Just this morning, General Motors officially debuted the 2016 Chevy Colorado Duramax, finally revealing the oil-burning midsize truck’s horsepower, torque, towing capability, and pricing figures. If you haven’t already seen them, here they are:
|Engine:||2.8L Inline-4 Turbo-Diesel Duramax|
|Torque (lb-ft):||369 @ 2,000 RPM|
|Torque (Nm):||500 @ 2,000 RPM|
|Towing capacity (pounds):||7,700|
|Towing capacity (kg):||3,492|
The Colorado Diesel is also the cleanest diesel truck to ever be produced by General Motors, and Chevy says that the truck will deliver fuel economy that surpasses that of the gasoline-powered Colorado.
We don’t know how that will translate into MPG figures just yet, but we do know that the Colorado with the 2.5L I4 LCV gets 20 MPG city and 27 MPG highway. With the 3.6L V6 LFX, the truck is rated at 17 MPG city and 24 MPG highway. As such, we’re eagerly awaiting GM to reveal official fuel economy figures for the Colorado Duramax, and are sincerely hoping that they will be greater than 30 MPG highway. By the way, everything up to this point should also apply to the 2016 GMC Canyon Duramax.
The Colorado Diesel will arrive this fall in LT and Z71 trim levels, Crew Cab cab configuration, and two- and four-wheel drive. The price will be $3,730 higher when compared to a similarly-equipped 2016 Colorado with the 3.6L V6 LFX gasoline engine.