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 |  Oct 11 2011, 8:15 AM

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After initially announcing its new truck for other markets all over the globe, Chevrolet has now officially confirmed the Colorado pickup will be sold in America.

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.

GALLERY: 2012 Chevy Colorado

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