The 2022 Chevy Colorado arrives as the eighth model year for the second-generation vehicle, following a light update for the 2021 model year. Notably, the 2022 Chevy Colorado no longer offers two optional exterior colors.
The two exterior colors no longer available for the 2022 Chevy Colorado include Crush (paint code G16) and Cherry Red Tintcoat (paint code GSK). Pricing for the paint codes is an extra $395 for Crush and an extra $495 for Cherry Red Tintcoat. Both paint options were previously offered across the lineup, including all trim levels and body styles. Now, however, both colors have been built out for the model year.
Engine options for the 2022 Chevy Colorado 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 308 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.
The two four-cylinders connect to a six-speed automatic, while the V6 connects to an eight-speed automatic. Under the skin, the 2022 Chevy Colorado rides on the GMT 31XX platform. Production takes place at the GM Wentzville factory in Missouri.
The 2022 model year introduces just a few small changes and updates, including the deletion of three LPO-level packages, namely the Premium Protection Package, the Premium Interior Package, and the Interior Illumination Package.
Notably, the 2022 Chevy Colorado also introduces a new Trail Boss Package (RPO code PEC), which includes a number of off-road-friendly equipment, such as 17-inch High gloss Black wheels (RPO code SE0), red recovery hooks (RPO code W0H), Black tailgate lettering (RPO code SB9), and a front 1-inch leveling kit (RPO code SQS). As GM Authority covered previously, the 2022 Chevy Colorado Trail Boss package is unavailable to order for the rest of the model year.