As GM Authority was first to exclusively report, the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado and 2021 GMC Canyon are getting small facelifts, comprised of a new front grille treatment for all models. In the case of the Colorado, the new, rugged look works well with the revised color palette, which includes three new hues. The Canyon, on the other hand, adds four new colors to its palette.
Another noteworthy change concerns the trim level structure of both vehicles. As we’ve covered, the GMC Canyon is moving away from the traditional SL-SLE-SLT-Denali GMC trim level structure, with the deletion of the SL variant and addition of the all-new AT4 model.
The same change can be observed in the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado lineup, which drops the base (2SA) trim, making the Work Truck (2WT) the new entry-level model.
For reference, we’ve included a breakdown of the 2020/2021 Colorado trim level structures and 2020/2021 Canyon trim level structures in the drop-downs below:
|Trim level:||Base||Work Truck||LT||Z71||ZR2|
|Equipment group:||2SA||2WT, 4WT||2LT, 4LT||2Z7, 4Z7||4ZR|
|Trim level:||Work Truck||LT||Z71||ZR2|
|Equipment group:||2WT, 4WT||2LT, 4LT||2Z7, 4Z7||4ZR|
|Trim level:||SL||Canyon 2WD||Canyon 4WD||SLE 2WD||SLE 4WD||All Terrain 4WD||SLT 2WD||SLT 4WD||Denali 2WD||Denali 4WD|
|Trim level:||Elevation Standard 2WD||Elevation Standard 4WD||Elevation 2WD||Elevation 4WD||AT4 4WD||Denali 2WD||Denali 4WD|
The shake-up in Colorado and Canyon offerings is an effort to sustain interest in the vehicles until the next-generation models arrive. We expect the overhauled future Chevy Colorado and future GMC Canyon to land in 2022 or 2023 (calendar years) as 2023 or 2024 models (model years). They will ride on the GM 31XX-2 platform, a slightly upgraded version of the GM 31XX architecture that underpins the current trucks.