Chevy Colorado Off-Road Variant Under Consideration

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

An all-terrain Chevrolet Colorado is under consideration according to GM’s top truck engineer.

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado made its official debut this past week at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, and prior to its unveiling, Chevy dealers were already clamoring for an off-road variant of the pickup. According to Jeff Luke, GM’s top truck engineer, the American automaker is considering it and GM North America President Mark Reuss further reinforced the idea by stating that it was “absolutely” on the table.

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Though the 2015 Colorado features some off-road design elements with its Z71 model, it’s not quite a full all-terrain model according to GM. From the mid-1990s until around 2003, the American automaker had all-terrain variants for its Chevy S-10 and GMC Sonoma pickup trucks that featured higher ground clearance, stronger shocks, bigger axles and other upgrades meant for off roading.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Shiratori1 Shiratori1 on Nov 25, 2013

    Looks like crap......

  • Jtm45 Jtm45 on Sep 12, 2014

    looks great but I think a mini Silverado grill would look better. That one looks to generic like the Malibu,impala,and that small clown car,forgot what you call it.