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It doesn’t look like very long to go before the facelifted second-gen Chevrolet Colorado makes its market debut here. An example of the pick-up, which made its ASEAN debut in April, is on display at a Chevy stand in Naza Automall.

The mid-life refresh brings about a front fascia, revised grille and hood as well as slimmer headlamps, styling cues that were previewed by the GM Australia-built Colorado Xtreme show vehicle seen at the Bangkok Motor Show in March.

The display vehicle has had its windows blackened to the point no view of the inside is possible, but no surprise as to what’s inside – changes to the interior consist of a new-look dash and a redesigned centre console, and the Colorado now has a new instrument panel and fresh seat trim, with improved soft-touch materials on call.

Based on the general specification table stuck across the front windscreen, the Malaysian Colorado will come with an eight-inch color touchscreen and the latest MyLink infotainment system incorporating Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Standard equipment will include auto climate control, LED DRLs, a reverse camera, front/rear parking sensors and a remote-start function.

Safety kit includes traction control, ESC and dual front/driver’s knee airbags, and the local Colorado (in its high-spec configuration at least) will be equipped with lane departure warning, frontal collision alert and a tire pressure monitoring system.

The facelift is equipped with an upgraded 2.5 litre Duramax four-cylinder turbodiesel engine that has been reworked to offer better performance, fuel economy and lower emissions. The Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT) Euro 4-compliant unit now produces 177 hp at 3,600 rpm and 440 Nm at 2,000 rpm, a bump up over the 161 hp and 380 Nm seen on the 2.5L Duramax in the current pre-facelift model.

The 2.8 litre Duramax seen on the pre-facelift will be retained. It remains to be seen what variants Naza Quest will offer for the refresh job, but it shouldn’t veer far from what’s on call now.

Currently, the pre-facelift Colorado is available in 2.5 litre (161 hp/380 Nm) and 2.8 litre forms, the latter with two 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.