In the face of midsize pickup adversity, GM was quick to give Chevrolet and GMC an all-new iteration to their Colorado and Canyon nameplates.
General Motors may have been in such a rush to mitigate the next generation threats from the new generation Toyota Tacoma and Ford Range that both the Chevrolet Colorado and the GMC's Canyon were treated as a mere evolution of the current platform, dubbed the 'GMT 31XX-2'.
Also, a single engine option, the 'L3B' 2.7 liter inline four turbo mill, with 237 horsepower, plus a single option of eight-speed 8L90 transmission.
Also, the rumor has it that there will be a big bump in the base price compared to the outgoing 2022 model year, of course.
So that made some people think that maybe GM rushed things to have more time and prepare a quick and major update somewhere along the way, maybe as early as the 2024 or 2025 model years.
Or at least that's the suggestion we're getting from Dimas Ramadhan, the virtual automotive artist behind the Digimods DESIGN YouTube channel, who has taken on the task of revealing the updated Chevrolet Colorado, albeit only in CGI.
The rendering of the Chevrolet Colorado
First, judging by the traditional “Old vs. New” and classic three-quarter front and rear POVs, this imagined Colorado adopts the CGI look of a smaller version of the full-size Silverado.
But that's not all, as the author not only pursued digital pickup values, complete with ZR2 credentials, but also snatched up some "Rs" crossover SUV ideas, at least as far as the rear of the mid-size pickup truck is concerned.
So that justifies that this CGI, or the 'Silverado x RS' idea was a true mix of CGI when combined with the traditional styling of the Colorado ZR2.