In this review...
- Engine & Performance
- Safety & Security
- Price & Release Date of the next-gen model
- Pros & Cons
- Specs in the Philippines
1. Chevrolet Colorado 2018 Philippines: Introduction
Amidst a competitive car market with a lot of brilliant players like the Ford Ranger, Toyota Hilux and Isuzu D-Max, there is still a contestant which is praiseworthy – the Chevy Colorado 2018.
Named after one of the United States’ most beautiful scenic spots, the new Colorado has an admirable payload capacity and off-road credentials that allow it to challenge paved and unpaved roads in the Philippines, not to mention a neat look as well as an airy cabin.
All-new Chevy Colorado 2018: Ready for any challenges
Today, in this Chevrolet Colorado 2018 Philippines Review, Philkotse.com will help you get your head around the new pickup by working over the top-end variant Chevrolet Colorado 4x4 AT LTZ 2018. Now, let’s learn about the way Colorado has taken its position in pickup segment.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado Review
2. Chevrolet Colorado 2018 Philippines: Exterior
If it’s an awkward look that makes the Colorado less popular than other rivals, for 2018, you finally meet a handsome guy. Yes, Chevy has managed to build a new Chevrolet Colorado which is in sync with that from the American cousin.
For 2018, you finally meet a handsome guy
Taking a peek at the front-end, you will definitely have to say “whoa!”
Taking a peek at the front-end, you will definitely have to say “whoa!”. The oddly-shaped face has disappeared to make room for a more masculine unit.
The carmaker has also put more efforts into the larger grill which is now sided by squared-off headlights with LED daytime running lights, and a bloated bonnet to blow out a stream of Chevy’s trait.
This is a dream truck, undoubtedly
For the most part, cleaner, tidier and well-proportioned are all about the Chevrolet Colorado 2018 exterior. This is a dream truck, undoubtedly.
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3. Chevrolet Colorado 2018 Philippines: Interior
Like the sibling Trailblazer SUV, the Colorado has a thickened front glass, so opening the door somewhat helps reduce the cabin pressure. From there, feast your eyes upon the Chevrolet Colorado 2018 interior to see what the American brand has done.
While the vast majority of the cabin is exactly of a workhorse: scratchy and hard, Chevy still adds some elegant tweaks to the inside. In detail, new toggle-type switches and stalks work with a solid and nice fell to them. Thanks to the contrast provided by seats and grey dash trim, the cabin now feels more spacious.
Chevy still adds some elegant tweaks to the inside
Compared to the predecessor, ergonomics in car has been significantly enhanced. The straight-forward gauges get high marks besides the chunky and well-placed controls. Meanwhile, the brand’s MyLink infotainment system supporting Apple CarPlay/Android Auto is also more intuitive with crisp and clean graphics.
In terms of seating, the currently on sale Colorado is confident of winning your heart. The front passenger room is abundant with excellent head- and legroom. Nevertheless, we could not say the same thing about the rear. Though it can house up to 5 adults, seat cushions there can use a bit more thigh support.
In terms of seating, the Colorado is confident of winning your heart
Broadly, we do appreciate the Colorado cabin but it would become sublime if receiving more work: on the steering wheel and seats. Item by item, the steering wheel seems to be not very comfort, so the company should consider putting in telescopic adjustment.
As for the seats, sitting on those seats during long trips is certainly a challenging job. They’re too flat and uncomfortable despite having been improved to some extent.
4. Chevrolet Colorado 2018 Philippines: Engine & Performance
Do not get surprised to know that the Chevrolet Colorado 2018 model is powered by the most potent engine in the class – the 2.8L 4-cylinder Duramax engine which is capable of pushing out 200 hp and a peak torque of 500 Nm. In spite of the fact that power and torques tell us about a carryover, remember that this is an upgraded engine.
With this mill, all are tuned up, from the injector insulators to the balance shaft’s reposition to a metal timing cover, in order to give a quieter cabin. In truth, Chevy has reckoned an 8 – 10 dB improvement, so that passengers are able to make a normal conversation in any case.
The 2018 Colorado is powered by the most potent engine in the class – the 2.8L 4-cylinder Duramax engine
The 2.8L Duramax engine comes paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission which receives new torque converter to stabilize vibrations. Even if the pickup boosts a smooth ride in general, we still feel some obvious thumping on on-off throttle applications and gearshifts. What’s more, the transmission is responsive so a manual shift override is largely surplus to requirements.
Additionally, the drivetrain feel relaxed with a max torque available at 2,000 rpm. Above all, the pickup truck performs best in light traffic or on the highway given an overdriven 5th and 6th gear. The workhorse rates 8.33 km/L at an average speed of 17 km/h while at 13 km/h, the gas mileage goes down by 15%.
Generally speaking, the Chevy Colorado 2018 has shined on its own stage. Owing to a bevy of upgrades on the chassis, including:
- thicker front stabilizer;
- quicker steering rack;
- new shock absorbers;
- revamped spring rates;
- and reduced amount of turns lock-to-lock;
… the new Colorado looks as if a totally different pickup.
Passing road joints currently becomes more effortless without scuttle shake. Turning the corners is likewise a pushover. Beyond that, it is easier to drive at all speeds due to the steering’s new electrically-supported rack.
Passing road joints currently becomes more effortless without scuttle shake
One part that should be bettered in the Colorado is the brakes system. To tell the truth, the brake pedal feel is spongy that cannot offer enough reassurance.
For better or for worse, with all those revisions, the 2018 Colorado deserves to be one of the best pickups in the local car market. For 2018, new levels of bump absorption as well as chassis communication have been offered thanks to the new ride and handling package. In addition to that, the ride is still settled and unladen notwithstanding using leaf springs at the back.
If you’re a real off-road aficionado, it’s likely that you will not appreciate the dial on the center console which lacks a proper locking differential although it can control the part-time dual range 4x4 with a 36.4:1 crawl and 2.62:1 low-range reduction ratio.
5. Chevrolet Colorado 2018 Philippines: Safety & Security
Normally, safety is not a top priority in most pickups. Thankfully, in Chevy’s offering, this aspect is absolutely not neglected.
Three airbags, three-point seat belts for all occupants, ABS with EBD, forward collision alert, tire pressure monitoring, front and rear parking sensors with camera, lane departure warning and ISOFIX all make the Colorado more protective than most of vehicles in its realm.
It would be impeccable if it is given traction control or vehicle stability.
6. Chevrolet Colorado 2018 Philippines: Price & Release Date of the next-gen model
6.1. Chevrolet Colorado 2018 Price in the Philippines
At the present, the Chevrolet Colorado 2018 can be had at ₱1,571,888. For Pinoy motorists who cannot afford that top-of-the-line variant, there are also other good buys for you. Now take a look at the table below for price list of the whole range:
|Chevrolet Colorado 2.8 4x2 AT LT||₱1,264,888|
|Chevrolet Colorado 2.5 4x2 MT LT||₱1,248,888|
|Chevrolet Colorado 2.8 4x4 AT LTZ||₱1,571,888|
|Chevrolet Colorado 2.8 4x4 MT LTZ||₱1,539,888|
|Chevrolet Colorado 2.8 4x2 AT LTX||₱1,418,888|
In case you’re interested in other Chevy models, click here for the monthly-updated Chevrolet car price list in the Philippines.
6.2. Next-gen Chevrolet Colorado Release Date
Discussing something about the next-gen Colorado, as planned, GM will be introducing the next-gen Chevrolet Colorado in earlier 2022. Before that, we can definitely hope for an arrangement for the Chevrolet Colorado 2019. Concerning information and facts we have now, the 2019 model year will hold an array of styling changes and specific performance enhancement. Stay tuned!
7. Chevrolet Colorado 2018 Philippines: Pros & Cons
8. Chevrolet Colorado 2018 Specs in the Philippines
|Name||Chevrolet Colorado 2.8 4x4 AT LTZ|
|Turning Circle||6.1 m|
|Ground Clearance||1,195 mm|
|Wading Depth||80 cm|
|Number of Doors||4|
|Number of Seats||5|
|Engine & Performance|
|Engine Size||2.8 L|
|Number of Cylinders||4|
|Number of Valves||16|
|Transmission Category||6-Speed Automatic|
|Power Train||All-Wheel Drive|
|Max Output||200 hp @ 3,800 rpm|
|Max Torque||500 Nm @ 2,000 rpm|
|Fuel Capacity||76 L|
|Features & Technologies|
|Front Parking Sensors||Yes|
|Rear Parking Sensors||Yes|
|Push Start Button||Yes|
|Wheel Size||18 in|
|Wheels Metal Type||Tow-Tone Aluminum Alloy|
|Airconditioning System||Automatic Climate Control|
|Warranty||5 Years (100,000 km)|
|Electric Adjustable Seats||Yes|
|Steering Wheel Audio Control||Yes|
|Tire Pressure Monitoring||Yes|
|Safety & Security|
|Front Passenger's Airbag||Yes|
|Electronic Brake Distribution||Yes|
|ABS||Yes, with EBD|
|Electronic Door Locks||Yes|
|Speed Sensing Door Locks||Yes|
|Lane Departure Warning System||Yes|
9. Chevrolet Colorado 2018 Philippines: Verdict
It was generally admitted that at the first launch, Chevrolet underestimated the Colorado’s contenders. This is the reason why their pickup lost the game at the first battle.
Thankfully, the brand realized their fault that and has managed to do better in the new Colorado. Regardless of not much amelioration, the vehicle has been better-looking, more airy and versatile as well as stronger.
Will you put the new Colorado on your wishlist?
At the last moment, hope that our Chevrolet Colorado 2018 Philippines Review is convincing and helpful to you. In 2018, the Chevrolet Colorado has been ready for new pickup contention in the country.
How about you – a pickup fanatic? Will you put the new Colorado on your wishlist?
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