There goes a saying “with great power comes great responsibility.” The same goes when driving a pick-up truck that boasts class-leading power and torque underneath its hood like the Chevrolet Colorado, and that’s why it’s great that it’s now equipped with even more safety features this year.
New for the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado will be Traction Control System (TCS) that senses when one wheel is spinning more quickly than the others. It then applies the brake on that wheel to reduce the speed or slip to provide more grip.
This pick-up truck also has brake assist that determines if the driver trying to stop immediately or simply slowing down. If it senses the former, it then applies additional brake power then the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) kicks in to prevent lock up.
The Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) follows-up to prevent the wheels with lesser load from skidding. Speaking of skidding, the Colorado also comes with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), which activates when the sensors detect that the driver is losing control of the vehicle a.k.a. fishtailing.
There’s also the Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Hill Descent Control (HDC) that helps drivers from rolling down uncontrollably when driving up or down an inclined path.
For those who bring additional cargo via a trailer, owners will be happy to know that the 2018 Colorado is also equipped with Trailer Sway Control (TSC). The TSC applies the brakes to the individual wheels when the pick-up truck’s trailer begins to sway be it due to the uneven load or high speed. It can also cut the engine’s power to slow down the Colorado.
Apart from these features, this pick-up truck, in its higher variants, will come with active driving aids such as forward collision alert, lane departure warning, and front and rear park assist. Isn't it cool to know that even with the Colorado's 200 hp and 500 Nm of torque from its engine, you still have all these safety features to help keep you and other people away from harm?