This year, production of the current-generation Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon will draw to an uneventful close. In its place will at the very least be an all-new Colorado, planned to be built in Wentzville, Missouri. However, a few things need to happen first. And they are expected to take around two years time to complete. In the meantime, the global launch of the new Colorado will commence in Thailand.
Besides completely retooling Wentzville with a $380 million investment, the Colorado needs to be fine-tuned for the U.S. market. This includes the implementation of different engines than the global models, such as the new 2.5L Ecotec and the familiar 3.6L LFX V6 engine. Whether the pair of all-new Duramax four-cylinder engines are destined for the ‘Merican Colorados remains to be seen. But if you ask us, it would be a mistake for GM not to offer them here.