GM Stops Teasing, Officially Confirms Chevy Colorado For U.S. Market6
General Motors has officially confirmed that the next generation Chevrolet Colorado global pickup will indeed be built and sold in the United States. We’ll pretend to be surprised.
There has been a lot of interest in this truck on American soil, and rightfully so as the mid-sized truck and its two all-new Duramax diesel engines began launching in Thailand earlier this month. The truck was developed by GM’s Brazilian division (along with a few American transplant engineers), rides on an all-new platform, and gets as much as 346 pound-feet of torque from its optional 2.8L Duramax four cylinder turbodiesel. For those keeping score at home, that’s a higher torque rating that what we currently see out of the basic 4.8L V8 featured in the larger Chevrolet Silverado. However, GM will officially announce engines for the U.S.-spec truck at a later date.
When the truck does finally make its way here, it may only see competition from Nissan and Toyota, as Ford and Ram have ducked out of the segment with no immediate plans of returning. Hopefully they can price the truck low enough to keep it from being cannibalized by the Silverado and all of its dealer rebates. Fingers crossed for an off-road-performance version.
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Good news, can’t wait 4 the SUV version.
you will see an suv which with current planning will reduce prices of the product because of volume, this will also look nice as a GMC think of a Terrain as a starting point, it looks good and tough not like the chevy which is much softer and rounded, partition GM to put the 2.8 duramax in the truck they need convincing at this time all followers of diesel need to post to GMs site they want the diesel and soon!!!!!
Diesel would be sweet!
I like the front fascia of the GMC Terrain and it sure would look good on the Canyon, but please don’t square off the wheel wells, that’s the only reason why I didn’t but the Terrain.
Agree with you 100%. I simply cannot understand HOW the Terrain is selling. It’s the worst of the new GM vehicles, styling-wise. I’m sure future generations of buyers will shun it just as much as we shun the Aztek.
We should not have to petition GM for the 2.8 turbo diesel this should be a given, these are modern times; we should be driving turbo diesels now… I understand the costs are higher but at least have them offered and let the public make the choice, also GM needs to do allot better job educating the consumer of the advantages of there technology; example the horrible Volt commercials.
Diesels are the way to go. If we could just find a company that would plunge into biodiesel production (joining Willy Nelson and friends), the price of diesel fuel would be significantly lower.