Thursday, October 20, 2016

NAZA QUEST LAUNCHES THE ALL-NEW CHEVROLET COLORADO FOR THE MALAYSIAN MARKET


Naza Quest Sdn Bhd, the sole distributor and importer of Chevrolet vehicles in Malaysia, has launched the All-New Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck. Variants made available are the Colorado 2.5L Standard LT Manual, 2.5L LT Automatic, 2.5L Standard LTZ Automatic, the 2.8L Standard LTZ automatic and the range topping 2.8L High Country automatic. This marks a thorough revision of the current generation Colorado pickup truck. First launched globally in 2011, this latest revision features new exterior and interior design. 


The exterior starts with an all new front end including a new sporty front fascia, grille, hood and lights. It also features LED daytime running lights bringing the exterior totally up to date. Not much on the outside. But the interior gets more of the upgrades compared to the exterior.

It gets a new-look dashboard and seat trims. There is a redesigned centre console which boasts an easy-to-use, intuitive layout. It features an eight-inch colour touchscreen (depending on variants) and houses the latest MyLink infotainment system. Soft touch sophisticated materials, fabrics and finishes are now more in use throughout the cabin adding that perceived premium finish that would make a lot of people feel good when seated inside the Colorado.

The upgraded 2.8L Duramax four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine (VGT) has been tuned to offer better performance, improved fuel economy and lower emissions. It 193hp and 500 Nm of torque. The upgraded 2.5L Duramax four-cylinder turbo-diesel now also benefits from a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT) producing 132 kW (180hp) of power and 440 Nm of torque. The engine is Euro-4 compliant. 

The base 2.5L Duramax four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine (FGT) with 163hp/380Nm is still available on lower specification models matched with a manual transmission to those that are more cost conscious. The manual variant comes with a 6 speed gearbox whilst the automatic ones are also a six speed traditional torque convertor type transmission with the full 4x4 (electronic) shift on the fly type all wheel drive differentials.


Chevrolet has also put lots of emphasis into the refinement of the Colorado this time. The Colorado also features revised body mounts across the range and new engine mounts. This has resulted in lower NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) inside the cabin. In-house tests have shown that the interior is now between two to four decibels quieter, in addition to reduced vibration.

Aside from that there is a more rigid ladder frame chassis and new cabin mounts that provide better isolation between the cabin and chassis to further improve NVH. The new cabin mounts also reduce movement between the cabin and the chassis, providing more solid driving dynamics. The front brake rotor also features a new compound that reduces operating noise. Additionally, the new suspensions are tuned with digressive shocks that give the Colorado a superior ride comfort and stability.


Lot of standard kit in all variants. From electronic power steering (EPAS), ABS, EBD, 3 Airbags and more which you can read below. On the Road Prices with road tax and insurance are as follows:

Chevrolet Colorado                                                              
2.5L Standard LT Manual (non-VGT engine) -  RM 99,911.28       (RM100,164.28 Company)
2.5L LT Automatic,                                           RM107,948.20      (RM108,201.20 Company)
2.5L Standard LTZ Automatic                           RM115,031.12      (RM115,284.12 Company)
2.8L Standard LTZ Automatic                           RM124,916.00      (RM125,169.00 Company)
2.8L High Country Automatic                            RM132,874.48      (RM133,327.48 Company)




A Colorado with added extras.

PRESS RELEASE (and more photos below)
THE LAUNCH OF THE ALL-NEW CHEVROLET COLORADO:
MORE THAN JUST A TRUCK

All-New Colorado showcases Chevrolet’s almost 100-year expertise in designing and building capable pick-up trucks.
• New tough and refined exterior and interior design
• Introducing all new levels of comfort, refinement and safety as well as significant improvements to ride and handling, and lower noise and vibration levels
• First truck in the market to feature Apple CarPlay® and Remote Engine Start function
• 2.8L VGT Duramax four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine produces 147kW (193hp) of power & 500Nm of torque
• Powerful and fuel efficient 2.5L VGT Duramax four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine also available in manual and automatic transmission
• Selling price starting from RM90,188* (without roadtax, GST, insurance and registration fees)

20 October 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Naza Quest Sdn Bhd, the sole distributor and importer of Chevrolet vehicles in Malaysia, today took the covers off The All-New Colorado pickup truck, the latest model in Chevrolet’s great truck lineage that goes back almost 100 years ago.

Bearing all the hallmarks of the great American Chevrolet trucks, The All-New Colorado comes with a new
exterior and interior design, in addition to greater performance, better safety, increased refinement and segment-leading technology.

Speaking at the launch, Datuk Wira Hj. SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin, Group Executive Chairman of Naza World Group of Companies, said “Chevrolet has been on an interesting journey since we took over the brand back in 2010. Several models have been introduced since then and nothing can be compared to this new Colorado truck. The design has improved exponentially with a lot of attention to details that will make this new Colorado a game changer in its segment in Malaysia. We are excited to see how great the engineering design for recent new Chevrolet models has developed and this is a positive sign for the brand to move forward in this country.

Chevrolet’s handling and comfort have always been the key selling points for us and this new Colorado’s transcendent driving pleasure will definitely something to look forward to by the Malaysian consumers.”
As a truly global program, the Chevrolet Colorado benefits from significant input from Thailand, Australia, Brazil as well as the U.S.,ensuring the truck not only meets, but exceeds, the demands of each market.

TOUGH AND REFINED DESIGN
The All-New Colorado has been designed with a tough, yet refined appearance. Its lines are more angular and purposeful, a nod to its American-truck DNA, giving it strong proportions to ensure it looks robust and tough, reflecting its serious off-road capability.

The truck adopts a global design language that communicates power, strength and prestige with an all new front end including a new sporty front fascia, grille, hood and lights which will make this truck stand out from the crowd. Its expressive new look combined with new slim LED daytime running lights give it an unmistakable road presence.

Inside the Colorado, toughness and refinement continues with an all new premium interior that focuses on comfort, spaciousness and technology. Designed with the driver and passenger in mind, the new-look dashboard and seat trims elevate the premium feel of the Colorado. While the all new redesigned centre console boasts an easy-to-use, intuitive layout featuring an eight-inch colour touchscreen (depending on variants) and houses the latest MyLink infotainment system.

Soft touch sophisticated materials, fabrics and finishes are used throughout the truck, with focus on comfort and capability. Thoughtful use of materials ensure they are durable while enhancing occupant comfort. New trim inserts feature tailored stitching that creates a whole new level of refinement not usually found in a mid-sized truck.

Gary Player, General Motors International General Director, Sales and Distributor Operations said “Chevrolet is excited to launch this important evolution to one of the best-selling trucks in the region. Calling upon Chevrolet’s global expertise and rich heritage we have created a truck that retains the same serious off-road capability as its predecessor, but adds impressive on-road refinement and a go-anywhere spirit driven by advanced technology. The all-new Colorado is proof that Chevrolet is a global leader in trucks and I have
no doubt it will entice more customers to come and take a closer look at what we have to offer.”

A TRUCK ENGINEERED TO PROVIDE A POWERFUL AND COMFORTABLE RIDE
The All-New Colorado comes in 2.8L and 2.5L variants. The upgraded 2.8L Duramax four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine (VGT) has been tuned to offer better performance, improved fuel economy and lower emissions. It produces 147 kW (193hp) of power and 500 Nm of torque. The upgraded 2.5L Duramax four-cylinder turbo-diesel now also benefits from a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT) producing 132 kW (180hp) of power and 440 Nm of torque. The engine is Euro-4 compliant. The high value 2.5L Duramax four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine (FGT) is still available on lower specification models matched with a manual transmission.

The engine’s performance is managed by an in-house developed engine control unit (ECU), specially developed to take advantage of and enhance the engine’s characteristics. The ECU has more than 150 patented control functions that optimize integration between software functions and engine hardware.

The All-New Colorado also features revised body mounts across the range and new engine mounts. This has resulted in lower NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) inside the cabin. In-house tests have shown that the interior is now between two to four decibels quieter, in addition to reduced vibration.

The All-New Colorado features a chassis with increased rigidity so it is tougher and more stable, which adds to the driver’s comfort. New cabin mounts that provide better isolation between the cabin and chassis are used to further improve NVH. The new cabin mounts also reduce movement between the cabin and the chassis, providing more solid driving dynamics. 

The front brake rotor also features a new compound that reduces operating noise. Additionally, the new suspensions are tuned with digressive shocks that give the Colorado a superior ride comfort and stability.
The All-New Colorado also features Electric Power Steering (EPS) that makes steering effort lighter in city and at parking speeds, in addition to improving handling comfort and aiding fuel efficiency. Power assist is reduced proportionately as speed builds, so the driver gets a properly-weighted steering feel at highway speeds.

ALL THE FEATURES EXPECTED FROM A PREMIUM TRUCK
The All-New Colorado is fitted with all the latest technology features expected from a premium pick-up truck.

ADVANCED SAFETY FEATURES
Safety remains Chevrolet’s main priority and Colorado reflects this philosophy with a host of active and passive safety features (depending on variants) including Traction Control System (TCS), Panic Brake Assist (PBA), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hill Descent Control (HDC) and Hill Start Assist (HSA). All these are in addition to the two front airbags, along with a knee airbag for the driver.

DRIVER ASSISTANCE FEATURES
Depending on variants, The All-New Colorado features Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Alert (FCA), Front and Rear Park Assist Sensors and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Additionally, it features Auto Rain Sensor and Auto Headlamp and a Remote Start Engine function. The latter is useful especially during hot weather when the engine can be started using the key fob, allowing the cabin to be cooled sufficiently before occupants get into the vehicle. It also comes with Front-Park Assist and a Reverse Camera that aid manoeuvring in tight urban confines. Other features include Comfort Closing Windows which allows both front windows automatically drop a fraction to facilitate door closing.

UNPARALLELED CONNECTIVITY
Connectivity is critical to today’s drivers which is why the Colorado is fitted with new technology features you would only expect from a premium pick-up truck. It is the first pickup truck in its segment to come with Apple CarPlay™ applications, allowing customers to project a simplified version of their smartphone screen onto the car's colour touchscreen.

Complemented by Siri® Eyes Free and voice recognition software, allowing drivers to give verbal commands ensuring their hands never have to leave the wheel. This systems ensures Colorado supports the driver's lifestyle, allowing you to explore new roads at work and at play.

Interested customers who wish to place a booking on The All-New Colorado are welcome to enquire further details at all of the authorised Chevrolet showroom nationwide. For more information on Chevrolet, call 1-800-2-CHEVY (24389) or visit www.chevrolet.com.my. Follow Chevrolet Malaysia Facebook and @Chevrolet_MY Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates and offerings of Chevrolet Malaysia.

NAZA Quest Sdn Bhd
NAZA Quest Sdn Bhd is a subsidiary company of NAZA Motor Trading Sdn Bhd, which is part of the NAZA World Group of Companies. NAZA Quest is the sole and exclusive authorized distributor of General Motors product under the Chevrolet brand in Malaysia. Started its operation in early March 2010, the company currently distributes Chevrolet brands like the Cruze, Colorado, Orlando, Sonic and Malibu. Its’ current branches and dealers network of 23 in key market centres, are being expanded to have a better regional coverage in preparation for a bigger volume and to give our customers a better service experience.
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