Otherwise known as the Chevrolet Colorado, the Chevrolet S10 has been sold on the South American market as a Brazilian built version of the famous pickup truck. While the North American version was killed off back in 2004, the S10 carried on to enter its third generation in 2012. According to reliable sources, Chevrolet is currently working on its mid-cycle update for the 2017 model year. As part of this facelift, expect the 2017 Chevrolet S10 to receive a number of visual and technological upgrades.
2017 Chevrolet S10 Design Updates
Most of the revised styling cues expected from the 2017 Chevrolet S10 will be concentrated on its front end. The facelifted S10 will feature a large and more aggressive dual front grille with new headlights and optional LED daytime running lights. The lower part of the front fascia is due to adopt a new silver skid plate, as well as new chromed casings for the fog lamps. Expect also to see a redesigned hood, while the rear end shoul remain mostly unchanged except for the revised taillights. As for the interior design, the upcoming S10 is expected to offer only subtle changes. The most notable equipment updates include introduction of the latest Chevrolet MyLink II infotainment system that incorporates DVD playback, navigation, as well as a reverse camera.
2017 Chevrolet S10 Engine Range
The entry-level versions of the 2017 Chevrolet S10 will be powered by 2.4-liter FlexPower unit coupled with a five-speed manual gearbox. The gasoline-powered variant of this engine makes 139 horsepower and 220 Nm of torque, while the ethanol-driven version churns out 145 hp and 236 Nm of twist. The more powerful gas engine comes as the 2.5-liter EcoTec cranking out 202 hp and 259 Nm, while paired with a six-speed manual and optional 4-wheel drive. The only available diesel option will be the 2.8-liter Duramax that delivers 200 hp and 500 Nm of torque. This unit will be available with both manual and automatic six-speed transmissions.
2017 Chevy S10 Competition
The 2017 Chevrolet S10 is expected to hit the South American dealerships in the second half of 2016. Among its greatest rivals, expect to see the new Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger and Nissan Frontier.