The 2022 Chevy Colorado arrives as the eighth model year of the second-generation vehicle, introducing only a small number of changes and updates over the preceding 2021 model year. Now, fans and interested customers can spec the mid-sized pickup to taste using the official online configurator.
The 2022 Chevy Colorado follows a light update for the pickup ushered in for the 2021 model year. While the update was as close to a mid-cycle refresh as it gets, it did not meet the criteria for a full mid-cycle refresh.
Updates for the 2022 model year include the deletion of three LPO-level packages, including the Premium Protection Package, the Premium Interior Package, and the Interior Illumination Package. What’s more, the 2022 Chevy Colorado introduces the new Trail Boss package, which includes the following content:
- 17-inch High gloss Black wheels
- Red recovery hooks
- Black tailgate lettering
- Black Colorado emblems
- Front 1-inch leveling kit
- Front and mid skid plates
- Black Bowtie emblem package (when equipped on LT trim levels)
As for the powertrain spec, the 2022 Chevy Colorado is available with three engine options. These include the naturally aspirated 2.5L I4 LCV gasoline engine, rated at 200 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 191 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm, the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGZ gasoline engine, rated at 306 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 275 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm, and the 2.8L I4 LWN turbodiesel Duramax, rated at 181 horsepower at 3,400 rpm and 369 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm. Transmission options include either a six-speed automatic, or an eight-speed automatic.
Unfortunately, available supplies of the Chevy Colorado are at critically low levels, with the ongoing global microchip shortage causing massive disruptions in the supply chain. Earlier this month, General Motors announced extended stoppages at the GM Wentzville assembly facility in Missouri, affecting production of the Chevy Colorado pickup, as well as the GMC Canyon pickup, and Chevy Express and GMC Savana vans.