Colorado

RICHARD TRUETT

The mad truck dash to 30 mpg on highway and pickup gold

4:19 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2014
If you thought the pickup wars -- manufacturers' ongoing offensive to top each other with towing and payload increases and an ever-expanding array of luxury features -- couldn't get any more intense, you are dead wrong....
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Ram diesel tops pickup mpg ratings

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
While the Ford F-150 is shedding pounds to improve fuel economy, the 2014 Ram 1500 used a new diesel engine to achieve a highway rating of 28 mpg, the highest for any pickup on sale in the United States....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

In Chicago, trucks get their mojo back

1:53 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2014
A new groundswell is taking place for sporty trucks. Of all the vehicles on display this week at the Chicago Auto Show, the pickup segment stands out....
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RICHARD TRUETT

A weighty matter: Chevy Colorado vs. Ford F-150

10:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2014
In the race to get the weight out of pickups, GM -- not Ford -- may actually be the biggest loser. Ford rolled out the long awaited 2015 aluminum-bodied F-150 this week, and claimed the curb weight will be 550 to 700 pounds less than the 2014 version forged with steel sheet metal. Hats off to Ford. That's huge....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Colorado: Size it, price it right

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23, 2013
As a 30-year Chevy dealer in rural truck country, I am excited to see a new Colorado mid-sized pickup on the way....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Time to revive the Rampage?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013
I believe GM's new pickups will be well received in the marketplace. However, I also believe that a market exists for a variation of those vehicles....
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2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW: ANALYSIS

Stars come out in L.A.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2013
The Los Angeles Auto Show proved fertile ground for four important world debuts. Here are the highlights....
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2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW

Chevy banks on mid-sized pickup comeback with 2015 Colorado

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
GM is betting that an eye-catching, fuel-efficient mid-sized pickup can draw buyers from Toyota and inject life into a segment that its Detroit 3 rivals have abandoned. The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado that GM unveils today uses a version of the full-sized 2014 Silverado's fully boxed frame and mimics its upscale, refined interior....
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MIKE COLIAS

The Chevy Colorado's checklist

9:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Chevrolet's redesigned Colorado makes its debut at the auto show here this week amid plenty of anticipation -- and no small amount of skepticism....
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GM and Toyota to battle for smaller pickup truck segment

1:24 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
While the Detroit Three dominate big pickups, Toyota has become the top mid-size truck seller in the United States with its Tacoma. GM, which stopped building a mid-size pickup for the United States last year, is returning to the segment with a redesigned version of the Chevrolet Colorado, betting it can appeal to Toyota buyers....
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DAN AKERSON, CEO, GENERAL MOTORS

Strong product is vital to balancing pricing, share

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
CEO Dan Akerson, 65, believes this product momentum will boost GM's U.S. market share, which is now just over 18 percent....
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Diesels add fuel to truck war

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
Torque and towing, payload and ponies: They've long been the weapons of choice in the pickup wars....
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JESSE SNYDER

What's a good name? One on a solid vehicle

3:20 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2013
Call me cynical, but here's my rule of thumb on car names: Except for new-concept designs, any manufacturer that renames a direct replacement knows it screwed up the old one....
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GM says mid-sized Chevrolet pickup to keep Colorado name in U.S.

10:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2013
GM said its mid-sized pickups will keep the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon names when redesigned models reach showrooms next year, after the automaker considered a change....
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