MOTOR TREND Names Chevrolet Colorado 2015 Truck of a Year

Posted on 04. Dec, 2014 by in GM Canada

MOTOR TREND Names Chevrolet Colorado 2015 Truck of a Year

Midsize pickup outclasses foe in design, engineering, efficiency, reserve and more

2014-12-03

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014) – After a many extensive lorry analysis module in history, MOTOR TREND has comparison a Chevy Colorado as a 2015 Truck of a Year®.

MOTOR TREND’s Truck of a Year module is usually open to all-new or significantly updated trucks and vans for a arriving indication year. For 2015, 7 contenders were invited to compete; 3 competitors were asked to move a powertrain and/or physique character various for a sum of 10 vehicles overall:

Chevrolet Colorado WT and Colorado Z71
Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD
Ford F150 2.7L EcoBoost and 3.5L EcoBoost
Ford F-450
Ford Transit 350 HR and Transit 150 MR
GMC Canyon SLT
GMC Sierra Denali 2500 HD

The 2015 Colorado emerged as MOTOR TREND’s 2015 Truck of a Year by a singular unanimous vote. The editors were quite tender with Colorado’s handsome, clean-sheet design, “right-sized” package, glorious doing and altogether capability. Colorado’s potent-yet-efficient powertrains also returned best-in-class fuel economy according to Real MPG and EPA testing. 

“After days of testing, hundreds of miles on a road, and a many severe lorry contrast module to date, a editors unanimously comparison a Chevy Colorado as a 2015 Truck of a Year,” pronounced Edward Loh, MOTOR TREND’s editor-in-chief. “Colorado is a smart, capable, and refreshingly honest lorry that creates a clever value and potency statement. It’s ideally sized and matched for a needs of many of today’s lorry users.”

“The Colorado redefines a midsize lorry segment, charity business a flexibility of a pickup in a powerful, refined, fuel-efficient midsize package, with an considerable 8.8 L/100km highway fuel consumption,” pronounced Bob McClelland, code executive for Chevrolet in Canada. “For Colorado to emerge from MOTOR TREND’s consummate analysis as a 2015 Truck of a Year shows how Colorado is changing a diversion by charity lorry business uninformed new choices.”

To establish that lorry deserved tip honors, a MOTOR TREND exam group subjected all of a contenders to countless instrumented and real-world highway tests. First adult was customary MOTOR TREND testing, that included: 0-96 km/h (0-60 mph) and 1/4-mile acceleration, 96-0 km/h (60-0 mph) braking, and limit parallel hold – all though cargo or trailered loads.

A specific cargo was afterwards combined to any lorry and van, and a vehicles were afterwards driven some-more than 400 kilometres (250 miles) to a Arizona/Nevada limit to weigh float peculiarity and installed fuel economy. The vehicles were driven adult and down a famed Davis Dam in Bullhead City, Ariz., for serve assessment, including an instrumented exam designed to copy a flitting conditions while carrying a load.

The group afterwards changed to a world-class automotive proof drift for instrumented acceleration tests with favoured weight trailers. Truck and trailer were also driven by a brief doing march to weigh acceleration, braking, maneuverability and external visibility. The final proviso of analysis concerned a 33-kilometre (21-mile) highway loop by hills of Arizona’s Hualapai Mountains.

Following a team’s complete evaluation, a trucks were shipped to MOTOR TREND domicile in El Segundo to bear exclusive “Real MPG” fuel-economy testing. Using modernized empty gas and flow-rate analyzers, Real MPG measures tailpipe emissions any second during a three-hour, 141-kilometre (88-mile) expostulate around a Los Angeles area to record accurate real-world fuel economy.

Once contrast was completed, name MOTOR TREND editors convened to establish that lorry would be crowned Truck of a Year. The leader is not selected from a approach comparison opposite a other contenders, though rather as a outcome of how any contender achieved in contrast and opposite a award’s 6 criteria: Design Advancement, Engineering Excellence, Efficiency, Safety, Value, and Performance of Intended Function.

About MOTOR TREND:

MOTOR TREND®, a media code of TEN: The Enthusiast Network, was founded in 1949 and is internationally famous as one of a heading brands in a automotive category. The MOTOR TREND code is comprised of  Motor Trend Magazine; a award-winning website MOTORTREND.com; MOTOR TREND Auto Shows; MOTOR TREND Audio; MOTOR TREND en Espanol; MOTOR TREND India; and a eminent MOTOR TREND Car of a Year, SUV of a Year, Truck of a Year, and Best Driver’s Car awards programs.

About Chevrolet in Canada

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of a world’s largest automobile brands, doing business in some-more than 140 countries and offered some-more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides business with fuel-efficient vehicles that underline energetic performance, fluent pattern and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found during www.chevrolet.ca, on Facebook during http://www.facebook.com/chevroletcanada or by following @ChevroletCanada on Twitter.

About TEN: The Enthusiast Network

TEN: The Enthusiast Network is a world’s premier network of fan brands, such as MOTOR TREND, AUTOMOBILE, HOT ROD, SURFER, TRANSWORLD, and GRINDTV. With some-more than 50 publications, 60 websites, 50 events, 1,000 branded products, a world’s largest automotive VOD channel, and a world’s largest action/adventure sports media platform, TEN inspires enthusiasts to pursue their passions. For some-more information, revisit www.enthusiastnetwork.com.

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Stephanie Kahan
MOTOR TREND
210-275-5030

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