The pick-up market in Brazil is registering a lot of news. Besides the Fiat Toro and the Renault Duster Oroch, Toyota has presented the new Hilux, Volkswagen has announced changes for the Amarok and now GM presents the mid-cycle restyling for the S10. The new midsize pick-up has been photographed by our readers and it follows the lines used by the model presented in Thailand. The new TrailBlazer should present the same appearance when it is revealed, some days from now.
The new pick-up will be officially presented at the Agrishow fair, in Ribeirão Preto, SP, from April 25 to 29, 2016. This fair is destined to farmers and everyone involved in agribusiness, one of the explanations for the pick-up boom in Brazil. In the ailing Brazilian economy, this is the only sector that is not facing so many difficulties.
The new Chevrolet S10 is mostly about a new look and some gadgets to make it look more up to date. No changes have been performed on dimensions or engines, apart from dropping the 108 kW 2.4 4-cylinder. The simple cab is 5.37 m long, 1.88 m wide, 1.79 m tall and has a wheelbase of 3.10 m. The double cab is 5.35 m long and 1.82 m tall, preserving the other measures. Now the pick-up has only two engine options, a 152 kW 2.5 direct injection 4-cylinder and a 147 kW 2.8 4-cylinder turbodiesel.
GM says is has changed the pick-up suspension and brakes, apart from the looks of the pick-up, which include a new front grille, new headlights (with a DRL LED signature) and loads of new features, such as automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, rear-view camera, front parking sensors, remote ignition and comfort windows closing and opening. The pick-up also may come with MyLink and OnStar, a completely new feature in GM cars sold in South America, even if it is offered in the USA since 1995. A 21-year delay.
The pick-up also presents traction control (TC), stability control (EPS), hill start assist (HSA) and hill descent control (HDC), but GM does not inform if these items are options or standard features.