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The new Chevrolet Colorado is the ultimate truck for work and play.

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The new Chevrolet Colorado is a tough and capable pickup truck that matches any lifestyle, with a refined design, superb engine performance, excellent handling and serious off-road capability. Its exterior and interior have been redesigned with a tough yet sophisticated appearance, making it an ideal truck for work and play. The upgraded 2.5L Duramax four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine now also benefits from a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT) producing 132Kw (180 PS) of power and 440 Nm of torque. The new Colorado retains the same serious off-road capability as its predecessor, but adds impressive on-road refinement and a go-anywhere spirit driven by advanced technology.

Its stunning design has a tough yet refined appearance, with more angular lines and strong proportions – a nod to its American truck DNA. A distinctive and sporty front fascia along with a muscular hood gives the truck a tough stance. Combined with slim LED daytime running lamps, a new alloy sports bar, alloy wheels and chrome exterior door handles, the Colorado has an unmistakable road presence that ensures it stands out from the crowd.

Inside, the new Colorado provides superior comfort and technology. Its redesigned centre console boasts an easy-to-use, intuitive layout featuring an 8-inch colour touch screen that houses Chevrolet’s latest MyLink infotainment system, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto where available. Prestige elements have been introduced with a focus on spaciousness, refinement and technology. Soft-touch but durable materials, fabrics and finishes are used throughout the truck, ensuring it is as comfortable as it is capable. New trim inserts feature tailored stitching to create a new level of refinement.

With regards to driving performance, the new Colorado is underpinned by a range of key engineering changes co-developed by an experienced team of GM engineers from Brazil, Thailand and Australia, to deliver car-like refinement. With significant input and involvement from around the world, engineers shared their expertise throughout the development process, effectively responding to customers’ feedback about what they wanted in a truck.

Major changes to the new Colorado’s suspension deliver improved body control and ride isolation to cope with the variety of challenging roads found in the region. Changes include improved damper technology and hardware upgrades, and revised spring rates to provide more control. The vehicle has new engine and transmission mounts, while some body mounts have been changed from compression to shear mounts, providing a more composed ride with better isolation and control.

The introduction of Electric Power Steering (EPS) on upper-specification models creates a more responsive feel, giving the driver increased confidence. A reduction in power train noise and vibration in the new Colorado was achieved with the introduction of a Centrifugal Pendulum Absorber (CPA) torque converter in 2.5L VGT models. This technology is more commonly found in premium diesel passenger cars. The CPA torque converter helps reduce engine noise and vibration by cancelling out torsional vibrations in the driveline normally felt in the cabin. The added benefit to the CPA is the ability to apply a revised transmission calibration strategy resulting in drivability and fuel economy improvements.

Additionally, the new Colorado’s relocated balance shaft, along with a new engine acoustic pack ensures a quieter and more comfortable driving environment. A significant update was also made to the wind noise package, including new parts, design revisions and tuning. The Colorado is 8 percent quieter on the road than before thanks to newly redesigned door, window and windshield seals; front door glass that is 10 percent thicker; and a
new aerodynamic headlamp design.

Providing new levels of active safety including Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning and Front Park Assist the new Colorado is considered one of the most high-tech vehicles in the region and safest. Additionally, it features an auto rain sensor, auto headlamps and the remote-start function. The remote-start function is especially useful during hot weather when the engine can be started using the key fob, allowing the cabin to be cooled sufficiently before occupants get into the vehicle. For a close up look, visit GHK showrooms Sumbangsih Bahagia Beribi or Kuala Belait, or call 242 6205 for a test drive. For updates, follow GHK on Facebook or Instagram.

 

 

GHK Motors Sdn Bhd is running a lucky draw promotion in conjunction with the Hari Raya celebrations. With the purchase of a Chevrolet model new owners will get to win instant cash prizes. For further information, call +673-2427052.

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