2021 Chevrolet Colorado
The Chevrolet Colorado is expected to receive a mid-cycle refresh for the 2021 model year consisting of updates to exterior, interior, technology and powertrain, representing the seventh model year of the second-generation Colorado.
A mid-cycle refresh can otherwise be referred to as a facelift or a mid-cycle enhancement (MCE) in GM speak. We initially expected the Colorado refresh to arrive for the 2019 and 2020 model years, neither of which took place.
Following is speculative and unconfirmed information about the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado and the anticipated Colorado refresh. This page is a continuous work-in-progress and will be updated on a regular basis as we await official details from General Motors and Chevrolet.
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Following are our expectations of the 2021 Chevy Colorado refresh:
- Revised exterior styling similar to the Colorado ZR2 AEV concept
- Refreshed interior
- Changes to features and equipment group structure
- Introduction of the rumored ZR2 Colorado Bison variant to slot above the Colorado ZR2
- Possible addition of sunroof
- Possible addition of push-button start
- Possible addition of range-topping LTZ or High Country trim level
- Possible revision of engines, with the new GM 2.7L Turbo L3B inline-four cylinder engine joining the 3.6L V-6 LGY gasoline engine and 2.8L I-4 Duramax LWN diesel engine
- Possible addition of the new GM 10-speed automatic transmission on some models, trim levels and/or powertrain combinations
The 2021 Chevy Colorado will continue to be offered as a midsize pickup truck with the following cab and bed configurations:
- Extended Cab, Long Box
- Crew Cab, Short Box
- Crew Cab, Long Box
The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado is expected to bring revised engine and transmission offerings, potentially introducing the new GM 2.7L L3B TriPower engine. For reference, the 2020 Colorado is available with the following powertrain options:
|Engine||Transmission||Horsepower @ RPM||Torque @ RPM||Rear Axle|
|2.5L I-4 LCV gasoline||6-speed manual N8D||200 @ 6300||191 @ 4400||4.10|
|2.5L I-4 LCV gasoline||6-speed automatic MYB||200 @ 6300||191 @ 4400||4.10|
|3.6L V-6 LGZ gasoline||8-speed automatic M5T||308 @ 6800||275 @ 4000||3.42|
|2.8L I-4 LWN diesel||6-speed automatic MYB||181 @ 3400||369 @ 2000||3.42|
The 2021 Colorado might see changes in the model lineup. For reference the 2020 Colorado is offered in the following models:
The 2021 Colorado might see a revision in trim levels to deliver a lower base price while introducing a high-end model such as LTZ or High Country. For reference the 2019 Colorado is offered in the following trim levels:
- Base (2SA)
- Work Truck:
- 2WD (2WT)
- 4WD (4WT)
- 2WD (2LT)
- 4WD (4LT)
- 2WD (2Z7)
- 4WD (4Z7)
- ZR2 (4ZR)
Like all second-generation units of the Chevy Colorado, the 2021 Colorado will continue to ride on the GMT 31XX platform shared with the following vehicles:
- 2015 and newer GMC Canyon
- 2013 and newer Chevrolet and Holden Colorado for international markets
- 2014 and newer Chevrolet Trailblazer, also known as the Holden Colorado 7 and Holden Trailblazer
We expect the 2021 Chevy Colorado to follow the regular GM model year rollover sequence, and launch on or before the third quarter of calendar year 2020.
We expect that the current, second-generation Chevrolet Colorado will remain in production for at least the thru the 2022 model year, and that an all-new, future Chevy Colorado will launch for the 2023 model year.
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