Detroit, Michigan – A version of the all-new Colorado midsize pickup will be built and sold in the U.S., following the announcement that its first version will initially be launched in Thailand and then in other regions around the globe.

“The new Chevrolet Colorado is generating a lot of excitement as we begin its launch in Thailand,” said Chris Perry, vice-president of global marketing and strategy for Chevrolet. “We think the design, capability and fuel efficiency of the new Colorado will make it attractive to U.S. customers.”

Product details and production location will be announced later. The current-generation Colorado will continue to be produced in Shreveport, Louisiana through the 2012 model year.

In Thailand, the model lineup will include regular, extended-cab and crew cab variants in two- and four-wheel drive, and with new turbo diesel engines. Thailand is the world’s largest market for midsize pickup trucks.

The show version of the Colorado was also presented at events in Argentina, Australia and Germany. The new truck is based on an all-new midsize truck architecture developed by GM do Brasil.

Connect with