Chevrolet has said it will be introducing a new Colorado pickup in the U.S.

The company will initially launch the truck in Thailand this month, with the vehicle debuting in other countries in staggered intervals.

“The new Chevrolet Colorado is generating a lot of excitement as we begin its launch in Thailand,” said Chris Perry, vice president, 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.”

The current version of the Colorado, which is built in Shreveport, LA, will be made through the 2012 model year, Chevrolet said. The actual launch date in the U.S. for the vehicle was not released.

Built on an all-new midsize truck architecture developed by GM do Brasil, the global model will be available in both 2WD and 4WD models with regular, extended cab, and crew cab variations. Both gasoline and diesel engines will be available, including 2.5L and 2.8L turbo diesels.

Chevrolet did not say whether all those options will be available on the U.S. version.