Ever had your cubicle pals flash an invitation to a party you weren't invited to? Chevy did that today with this teaser of the redone Colorado pickup, which will debut at the Bangkok auto show later this month.

The bowtie brand says Thailand gets to see the Colorado first because 43% of the vehicles sold their last year were pickups. The new Colorado's set to go into production in 2012 for the rest of the world, and despite the steady upward ascent of U.S. fuel prices, we know of no plans to update the dowdy American version.

If you stretch the photo by 20% it may preview the new design language for the next-generation Silverado, but what kind of world do we live in if driving the latest pickups requires international travel?