After corralling some of the year's hottest trucks at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, then evaluating them across a wide array of on-road, on-track and off-road conditions, the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) has chosen the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado as the official 2014 "Mid-size Pickup of Texas." It's an impressive start to the awards season for a vehicle that also is short-listed for the 2015 North American Truck of the Year recognition.
Of course, most folks would have predicted a victory for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado in Texas, since its spec sheet showcases both next-gen technologies and true-truck performance, but the Rodeo's back-to-back driving format made for a strong confirmation of the Colorado's real-world benefits. Speaking of which, those benefits of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado include:
- Four- and six-cylinder powertrains that offer up to 27 mpg highway and a max trailer rating of 7,000 lbs.
- Chevy MyLink infotainment technology backed by 4G LTE connectivity and a mobile wi-fi hotspot
- Segment-first safety features such as forward collision alert, lane-departure warning and a standard rearview camera
Said Tony Johnson, marketing manager for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado: “We are both honored and excited to receive the Mid-size Pickup Truck of Texas award from the Texas Auto Writer’s Association annual Truck Rodeo competition. It’s always a great vote of confidence for both us and the consumer when an organization gives us their stamp of approval.”
And the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado wasn't the only Bowtie-brand products to earn that stamp: The 2015 Chevy Tahoe also scored with TAWA as the 2014 Full-size SUV of Texas.