Findlay Chevrolet generated quite the buzz when it ushered the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado truck into its lineup last year. And that enthusiasm is contagious as evidenced by the fact that 12 members of the dealership’s staff purchased various Colorado models. Among those who bought Colorados were both the general manager and a lot porter.
With a manufacturer-suggested retail price of $20,000, the Colorado is surprisingly affordable and when you consider the EPA estimated miles per gallon of 20 city and 26 highway (two-wheel-drive, 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine), there are good reasons why the 200-horsepower truck has proven popular with both the employees and customers of Findlay Chevrolet.
USA Today recently reported that the average new car price has risen to $33,560. Pair that with an increasing demand for trucks and it’s no wonder the Colorado has been so well-received.
General Manager Doug Fleming said, “This is a very good selling pickup which provides excellent power, superb handling and perfect overall amenities. General Motors hit the ball out of the park with this truck, which is much easier to park and it actually fits in your garage.”
General Motors has clearly understood that consumers are looking for options in pickup trucks. The Colorado is available with both four-cylinder and V-6 engines. The larger engine Colorado with 308 horsepower boasts the most horsepower in its class. The midsize pickup also includes an available Duramax 2.8-liter turbo diesel engine that offers the best fuel economy of any pickup along with best-in-class towing power and torque.
In what Motor Trend referred to as “cool fact,” it said, “When using its new cylinder deactivation system, the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado is effectively running on a V-4 engine, just like the V-8s with cylinder deactivation found in Chevy’s full-size pickups.”
The Colorado, which has been Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year for the past two years, also has a towing capacity of 7,000 pounds.
Also impressive is the brand new ZR2 model, considered a dominant member of its class and perfect for off-road enthusiasts. Available in two- or four-wheel-drive models, the Colorado has its bases covered whether the driver is driving the curves of Red Rock or taking on the challenging winter roads of Southern Utah.
Some other distinctive features regarding the Colorado are projector-beam headlamps, a gunmetal grille and model-specific badging bring a one-of-a-kind appearance; 17-inch dark argent metallic-painted cast-aluminum wheels; a Corner Step rear bumper; and corner hand grips along with car tie-down rings that are available.
Also available are a variety of cab and bed sizes.
Chevrolet boasts more than 20 available models to meet the needs of today’s truck enthusiasts.
About the dealer
Located at 6800 S. Torrey Pines Drive in the southwest valley, Findlay Chevrolet is part of FindlayAutomotive Group founded in 1961 by the late Pete Findlay. More information regarding the dealershipcan be found by visiting www.findlaychevrolet.com or by calling 702-982-4000.