Production of the 2021 Chevy Colorado has been extended by one month, and is now scheduled to end the week of May 31st.
As GM Authority covered previously, production of the 2021 Chevy Colorado started at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri on June 26th, 2020. The Colorado and its corporate cousin, the GMC Canyon, were the first U.S.-built GM vehicles to roll off the line for the 2021 model year.
Compared to the 2020 model year, the 2021 Chevy Colorado introduces a number of revisions and changes. Although not considered an official refresh / mid-cycle enhancement, the light update for the 2021 model year is as close to an official MCE as it gets without being an official MCE.
Updates for the 2021 model year included the deletion of the base trim level, making the Work Truck trim the new base. Additionally, the rear end features a debossed tailgate that displays the CHEVROLET script.
Further changes and updates include a few minor changes to the front fascia, the addition of three exterior colors (Bright Blue Metallic, Cherry Red Tintcoat, and Sand Dune Metallic), the deletion of five exterior colors, and the introduction of new wheel designs.
Meanwhile, the upcoming 2022 Chevy Colorado will receive only a few minor updates. The 2022 Chevy Colorado is expected to be the final model year of the current second-generation vehicle before the all-new, next-generation model is introduced for the 2023 model year. Notable updates for the 2022 model year will include one or two new exterior colors and a few revisions to the features and equipment lineup within the trim level structure.
To note, the Chevy Colorado is offered with three engine options, including the naturally aspirated 2.5L I4 LCV gasoline engine, which is rated at 200 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque, the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGZ, which is rated at 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, and the 2.8L I4 LWN turbodiesel Duramax, which is rated at 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque.