Chevrolet Philippines brings a new member in the pickup family here in the Philippine shore, the Colorado High Country Storm. However, instead of being destructive, this Storm is nothing but what we all want in a pickup: rugged, aggressive, and packed with features.
Sitting as the top-of-the-line variant, the High Country Storm features new exterior styling to match its adventurous character. This Colorado variant gets more black accents at the hood, side mirrors, doors, and door handles. Rear bumper, tailgate, and sport bar are also blacked out. Complementing this new look is the 18-inch alloy wheels, as well as the body decals that add a final touch to its bad-boy look.
The Colorado High Country Storm may look aggressive outside, but it offers premium comfort and convenience for both driver and passengers. You will be welcomed with leather upholstery, and silver accents in the cockpit, which are all made with high-quality materials to give a more luxurious driving experience. It’s also eight percent quieter on the road than the lower models because of its refreshed doors, windows, and windshield seals, while the front-door glass is now thicker by ten percent.
Aside from that, this commanding vehicle features a wave of new toys inside the cabin such as an 8-inch multifunction head unit with the brand’s latest MyLink infotainment system. This system comes with multiple smartphone OS compatibility, multimedia functionality, Bluetooth connectivity, SIRI Eyes free and voice recognition software.
Another advanced connectivity feature available in the Colorado is the Apple CarPlay. This feature provides convenience when it comes to calling, reading, sending messages, listening to music and using other application in you iPhone, without taking your eyes away from the road. Moreover, it comes with a remote engine start function, in which the engine can be started by just using the key fob. This will allow the cabin to be cool down before getting inside the truck.
Powering the 4WD pickup is the usual 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine that can unleash a maximum output of 200 hp and 500 Nm of torque. This powertrain is then partnered with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The High Country Storm is a top-end variant for a reason. It’s also loaded with active and safety features such as Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), and dual airbags. Other features includes Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning System, Forward Collision Alert, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Traction Control System, Hill Start Assist, Hill descent Control, Trailer Sway Control, Electronic Stability Control, and front and rear parking assist, and rear camera.
The Chevrolet High Country Storm comes with a price tag of P1,638,888. Now, with all of these upgrades and reasonable price, would this edgy pickup be able to take its competitors by storm and stir the game in its segment? Let’s wait and see.