If you look at Chevy’s current lineup, you probably wonder where could S10 possibly position itself. The familiar nameplate was in use for a couple of decades. However, the company decided to replace it with the Colorado, which still represents Chevy in the segment of mid-size trucks. On the other side, the S10 nameplate remained in South America. These days, we can read a lot of reports that suggest the familiar nameplate could come back to the U.S. market as well, probably as the 2021 Chevrolet S10. We still don’t have reliable information but if this happens, it will definitely affect Colorado’s status in some way. In any case, there is a big chance to see the new model already in the next year.
2021 Chevrolet S10 – More Than Rumor?
If you look at the current situation in GM’s lineup, there are both reasons for and against this scenario. On one side, the place that belonged to S10 now belongs to Colorado, which is doing okay, so it doesn’t seem logical to change the nameplate of the model people used on.
On the other side, the thing that may bother GM management is Colorado’s inconsistency. You probably know that Colorado came 15 years ago, then was dropped from the U.S. market and eventually came back after a couple of years. These days. its popularity is okay but still doesn’t come even closer to the class-leader Toyota Tacoma.
With or Without Colorado?
This is the first question that comes to mind when someone mentions the 2021 Chevrolet S10. The current-generation Colorado has been around for a long time, so chances to see a completely new truck are relatively big. In that case, we would see a completely new nameplate in the offer, though it is unclear where the new model would be positioned. Therefore, the other scenario sounds far more likely. According to it, the 2021 Chevrolet S10 would come as a special version, probably some hi-end trim level of Colorado. On the other side, things would probably remain unchanged in South America.
Colorado-Based 2021 Chevrolet S10 Design?
If we take that the 2021 Chevrolet S10 will be a special version of familiar Colorado, we presume that would be a hi-level trim. More precisely, this will be a version that comes with upgrades in all aspects. On one side, we would see a lot of mechanical upgrades, particularly in terms of suspension and other aspects that would improve overall off-road capabilities. Also, this version would come with a lot of upgrades on the inside, including more standard equipment, unique details etc.
The current Colorado comes with three engines in the offer. Since this will be a hi-level version, we definitely won’t see a base four-cylinder engine under the hood. We probably won’t see a diesel engine in the offer either. Therefore, a well-known 3.6-liter V6 with around 310 horsepower seems like a logical choice. Also, keep in mind that GM has recently introduced a new turbo-four engine, which could easily be used for this version as well. It is a 2.7-liter unit with around 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Along with the new engine, GM would probably introduce a new 10-speed automatic transmission as well.
When to expect 2021 Chevrolet S10?
If we can rely on rumors, the 2021 Chevrolet S10 could arrive already in the next year. However, it depends on many things, so take this with a big reserve. In any case, Colorado is about to come with novelties in the next year, so it may be a perfect occasion to see the new version as well. On the other side, South American models would probably continue in the same way.