Australians and Americans have many of the same tastes in cars. That’s why General Motors could reach to its Aussie arm, Holden, for an upcoming rear-wheel drive Chevy sedan, the brilliant-but-canceled Pontiac G8, and the chassis for the Chevy Camaro. So when Holden is giving a sneak peek at their upcoming Colorado truck, we should pay attention.
Although the U.S. has been confirmed to get a new generation of the Chevrolet Colorado, we have not yet seen a prototype for our market. There is a new truck that is being launched for the Asian and South American markets where the small and medium size truck market is strong. Now Holden is showing there version, too:
It is no surprise that the Colorado will be launched in Australia later this year considering its proximity to Thailand where this Colorado was developed. The difference here is that Holden’s is likely the closest model to what will be produced in the U.S. According to GM, the Aussie version was not only concocted working closely with the “design studio in Brazil along with operations in Thailand and US to develop the final Australian show theme.”
So this is one step closer for the U.S. Chevy Colorado. Still no word yet if they’ll try and give us the 2.8-liter turbo diesel that the rest of the Colorado nations get to enjoy.