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Old 04-23-2020, 07:19 AM   #1
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Just yesterday, GM Authority was the first to report that the Chevrolet Colorado diesel and GMC Canyon diesel were in danger of disappearing following the sale of GMís production facilities in Rayong, Thailand. Now, we have another exclusive report on the two midsize pickups. With the introduction of the next-gen models in 2023 for the 2024 model year, the Colorado and Canyon will offer just one engine option, namely a turbocharged 2.7L inline four-cylinder gas unit.

The decision is based on a number of factors, but is primarily motivated by pressure to remove complexity and consolidate vehicle builds.

Itís currently unclear which turbocharged 2.7L inline four-cylinder gas engine will be offered with the next-gen Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. For now, General Motors offers the turbocharged 2.7L I-4 L3B engine with the 2019 and newer Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500, where it produces 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque.

While some may decry the move as limiting buyer options, the new 2.7L unit certainly has the potential to outperform the current Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon engine lineup. For example, the atmospheric 2.5L I-4 LCV is really only selected for its low price or fleet applications, and in general, buyers would much rather have the 3.6L V6 LGZ gas unit or the 2.8L I-4 LWN diesel.

Meanwhile, the new 2.7L unit headed to the next-gen Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon will likely strike a balance between fuel economy, power, and torque, as evidenced by the L3B offered in the Silverado and Sierra.

Aspiration Fuel Horsepower @ RPM Torque @ RPM
2.5L LCV Atmospheric Gasoline 200 @ 6300 191 @ 4400

3.6L LGZ Atmospheric Gasoline 308 @ 6800 275 @ 4000

2.8L LWN Turbo Diesel 181 @ 3400 369 @ 2000

2.7L L3B* Turbo Gasoline 310 @ 5600 348 @ 1500

* Note: specs listed from Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500

As we can see, the L3B offers more power than the 3.6L LGZ gas unit and nearly as much torque as the 2.8L LWN diesel (at a lower engine rpm, as well). The new 2.7L is also expected to deliver better fuel economy than the three engines currently on offer. To note, the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon post a maximum of 22 mpg combined with the 2.5L gas engine, 2WD, and automatic six-speed, according to fueleconomy.gov. Fuel returns for the diesel are currently unavailable.

Itís also worth noting the much maligned eight-speed automatic, a transmission that has resulted in multiple lawsuits against GM, will not return with the next-gen Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.

For now, the new 2.7L gas unit looks like a good fit for these next-gen trucks. After all, rival products like the new Ford Ranger only offer a single powertrain as well.

What are your thoughts on the move to a single powertrain option with the next-gen Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon? Let us know in the comments, and make sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevrolet Colorado news, Chevrolet news, GMC Canyon news, GMC news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.
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Old 04-23-2020, 08:22 AM   #2
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Interesting.. but that 2.7L seems sufficient for a pickup like the Colorado. I think this is a price-conscious pickup so if the power is there I suppose it can work. Keep one engine pass the savings onto the consumer.
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That is just too bad. Im sure the 2.7 is good, but the diesel is a wonderful engine. Its a joy and fits many needs perfectly. Def will take pressure off toyota to bring diesel options to the states.
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Old 05-28-2021, 06:23 AM   #4
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2023 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab: Next-Generation Truck Spied Testing
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The 2023 Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup truck has been spotted on public roads for the first time through the glass of a camera lens, and our spy photographers have managed to share with us evidence of the truckís existence. The new GM midsize truck will compete directly with the next-generation Ford Ranger, which has been recently spotted testing on public roads, as well.

2023 Chevrolet Colorado Details

The GM midsize truck photographed outside the companyís Milford Proving Grounds is in crew cab configuration, and what looks to be a ďshort boxĒ truck bed. While not yet fit with production-intent lighting, the headlights appear to have a narrower look to them, likely signifying a move to LEDs across the lineup.
Spy photographers claim that the truck may have grown a bit in size in comparison to todays Colorado, while maintaining a six-lug bolt pattern wheel thatís wrapped around a variant of the Goodyear Wrangler Fortitude tire, which is the same tire currently used on non Z71 or ZR2 variants of the truck. Itís currently unclear if the 2023 Colorado and Canyon will come in single cab or extended cab variants to slot below the crew cab.

The 2023 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon would adopt a reworked version of the GM 31xx architecture that underpins the current trucks. Plans to introduce an entirely new 32xx architecture were scrapped in 2018, following a massive future product portfolio shakeup that axed several programs that included a sixth-generation Camaro Z/28, as well as a midsize body-on-frame SUV that would have presumably went after the Toyota 4Runner. Efforts and capital have instead been redirected into electric vehicle programs such as the GMC Hummer EV and Cadillac Lyriq.

Next-Gen Chevrolet Colorado Engine And Transmission

The 2023 Chevrolet Colorado will ditch both the 3.6L V6 and 2.8L Duramax diesel engine for the 2.7L turbo four thatís found in the larger Chevrolet Silverado and Cadillac CT4-V. The engine will likely come in varying outputs depending on the configuration of the truck. Sending power to the wheels will be a 10-speed automatic transmission thatís found itself in just about every RWD-based vehicle in the GM family. General Motors will retire the 2.8L Duramax upon the discontinuation of the current Colorado and Canyon midsize trucks.

Unfortunately, GMís midsize pickups never got the Gen V small block engines that would have been perfect matches; the 4.3L V6 and 5.3L V8 found in the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500.

If plans go unchanged, expect the 2023 Chevrolet Colorado and 2023 GMC Canyon pickup trucks to officially debut sometime next year. Hereís to hoping that the global microchip shortage will be sorted out by then.

Among the next-generation Colorado lineup is still expected to be the coveted ZR2 variant, which will reportedly get a new Baja mode setting that should target the capabilities of the Jeep Gladiator Mojave and Ford Ranger Raptor.

The 2023 Chevrolet Colorado and 2023 GMC Canyon will be built in America at the GM Wenztville Assembly plant in Missouri, which has recently been allocated $1.5 billion USD to build future products.
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See, ive also read that gm will only ditch the v6, but will somehow keep the diesel. They sold off the thai plant where they build them now, yet theyve made them the powerplant for the mil spec truck they are using, so they have to keep making them somewhere....perhaps south america? Mexico?

Id does appear that theyre trying to bring the colo looks and cab in line with the current silverado, squaring the cab and slabbing the sides.
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Old 05-29-2021, 11:05 AM   #6
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The last engine always felt like it was grasping for breath and power to keep it going. Even my wife complained The V6 only gets 15-16 mpg so what bother with smaller size as full sized gets about same or even better. Sold my ZR2 and back to real full sized pickup, RAM this time
the Colorado usually out in Thailand first as the Isuzu D-Max as is the Ford ranger Raptor already out there 2 years
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The last engine always felt like it was grasping for breath and power to keep it going. Even my wife complained The V6 only gets 15-16 mpg so what bother with smaller size as full sized gets about same or even better. Sold my ZR2 and back to real full sized pickup, RAM this time
the Colorado usually out in Thailand first as the Isuzu D-Max as is the Ford ranger Raptor already out there 2 years
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Your logic is the very reason that I'm spending money on a full restoration of my 09 Ranger It has only 100,000 on the engine and my goal is to totally restore the frame and undercoating. After the frame is taken care of, I'm having the entire body resprayed. I love my little Red Truck. Granted I'm pulling 25 miles a gallon around town but the V6 is all torque and easily gets the job done at the local hardware store.

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I dunno, ive got the diesel, for 140k now, and i love it, wouldn't trade it for anything. The gassers have their issues too, but my duramax has been excellent for many miles. Lots of long roadtrips, commutes, etc, most all while carrying a pop up camper. At 4000' on the freeway still gets 18-20 mpg carrying a camper and a lot of weight.

The gasser v6 also had lots of trans issues, not failures, but shuddery annoyances that would have driven me crazy like it apparently did with many.
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Old 06-08-2021, 12:20 PM   #9
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2022 models should begin production soon.

The Chevrolet Colorado and its corporate cousin the GMC Canyon are set to be updated for the 2022 model year with mild changes, but in the meantime, the current generation of each is in hot demand. The Colorado ZR2 Bison is especially sought-after, but both the Colorado and the Canyon have seen deliveries from the Wentzville Assembly plant in Missouri halted due to a semiconductor chip shortage. This has led some to wonder if the 2022 models could still be on track, and if so, when production will begin. We can now report that production is set to commence on August 26, 2021.

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There's now word on the 2021 models that couldn't be delivered, but it's safe to assume that things are back on track at the Missouri plant where the 2022 models will also be built. As for what you can expect from the 2022 update, details have been scant because there aren't too many changes likely. This is because both models will be replaced by all-new generations for the 2023 model year. These models will get refreshed styling, with the Colorado expected to look more like the 2022 Silverado, and both models are tipped to ride on an updated body-on-frame platform named GMT-31XX-2.

Under the hood, both will be available with the turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder from the current Silverado 1500 that produces 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque. A 10-speed automatic will handle the cogs here as expected, but the current ranges' 2.5-liter four-cylinder, 3.6-liter V6, and 2.8-liter inline-four turbodiesel Duramax ae all said to be dropped for the facelifted 2022 model year. Buyers will be able to take comfort in the fact that the refreshed trucks will gain additional infotainment and safety features while they wait for the 2023 version to arrive. But with the next Ford Ranger shaping up to be a great truck, Chevrolet may want to accelerate its plans for the all-new generation.




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Farewell GM twins, we hardly knew ye

Such a bummer they ditched the diesel. It was what made them truly unique in the midsize class. I wonder how theyll supply the mil spec trucks.
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