The latest generation of the Chevy Colorado arrived on the market for the 2015 model year, but there are already thoughts about how to update it and keep it competitive in the ever more crowded midsize truck segment. Enter the Chevrolet Colorado Xtreme concept truck what made its debut at the 2016 Bangkok International Auto Show last week. Xtreme concept shows off a new take on the front and rear facias as well as many off-road focused components and accessories.
While this concept is focused on the Thai market, it may hold some clues to the truck’s styling in other regions, including North America. The front grille and headlights have a more sleek appearance that is inline with the global Chevrolet design direction, while the bumpers, wheels and tires, and the extended fender flares add an aggressive and tough character.
Colorado Xtreme highlights include:
- Custom orange exterior color
- Front safari bar with an integrated LED bar and winch
- Rear step with an integrated corner step and tow bar
- Large fender flares to complement the off-road tire package
- 18-inch Mickey Thompson all-terrain tires with custom bead locks
- Integrated hood vent
- Uniquely designed snorkel
- Sports bar with a styled in-fill panel
- Integrated spoiler, CHMSL and whip antenna
- Roof basket with an integrated LED light bar
- Adjustable in-bed tie-down tracks, extended to the lift gate
- Integrated spare wheel mount and tool holders
- New interior theme
- 8-inch color touch screen equipped with the latest MyLink system
- Integrated instrument panel handle bar
- Integrated pitch and roll meter
The round wheel arches is the most noticeable difference when you compare the Xtreme concept to the Colorado available for sale in the USA. Although, the squared-off tail lights and the big “Chevrolet” decal on the tail gate are noteworthy.
The adjustable tie-down hooks that extend to the tailgate would be a very handy additions for carrying motorcycles or other long or bulky items.
The concept interior has a few new touches that includes pitch and roll gauges on top of the dash. It will be very interesting to see what new design elements and features will transfer to the North American version of the Colorado truck.
While we wait for more information on the Chevy Colorado refresh, here is the new Chevy Colorado Trail Boss tackling a very challenging Rocky Mountain trail against the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.