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The wraps have come off the facelifted second-gen Chevrolet Colorado – the pick-up made its debut at the Agrishow agricultural fair in Brazil, and the new S10 (as it’s known as in that market) provides the first view of what buyers in other markets can expect with the refresh job.

Some of the styling cues were previewed from the Bangkok reveal of the GM Australia-built Colorado Xtreme show vehicle, like the new fascia and slimmer headlamps. Not much in the way of mechanical changes, though the suspension has been revised for the new outing and electric power steering finds its way on.

Inside, there’s a new-look dash and fresh seat trim, and the automaker says there’s a big jump in sophistication with the inclusion of more refined and soft touch material. The redesigned centre console now features an eight-inch color touchscreen and houses the latest MyLink infotainment system, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There’s also a new instrument panel in the mix.

Standard fit equipment includes automatic headlamps and wipers, an electrochromic rear-view mirror, reverse camera, auto air-conditioning and front parking sensors, while lane departure and frontal collision warning find their way on to the safety kit list.

In Brazil, the pick-up will be available in two engine choices, a 2.8 litre turbodiesel and 2.5 litre SIDI Flex unit. Three cabin options (single, double and chassis cab) abound, over four specification grades and two- and four-wheel drive configurations.

Currently in Malaysia, the pre-facelift Colorado comes with a choice of a 2.5 litre Duramax turbodiesel with 161 hp/380 Nm and a 2.8 litre Duramax unit with two different torque outputs: 193 hp/440 Nm and 193 hp/500 Nm. The 2.5 litre and mid-range 2.8 litre is paired with a six-speed manual, while the higher output mill gets a six-speed auto transmission.