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Chevrolet ups the ante

Some slip-streamed engine and transmission upgrades have just made the firm's pickups more desirable than ever

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It might sound strange why Chevrolet chose to develop uprated engines for the Colorado when its pickup is just two years old in its latest generation. Even funnier is the fact that the US brand has an engine production facility in Thailand that should actually guarantee Thais get the latest in diesel technology at every point in time. 

Mirroring the Trailblazer model range, the Colorado now gets improved 2.5 and 2.8 litre four-cylinder diesel-turbo motors with better performance, economy and refinement. Both the five-speed manual and automatic transmissions get an additional forward ratio.

Because of this, it's easy to imagine how uyers of the pre-update Colorado might feel about getting inferior technology when a newer version was secretly lurking just around the corner.

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