The wraps have come off the Chevrolet Colorado show truck, ahead of its global debut at the Bangkok International Auto Show. The concept previews the next-generation Colorado midsize pickup truck, which will go on sale in Thailand later this year.

The show truck features an extended-cab body atop a high-stance AWD chassis and rides on large, 20-inch wheels and off-road tires. Power comes from an efficient 2.8 litre turbodiesel engine, which produces a broad torque band for excellent cargo and towing capability.

The Colorado’s design conveys strength through bodywork that appears tightly wrapped over the chassis and a wide, confident stance. In the front, you get the familiar gold bowtie, and the dual-port grille is framed by large headlamps that flow into the front fenders, with an extractor vent on the hood bulking things further.

It’s finished in a shade called Pepperdust Metallic, and this is accented with polished aluminum details in the fascias as well as integrated side steps and black-masked projector-style headlamps with LED lighting elements. At the rear is a full-width LED-lit taillamp, and there’s also a body-colour hard tonneau cover on the bed.

The 20-inch aluminium wheels feature a “liquid metal” finish, with Stone Gray color wheel ports, and are wrapped with Cooper 285/50R ZEON LTZ tyres.

Inside, the cabin features a dual-cockpit instrument panel design, which flows into the doors, and ice-blue lighting and high-quality, “double-faced” leather-trimmed seats add more dash. Elsewhere, a brace of motorcycle-inspired, three-dimensional gauges stand out on the instrument panel.

Contrasting dark wood trim, accented with chrome and low-gloss and soft-touch materials, is used throughout for a premium feel. A number of storage compartments are located throughout the interior, including a covered center bin for concealment of valuable items and a large, dual glovebox.

Additional features include a dual-zone, digital climate control system and an infotainment system, with an ergonomically positioned 7-inch LCD display in the centre stack at the heart of things.

Galllery of hi-res pix after the jump.

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