MOTOR TREND Names Chevrolet Colorado 2015 Truck of a Year
Midsize pickup outclasses foe in design, engineering, efficiency, reserve and more
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 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.
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