For those looking for a bit more details on GM’s new North American midsize trucks, today is your day. Because according to an official order guide, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon will produce a tame 200 horsepower from their base 2.5L four-cylinder engine with 191 foot-pounds of torque with a 4.10 axle ratio. Meanwhile, the optional V6 will churn out a more significant 305 hp and 269 lb-ft with a 3.42 axle ratio. Both ratings beat previous estimates.
The 2.8L Duramax set for the 2016 model year has yet to be officially rated. The 2.5L in Base and Work Truck form will feature a six-speed manual transmission, while V6 and all other trim levels will be graced with the automatic. And as far as capabilities go, the 2.5L-equipped models with an automatic transmission are given a 3,500-pound tow rating, while the V-6 models get a class-leading 7,000-pound tow rating. We still have to wait another year for the diesel, and we’re also not sure if these ratings follow the SAE J2807 towing standard.
Stay tuned for full RPO code breakdowns on both midsize trucks.