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General Motors (GM) is offering their two midsize pickup trucks, namely the Chevrolet D-Max and Colorado in Colombia. The entry-level D-Max in the market is available at 8.76 million Colombian pesos (as per the currency exchange rates on March 26th, 2020) or $21,500. It took collaborative efforts from both Chevy and Isuzu to make these models. In select Southeast Asian and South American markets, the D-Max is available in Colorado, except in Colombia, where it is known as D-Max.
Isuzu sells these two trucks along with buses and forward low cab trucks through Chevy as part of their collaborative agreement. Now, since we have learned that D-Max is being offered in Colombia as Colorado, the most obvious question is, what about Colorado? And under what pretences is it being offered? So Colorado is being provided in the North American market as second-generation Colorado. In the Colombian market, it is available at high-end slots of 134.69 pesos or $33,400 as per the currency rates.
Recently, the Colorado trims came into limelight because, in comparison to previous year’s models, the company has added minor changes to the current year’s trims. These included the deletion of the 2WD Z71 Extended Cab and Crew Cab Long Box model. Also, the company has added tire fill alert feature across all its range and remote locking tailgate as optional in Work Truck trim, standard on LT, Z71, and ZR2. Meanwhile, owners can relish the benefits of the standard EZ-lift tailgate across all LT models, which came as optional in the previous year’s trims.
Another noticeable change is the replacement of the Chevy’s Infotainment Premium system with Navigation with the Infotainment Plus system with Navigation. Another exciting feature is the optional Safety Package in Z71 trims. Last year, these were only available in LT trims. Safety Packages, which were not available at the beginning of the 2019 model, are not available across all 2020 models. Additionally, the company added Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning features to the package. Besides these, there are many other minor changes made to the present year’s models. Luxury Packages are now available for both Special Edition Redline, and Colorado RST trims, as well as Crew Cab models. Luxury Package is the new name for Chrome Luxury Package.
GM might even unify these models into a single one and sell it globally. The speculation came around June 19th, 2019. GM’s VSS-T vehicle set platform might be able to assist in creating a single body. Next-generation RWD, RWD four-wheel-drive pickups and SUVs are part of the upcoming architecture from the manufacturer. The Vehicle Strategy Set – Truck will most probably underpin SUVs built with body frame construction.
Meanwhile, the crossover utility vehicles or CUVs with a unibody construction will have the Vehicle Strategy Set – SUV (VSS-S) platform. GM might even add the VSS-T vehicle set platform to the body-on-frame vans. Stay tuned for more updates on GM, Isuzu, and changes made to the current year’s models.