There’s not much to see, other than the typical black plastic with “V6 VVT” molded on top. Currently, the only engine to spell out that alpha-numeration is the 3.6L LFX V6 engine. And considering the rumor that the new Colorado and GMC Canyon will not share a single engine with the larger Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, it seems that the writing is on the wall that the LFX will be planted into these GMI700 trucks.
The engine cover seems to look the part. However, the torque figure of the current LFX (275 lb-ft in the Cadillac ATS), just doesn’t seem substantial enough to pack the necessary punch the twin trucks need to take it to the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier. Either way, we’re confident that the GM engineers have an ace up their sleeve.