GM is trying really hard to show their customers that the medium size trucks are more capable than most people think. In order to prove their point, they released at the Sema Auto Show two different trucks, one of which is the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Nautique which comes with a lot of new features meant to show people that it is just as capable as any other truck on the market.
Unfortunately though, it seems that GM will not build this truck as a special edition or even as a limited edition model and they just wanted to show people what the Colorado is capable of.
The new truck comes with changed on the exterior which are meant to make it stand out more than the usual model.
The concept Nautique is based on a top of the range model, but just as we said, it comes with a unique exterior which is there to get people’s attention. The paint scheme is all new and it is quite special because you just can not have it on the standard model. The base is an orange metallic flake paint while some parts of the car are painted black, such as the roof, hood and the rear rocker panels in order to make for a really nice accented look. The wheels are the same 18 inch rims on the usual Z71 model but these have been painted matte black to further accentuate the design of the truck.
Design – Changes
The biggest change on the exterior of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Nautique though has to be its rear bed cover which is very likely going to see production as an optional extra on most models. This comes with special anchor points on it so the driver will get the chance to store wakeboards, bikes and a lot of different equipment on the bed, leaving the entire area of the bed available for extra storage, meaning that the driver will get the chance of using the truck on expeditions without a trailer which is very good for economy and for the ease of use.
The cabin on the other hand remained stock but that’s fine because it comes fully equipped with climate control, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, leather upholstery, electric front seats, active cruise control and a very good audio system.
Under the Hood
Engine wise, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Nautique is equipped with the same 3.6 liter naturally aspirated V6 from the usual truck. While it is nothing new, the engine is very capable and it is certainly one of the best in its class. The output is quite good with 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque which may not seem like much at first but thanks to its 6 speed automatic gearbox and standard all wheel drive system, the truck can tow safely up to 7,000 pounds.
In order to demonstrate that, GM showcased with the Nautique concept truck a trailer which is used to tow a 5,000 pounds boat. Both the trailer and the boat share the same design scheme as the truck, so it looks great while towing it.
2015 Chevrolet Colorado Nautique Price
The price is unknown for this particular model but the usual top of the range truck which comes with the Z71 package is now available for roughly $35,000 which is quite good considering it comes with all the usual extras you would ever need.
Unfortunately, this model is not going to be made any time soon. However, it seems that a leisure activity model might be released some time in the near future which could use a new diesel engine as well as special color schemes which would certainly allow people to customize and enjoy their trucks a lot more.