 in (4877 mm)
Length
Extended cab 207.1 in (5260 mm)
Width 68 in (1727.2 mm)
Height 65 in (1651 mm)
Related Isuzu i-Series
Holden Rodeo
Isuzu D-Max
Hummer H3
Hummer H3T
Isuzu MU-7

The Chevrolet Colorado and its counterpart, the GMC Canyon, are General Motors' mid-size pickup trucks introduced
in 2004 to replace the Chevrolet S-10 and GMC Sonoma compact pickups. Isuzu, which participated in the design of the
truck, began selling its own version in late 2005, named the "i-Series". The Chevrolet Colorado was jointly designed by
GM's North American operations, GM's Brazil operations, and Isuzu, based on the GMT355, itself the basis for the GMT
345-based Hummer H3. The vehicles are manufactured at a GM plant in Rayong, Thailand, and in Shreveport,
Louisiana.

Chevrolet Colorado regular cab

Chevrolet Colorado Xtreme extended cab

The Colorado/Canyon offer both manual and automatic transmissions. GM also offers either a rear-wheel drive or four-
wheel drive drivetrain with standard, extended, and four-door crew cab body styles. Most models come with the 2.8 L
(171 cu in) LK5 I4 engine as standard, but a more powerful 3.5 L (214 cu in) L52 Straight-5 comes with the Z71
package on 4-door versions and is optional on all others. The 4-door Z71s also get the 4-speed automatic transmission
standard. This package was later dropped in favor of LT2 and LT3.

A ZQ8 edition is available with a lower and more road-tuned "sport" suspension than the standard Z85 and comes with
17 inch wheels, color-matched bumper and grille, and low profile fender flares. There is also a Xtreme edition of the
ZQ8 which has a different front bumper, rear bumper, side skirts, fender flares, grille, headlights, and 18 inch wheels.
The Xtreme edition is basically a continuation of a trim package from its predecessor, the Chevrolet S-10.

For 2007, Colorado/Canyon was facelifted and offered new engines, which include the 2.9 L (177 cu in) LLV I4 and
3.7 L (226 cu in) LLR I5, new colors — Deep Ruby (Sonoma Red for the Canyon), Pace Blue (Sport Blue for the
Canyon) and Imperial Blue (Midnight Blue for the Canyon), and new tires and wheels. Minor changes to the grille and
interior for the LT and LTZ models; the LS models kept the same pre-facelift look, similar to the facelift of the
TrailBlazer in 2005 & 2006. In addition, the "Colorado" & "Canyon" badges were phased out from the doors in favour of
GM's corporate logo. For model year 2009, the Colorado was facelifted again and a 5.3 L (323 cu in) LH8 V8 is offered,
producing 300 hp (224 kW) and 320 lb·ft (434 N·m). For the 2010 model year, the GM badges were phased out from
those trucks,[1] although fewer 2010 models had the GM logo on the doors.

Colorado/Canyon U.S. sales peaked in 2005 at 163,204 units, surpassing the perennial segment leader, the Ford Ranger,
Nissan Frontier, by almost 35% and just 3.3% behind the new best-seller, the Toyota Tacoma. In 2006, however, while
still leading the Ford pickup by 27.5%, Colorado/Canyon's sales lagged their Toyota competitor's by almost 34%. One
2005 Canyon owned by successful U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown became famous as it was widely featured in his
TV advertisements.[2]

Despite crew cabs being limited to LT trims which most other Chevrolet vehicles only offer front bucket seating with the
trim; the LT crew cabs are the only trims of the Colorado to have 6-passenger seating (i.e. with front bench seating).
Contents
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• 1 Engines
• 2 Safety
• 3 Yearly American sales
• 4 References

• 5 External links

[edit] Engines
Years Engine Power Torque
2004–2006 2.8 L (173 cu in) LK5 I4 175 hp (130 kW) 185 lb·ft (251 N·m)
2007–present 2.9 L (178 cu in) LLV I4 185 hp (138 kW) 190 lb·ft (258 N·m)[3]
2004–2006 3.5 L (214 cu in) L52 I5 220 hp (164 kW) 225 lb·ft (305 N·m)
2007–present 3.7 L (223 cu in) LLR I5 242 hp (180 kW) 242 lb·ft (328 N·m)[3]
2009–present 5.3 L (325 cu in) LH8 V8 300 hp (224 kW) 320 lb·ft (434 N·m)[4]

Chevrolet Colorado being used by Police in Olympia, Washington

[edit] Safety
In the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's frontal offset test the Colorado (extended version) is given a "Good"
overall score,[5] however the crew cab is rated "Acceptable".[6] In the side impact test of the Colorado crew cab is rated
"Poor" with or without side curtain airbags.[7][8] Side curtain airbags were made standard on all 2010 models; side torso
airbags are not offered.

[edit] Yearly American sales


Calendar Year Colorado Canyon Total U.S. sales
2004[9] 117,475 27,193 144,668
[9]
2005 128,359 34,845 163,204
[10]
2006 93,876 23,979 117,855
[11]
2007 75,716 20,888 96,604
[11]
2008 54,346 14,974 69,320
[12]
2009 32,413 10,107 42,520
2010[13] 24,642 7,992 32,634

Isuzu i-Series
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Isuzu i-Series

Manufacturer General Motors


Isuzu i-280
Isuzu i-350
Isuzu i-290
Isuzu i-370
Also called
Chevrolet LUV
Chevrolet Colorado
GMC Canyon
Pyeonghwa Cuckoo 4WD-C
Production 2006–2008
Assembly Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Predecessor Isuzu Hombre
Class Mid-size pickup truck
2-door pickup
Body style(s)
4-door pickup
Layout Front engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Platform GM GMT355 platform
• i-280 - 2.8 L Atlas LK5 I4
3.5 L Atlas L52 I5
Engine(s)
2.9 L Atlas LLV I4
3.7 L Atlas L5R I5
4-speed automatic
Transmission(s)
5-speed manual
126.0 in (3200 mm)
Wheelbase
Regular Cab: 125.9 in (3198 mm)
Length 207.1 in (5260 mm)
67.6 in (1717 mm)
Width
i370 LS: 68.6 in (1742 mm)
64.9 in (1648 mm)
Height i370 LS: 67.9 in (1725 mm)
Crew Cab: 65.2 in (1656 mm)
Chevrolet LUV
Holden Rodeo
Related Isuzu D-Max
Chevrolet Colorado
GMC Canyon

The Isuzu i-Series mid-size pickup truck line was launched at the 2005 New York International Auto Show. The i-Series
replaces the Isuzu Hombre, which has been out of production since 2000.

Like the Hombre, the i-Series shares its platform with the General Motors mid-size pickups. It is built at the same plant
in Shreveport, Louisiana which produces the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, which were in turn developed off
the cab and chassis of the Thai-built Isuzu D-Max by GM, Isuzu, and GM do Brasil. The sales for the i-Series were poor,
with just 1,377 sold from the start of production through February 2006 according to Automotive News.

As part of Isuzu's withdrawal from the United States market after the 2009 model year, the i-Series was discontinued,
replaced by the related Hummer H3T for GM's Hummer brand.

Two models are available in 2006:

• i-280 - 2.8 L Atlas LK5 I4


• i-350 - 3.5 L Atlas L52 I5

Two models are available in 2007:

• i-290 - 2.9 L Atlas LLV I4


• i-370 - 3.7 L Atlas L5R

Two models are available from 2008:

• i-290 - 2.9 L Atlas LLV


• 1-370 - 3.7 L Atlas L5R I5

[edit] External links


• Media related to Isuzu i-Series at Wikimedia Commons

[hide]v · d · e Isuzu road vehicle timeline, United States market, 1980s–2009


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Subcompact
I-Mark I-Mark
car
Impulse Impulse
Compact car
Stylus
Compact VehiCROSS
SUV Amigo Amigo / Rodeo Sport
Rodeo Rodeo
Mid-size
Axiom
SUV
Trooper Trooper Ascender
Minivan Oasis
Pickup P'up Pickup Hombre i-Series
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