Monday, April 13, 2015
MIAS 2015: Chevrolet Adds Off-Road Ready Colorado Tracker, Trailblazer LTZ SE
Chevrolet Philippines launches an off-road ready version of their venerable Colorado dubbed the Colorado Tracker. Equipped solely with a manual transmission, the new Colorado Tracker comes equipped with features that cater directly to people who love the great outdoors.
Priced at P 1,588,888, the Colorado Tracker is fitted with the class-leading 2.8-liter Duramax 4-cylinder diesel engine with 200 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. The Colorado Tracker comes only with a 6-speed manual. The tough-and-durable design enables the Colorado to go through any sort of obstacle on- or off-road.
Along with the one-ton payload, which is standard for all Colorado 2.8 models, the Colorado Tracker comes with a 12,000-pound power winch to tow anything and everything from a stuck vehicle on sand to loading a boat on a trailer. It also has skid plates to prevent damage to the underchassis and all-terrain tires to handle trails off the beaten path.
A new lift kit increases the Colorado Tracker’s height and is therefore expected to better the class-leading 800-mm water wading depth. It also comes with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System for peace of mind.
Other additional features of the Colorado Tracker are: a 6,000-pound tow hitch with electrical receiver, a dash camera with 32 GB of memory, reversing camera with digital compass, and an air intake snorkel.
Joining the Colorado Tracker are two new variants of the Trailblazer mid-sized SUV. The entry-level 4x2 L model now gets a new 2.5-liter M/T variant priced at P 1,298,888.
The big news, however, is the range-topping model, the 4x4 LTZ SE that tops out at P 1,788,888. The LTZ SE is differentiated by new LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, and bumper skirts. Inside, it gets a revised infotainment system with a reverse camera and tire pressure monitors.