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Chevy has big plans for the new Colorado midsized pickup truck.
General motors is planning to increase their presence in Thailand, as they recently completed a $300 million retooling of their Rayong manufacturing plant, in anticipation of the release of the new Colorado midsize pickup. Pre-production versions of the truck have recently finished some extensive testing in a variety of conditions, and they are now ready for their release for the Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle East and South America markets.
The four-cylinder Duramax diesel engine which will power the Colorado will also be built in Ryong, in a plant next door to the one where the Colorado will be assembled, and will have either a 2.5-liter or 2.8-liter displacement. Although the vehicle was designed primarily for Thailand, Chevy expects that a formula that works there will work for a number of other markets as well. Photos courtesy of Bbznet.