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The new Colorado will have an easier time in the marketplace with Ford insisting it won’t sell it’s new Ranger model in North America. The Ram brand will, however, offer its next generation Dakota pickup, while the Toyota Tacoma continues to best all rivals by a two-to-one ratio.
With styling borrowed from the Equinox, the Colorado could come with either of the two new 4-cylinder diesel engines offered overseas, including a 2.5-liter that makes 150-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, as well as a larger 2.8-liter with 180-hp and an incredible 324 lb-ft of torque.
The new Colorado will be manufactured in Shreveport, La.