Chevrolet announced today that consumers can now go to the website for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and build and price one for themselves using the new 'Build Your Own’ tool on the site. The all-new Colorado will be available later this fall and dealers are now ordering to fill their lots to meet the expected demand for this new truck. Dealer confidence appears high with over 30,000 ordered in the last three weeks.
Chevrolet released high level pricing for the new Colorado early last month showing an entry level Colorado extended cab model with a standard 200-horsepower, 2.5L four-cylinder engine to have an MSRP of $20,995, a next trim level Colorado LT Crew Cab 2WD at $27,985 with the Colorado Z71 Crew Cab 4x4 starting at $34,990. All prices included delivery, but not taxes and other fees.
Starting prices are exactly that – where you start for that particular truck trim level. What customers want to know is how much for the truck built the way they want it. Now, with the Build Your Own tool, customers can begin to look at – and price - a new 2015 Colorado, built their way in full detail.
Chevrolet supplied some sample builds in their announcement. For starters, moving up the power train on any trim level to the 305-horsepower 3.6L V-6 engine adds $1,220 with the 6-speed automatic another $650.
If you are going to use your Colorado mostly to commute and haul some stuff now and then, a Colorado 2WD Crew Cab Short Box LT ($27,985) with tri-fold tonneau cover ($595), spray-in bed liner ($475), the GearOn divider system and moveable tie-down rings ($495) might do you nicely. Total suggested retail price: $29,550. Yes, that price - all the way to your driveway - is under $30,000.
For towing a boat (or other things), the Colorado maximum tow capacity of 7,000 pounds might best be realized with a Colorado 4WD Crew Cab Short Box LT powered by a 3.6L V6 engine ($32,960) with automatic locking rear differential ($325) and Z82 trailering package ($250). Total suggested retail price: $33,535.
For those whose thing is mountain biking or kayaking, a Colorado 4WD Crew Cab Long Box Z71 ($35,290) with the GearOn Cross rails tiered storage system and moveable tie-down rings ($395), all-weather floor mats ($160) and spray-in bed liner ($475) might be just the deal. Total suggested retail price: $36,320.
Remember too, that OnStar comes on the new Colorado as it does across the GM family of vehicles. The new 4G LTE WiFi hotspot will be available for the Colorado when it arrives in the market. A 4G LTE WiFi hotspot could be the perfect accessory for the new Colorado that you build.
For those considering getting an all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado this fall, we encourage you to visit the Build Your Own site and start to build a truck your way now. Then, call your dealer and make sure that one of those he is ordering, matches the one you have built. That way you can get your truck early, your way – before a whole lot of other people start looking for theirs.