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SEMA 2006: Chevrolet Colorado Z-71 Plus


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This is much better looking than the generation 1 Colorado / Canyon with their I want to be a Lamborgini when I grow up wheel arches. I love the front facia. The sides could be toned down a little for production (as often happens with these things) and still look very good. It is so good to see GM style coming back from the dark days of the '00 Impala.

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For all the nay-sayers, this is exactly what Chevy needs. Designs that polarize will enstill that "gotta have" feeling, especially to the core customer base that would be shopping mid size trucks. Hopefully the powers that be will not ponder this design to long. If they do, we will end up with some watered-down, P.O.S. wonder bread design custom taylored to apease some idiotic focus group. Sure a tamer version of the truck won't offend anyone, but nobody would feel passionate about it either. Please Chevy, don't step on the designers toes!!!

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How about this: think of concept vehicles as "slingshots". The purpose of a concept vehicle is to push the design envelope, to shock the onlooker, to polarize public opinion. Then, for production, the final design is brought back from the extreme just enough to appeal to more people on both sides of the fence. The first glimpse has to be a shock to gain attention and force an emotional response.

I am remembering an S-10 concept truck, painted chartreuse and black, that previewed the new-for-1994 production truck. It was wild, eliciting much the same passionate response as this Colorado concept. Then the design was tempered for the assembly line. This is just one example, as just about every concept vehicle is used for this purpose.

Concept vehicles are useful tools for manufacturers to advance their design language and make something "new" stick in the public's mind, but they're almost always made more "sane" for production.

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The leather interior is upscale yet durable.

Vehicle highlights

  • Ruggedly luxurious leather interior with Dusty Olive bolsters, woven inserts and Pumice piping

       

  • Matching door panels, instrument panel and steering wheel with bright exterior color trim bezels

       

  • Kenwood speakers

       

  • Magellan portable GPS – eXplorist XL Series
Any pics of the interior?
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Decka: I don't know if there are any interior pics. Some unofficial ones may surface sometime soon, though.

Ocnblu: You were saying something about this . . . ?

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1993 Chevrolet Highlander concept (I wish GM would've kept the name for production.)

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Yes, that's it, Mr. Jacket. Compare this to the stock '94 S-10 ZR2. See how it is a bit more outrageous than the production truck. Front, sides, rear, all appreciably different, but the essence is there. (Neat sliding 3rd door!)

Prediction: The '08 Colorado will be a toned down version of this concept. Use this S-10 as a point of reference.

You can see realtime photos of the SEMA Colorado at Autoweek magazine's website show coverage.

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