Chevrolet Reveals Colorado High Country STORM in Thailand
Today Chevrolet revealed the Colorado High Country STORM, the American automaker’s new top-of-the-line truck for the Thailand market. Its all-caps STORMiness takes the form of a slick black accessories package.
The special edition pickup will make its public debut at the 38th Bangkok International Motor Show, which runs from March 29th to April 9th. Pricing details will be announced during the show.
“We have received very positive feedback from consumers for the Chevrolet Colorado,” said Wail A. Farghaly, managing director of GM Thailand and Chevrolet Sales Thailand. “This has driven our continued investment in pickup trucks. With its style, capability and dependability, the Colorado High Country STORM is an exciting new entry in Thailand that truck buyers will be proud to own and drive.”
“The Colorado High Country STORM is the best Chevrolet truck in Thailand,” Farghaly added. “Actually, it is more than just a truck. For owners, it will become a statement of who they are.”
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Based on the Colorado High Country trim, the STORM package’s upgrades include a sport bar, 18-inch alloy wheels, door handles, a tailgate handle, outer belt molding, and a rear bumper with a parking sensor—all of which are black. In keeping with the theme, there’s also a black hood decal featuring the High Country logo, as well as a STORM body decal and outside rearview mirror.
It’s not totally a Spinal Tap album cover, though—in addition to the black accents, the body color is the sublimely named “Blue Me Away” exterior paint. The name is totally in keeping with Tahiland’s other great exterior color options for the Colorado: Pull Me Over Red, Black Meet Kettle Metallic, Summit White, Satin Steel Grey Metallic, and Auburn Brown Metallic.
The Colorado High Country STORM is powered by a 2.5-liter Duramax four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine that produces 132 kW (180 horsepower) at 3,600 rpm and 440 Nm (325 lb-ft) of torque at a low 2,000 rpm. The Euro 4-compliant engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, leaving customers with the choice of two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.
The Colorado High Country STORM is also equipped with convenience features that include front-park assist, a reverse camera, auto rain sensors, automatic headlamp on/off, and a first-in-class remote-start function. Additional tech features such as the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, the Apple CarPlay application, Siri Eyes Free, and front windows that automatically drop a fraction to facilitate door closing are also available.
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