GMC Canyon, Chevy Colorado Diesel Production To End In Q3 202250
GM Authority has learned from sources familiar with the matter that production of the Chevy Colorado diesel and GMC Canyon diesel pickup trucks will end in Q3 of the 2022 calendar year.
The last cycle order cycle for new Chevy Colorado diesel and GMC Canyon models will be June 9th, 2022. As it turns out, that’s an early buildout, as production of the diesel-powered pickup trucks will end earlier than the 2022-model-year pickups as whole.
The end of production for the Chevy Colorado diesel and GMC Canyon will come as General Motors makes preparations for production of the next-generation 2023 GMC Canyon and 2023 Chevy Colorado, both of which will feature the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine as the exclusive powertrain option.
The turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine is rated at 310 horsepower and an uprated 430 pound-feet of torque, connecting to a 10-speed automatic transmission. By comparison, the Chevy Colorado diesel and GMC Canyon are equipped with the turbocharged 2.8L I4 LWN turbodiesel Duramax engine, which is rated at 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, connecting to a six-speed automatic transmission.
As GM Authority covered previously, production of the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks at the GM Wentzville Assembly plant in Missouri just recently got back up and running, resuming as of January 24th, 2022, after going offline on January 3rd. The production shutdown was likely related to renovation work to prepare for production of the next-generation 2023 GMC Canyon and 2023 Chevy Colorado.
Both next-generation pickups will ride on a heavily revised version of the current models’ 31XX platform. Both vehicles will also adopt the GM Global B electrical architecture for the latest tech features. On the GMC side, the next-gen Canyon will also introduce the first-ever Canyon AT4X, a more-capable off-roader that will serve as GMC’s variant of the Chevy Colorado ZR2.
Further updates will include a revised exterior and a new interior, the latter of which we recently covered with this in-depth video:
The next-gen 2023 GMC Canyon and 2023 Chevy Colorado will debut in the first half of 2022.
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I’m slowly realizing that GM is managing variants and reducing too many variants. Now the inline-4 diesel engine with 6-speed AT, which is actually no longer wanted because the NH3 emissions are too high, is also omitted.
But I always wonder why GM still uses 6-speed AT and 8-speed AT variants! the 10-speed AT hardware 100% in all vehicles and only the software is specially adapted to the engine and vehicle.
Such a variant management is easy to integrate in the planning and development and thus everything useless can be omitted within 2 model years or facelift options.
It is known that many options that have to be ordered separately are more expensive than standard installation!
Each special control is expensive and costs money.
GM Controller starts now and you will save $5 billion by Q2 – 2022! The market value increases!
Unfortunately, as a private person, I can’t submit a “cost-down or immotion proposal” that is positively rated to GM! Too bad, because you could earn a lot with just 1%. Oh well!
Herman, those are potent drugs you’re taking. Best used *after* you write an obtuse rant.
Well one good way to improve quality is with complexity reduction, so there’s that I guess.
OH BOY!! All New Electric Go Carts!! Forget driving to see grandma if she lives in another state!
Stupid, shortsighted mistake eliminating the Diesel. Next door neighbor has had one for several years and I am so impressed with its performance and outstanding MPG I was going to order a 2023 with it. Kiss that idea good bye. I keep my trucks for a long time and want no part of an overstressed, gas-fueled, 4 banger, turbo time bomb.
Then buy a 2022.
Nobody is stopping you from ordering one.
Or get a slightly used one.
But then again it’s easier to be an American crybaby then put your $$$ where your mouth is.
Yeah, I figured there would be some master-baiter with a smart-azz reply like this and here you are, right on know-it-all cue. You know nothing, zero, about me or my reasons for my decision(s) but decide to shoot your fat mouth off anyway. Your tiny brain needs to learn some manners Bub and you need some professional help with your overt Narcissism and being a giant a-hole.
Prove him wrong instead of doubling down on the crybaby attitude because someone called you out
The smart-AZZ is wrong because of his multiple insults the jerk-off commented with. If you had any real semblance of reading comprehension and manners you’d know that already. There’s nothing to “prove” since he’s just another Narcissist jerk. There’s a huge difference in “calling someone out” based on incorrect facts vs. issuing insults on top of insults. WISE UP !
We barely sell any Diesel Canyons/Colorados
Even customers like yourself who believe they want to order one. Often get suggested out of it without much convincing.
They are too niche and not up to date with the needs of the majority of modern day clients.
It was probably costing more from GM to produce it than sell it. It’s not like they haven’t tried. It’s been a barely changed truck for a very long time now.
Maybe wait a bit on the new 3.0L Diesel
Good Luck on your next truck.
“Then buy a 2022.
Nobody is stopping you from ordering one.
Or get a slightly used one.
But then again it’s easier to be an American crybaby then put your $$$ where your mouth is.”
Wow, you must be fun at parties…Hint, note the sarcasm.
GM is probably betting that if people want a diesel then they’ll make the jump to the Silverado 3.0L. I’ve heard great things about it.
I’ve never understood comments like this. What makes the 2.7t a time bomb? It has a very very strong block with a fully forged bottom end, and is probably a stronger engine design than some diesels. It’s proven reliable in the half tons. No one complains about turbos in diesels being time bombs. The truth of the matter is that car companies have modern turbo gas engines figured out and they do just fine.
It hasn’t been available long enough in the “half-tons” to accumulate any serious data on it. Diesels are designed from the bottom end up to accommodate Turbocharging since without it, they cannot make much power. Gas fueled engines that are small displacement and rely on forced induction are stressed and anytime you want to keep a vehicle for the long term you never want to equip it with an engine that is stressed to produce power. Turbo Diesels vs. Turbo Gas is like comparing apples and oranges and if you had decades of experience with Detroit’s turbo gas engines you’d know to beware. Next, let’s talk about Turbo bearing “coking” and what happens when you shut-off either a Turbo Diesel or Gas engine without cooling and slowing the free-spinning Turbocharger first !
Turbo bearing coking hasn’t been an issue for more than a decade because all modern turbos are water cooled.
It even isn’t an issue on older diesels when they learned to mount the turbo on the top of the engine which allows for continued convective oil circulation after shutdown.
Hey Sam, thanks for proving you don’t know squat about Turbos or post-shutdown oil coking. How do you imagine water cooling manages to continue circulating after the water pump is no longer pumping/circulating coolant ? “Convective Oil Circulation” is a total farce and more misinformation that you tried to spin from the false manufacturer’s claims of ” convective coolant circulation” …..it doesn’t work, never has and never will on something as hot as a turbo that is still spinning at thousands and thousands of RPM’s at shut-down unless the owner allows the engine to idle for several minutes and not many are going to do that or even recognize the necessity….until they have to fork over several Thou$ands to replace that turbo. Obviously, you have no first-hand knowledge or experience but are one of those foot-eaters eager to contradict people who know what is going on so you can make yourself seem important….which you’re not. “convective oil circulation” if you believe that I have bridge for sale over the Atlantic to England….cheap !
My 1986 audi 5000 had an electric waterpump that cycled coolant through the turbo after you turned the car off. That was 1986
Wonderful, the Euros understood post-shutdown turbo cooling….it’s not hard to understand. Now don’t you wonder how many domestic manufacturers equip their turbo vehicles with something similar instead of the B.S. that “convective cooling” is going to do the job to cool a bearing located next to the exhaust stream ? LMAO !
GM for one. You apparently never owned a GM from the 80s-2000s where the cooling fan ran after you turned the car off. Current GM vehicles circulate the coolant with the electric pump after shutoff, GM’s term is the After Boil system.
Might want to realize that people on here know a lot more about cars. You’re just continuing to prove you don’t know what you’re talking about.
My silence does not mean you won, instead, it is shock at how stupid you continue to be even descending to the usual leftoid mantra of Deny, Deflect, Discredit and Demean. Now I know what kind of typical jerk I’m dealing with. You dolt, everyone, except you, knows the fans ran before and after hot shutdown and that does nothing to cool a turbo bearing. It’s your money bubba, go spend it and then cry when you have to fork it over for a new Turbo, that is if you’re even intelligent enough to realize when its failed. Meanwhile, keep passing out the misinformation about turbos, people who still know you and take your incorrect advice will love you for it !
Sorry Sam, but the only GM vehicle I could find with an electric water pump was the Bolt. Don’t know what Sci Fi mag you have been reading. Here are the other manufacturers–What vehicles have an electric water pump?
Which cars sold in the U.S. have/had electric water pumps? – Quora. So it turns out that most VAG (VW, Audi, etc.) turbo engines have an auxiliary pump that feeds coolant to the turbos after the car has turned off. The BMW E38 7 Series has an auxiliary electric pump that just cycles coolant through the heater core.– Want to show us that list of GM cars you were talking about, oh Wise One??
Hey, Sam the overt Narcissist, It took a little bit but after researching how many newer GM engines were being built that ” Current GM vehicles circulate the coolant with the electric pump after shutoff” like you LIED ABOUT I discovered (gasp ) there are NONE. You just exposed yourself as another leftoid hypocrite and LIAR typing from your Mommy’s basement. I knew that sounded like a load of more of your LYING B.S. as soon as I read your LIE and insults and wanted to double check before castrating you. Sure enough, you’re another pathological LIAR and a total POSER !
When you ‘discover’ some, please share, because we haven’t see any. Until then, LMAO!
You do realize the 2.7 was designed from the bottom up for a turbo right at are extremely reinforced. This isn’t some bolt on a turbo of an NA aluminum block here. Do you even have any idea what you are talking about or do you just like to insult, whine then throw crap on the wall and hope it sticks? Some of your posts really sound like you need some help, and I hope you get it and mostly I hope you aren’t driving cause that could be dangerous…
Can’t reply intelligently and politely since you’re an immature child. You letoids love to issue insults to support your narcissism like the master-baiter you are. I don’t engage with jerkoffs like you !
My comments come from long and expen$ive experiences with Detroit’s many attempts at forced induction ICE that dates back to before a Clown like you was born/hatched. Deal with it Schmuck ! Go ahead and put your money where your insulting mouth is and then go hide when your teensy little 4pot gasser breaks your bankroll. You sound exactly like one of these smarmy kids that think they know it all and have zero experience but are real brave hiding behind your keyboard.
Suckers that buy it will find out the hard way, won’t they ?
You lost all credibility when you said you were impressed with the performance, what performance? The 2.8 is a dog that is good from a stop sign and mpg, that is it.
No one wants a Diesel engine when the gasoline version will likely get near the same fuel economy, without the complex and expensive emissions system.
All of this is exactly why I ordered my ZR2 w/ the Duramax in December. Even though I may not see it till June/July… it will certainly be worth it when it comes to the long term value and efficiency of the 2.8.
I agree that it’s a mistake on GM’s part to rid themselves of the little diesel. Will be a shame to see it go.
Kind of sad to see it go. On the other hand, more power and greater efficiency is never a bad thing. Not to mention the 2.7L has been in the Silverado for a few years so it’s a proven engine. GM dealers didn’t really do much to market the diesel either since thats not where the market is headed.
It’s the new GM under Mary … to meet their goal of BEV sales, they’re slowly killing off options for vehicles. They did it with the Equinox/Terrain (only 1 engine choice available), now the Canyon/Colorado, and next will be the Blazer/Trailblazer… and then they’ll see sales drop (like they did with the Equinox) and tell themselves that people want BEVs because they’re not buying our ICE vehicles anymore. No, it’s because believe it or not, people like choices when it comes to vehicles, and mpg happens to be an important one. They tout the high mpg ratings of vehicles, but then don’t actually try to SELL any of them! I’m seriously thinking about transitioning to other brands, and I’ve been a loyal GM owner since 1982!
Are you listening Mary? It’s time to WAKE UP GENERAL MOTORS!!! You’re losing market share for a reason!
She will kill GM
Quality is very low. Innovation is almost non existent.
Ford is actually looking better everyday
Get rid of Mary…..
She can’t hear you over the sound of billions in profits made in the last few years. Market share /= profits.
I don’t understand blind loyalty to a company anyway. I’ve switched brands multiple times to whichever one had the vehicle that best fit my needs. A company should earn your business every time.
LoL, the Equinox/Terrain had a Diesel engine option (the 1.6 liter imported from Europe, from all the Opel/Vauxhall vehicles over there) and almost no one was buying it. GM killed that engine with two press releases in quick succession. The first stated that the Diesel engine was going to be in FWD vehicles only, because I guess someone looked at the order numbers and found not many customers paired it with AWD (or GM wasn’t building many and advertising them for sale!). Then, someone must have noticed the Diesel engine wasn’t selling much at all, and the next press release about a week after the first said the Diesel engine was entirely eliminated.
GM could care less about Americans (Like Brandon and crowd) but kowtow to China, The biggest polluter there is.
This centers around the fact that this engine is a small European-style diesel that comes from VM Motori/FCA/Stellantis and was used in a number of Jeep and Chrysler applications.
Besides not wanting to buy their competitor’s engine, GM’s departure from Europe and Australia means they don’t have a big enough market for 4-cylinder large sedan/CUV diesels.
They didn’t buy there competitions engine.
They bought the rights to this engine.
Then built a plant in Thailand to build it them selves.
Made major modifications to ( North Americanize) it. With turned out to make it less reliable than it was…..
Then the lack of sales led GM to stop production in Thailand. Not sure where the little 2.8 is built now but they still sell them in the Colorado in Australia and in the S10 in South America…
And don’t forget the Military contract they have that also uses the 2.8….
I read it didn’t meet the new clean air act from the EPA.
I also read that the exhaust from the 2.8 was so clean you could breath it.
So who knows.
What I don’t understand is if the EPA is mandating higher MPG from MFGs, then how could you drop an engine that gets 50% better milage than a similar gas engine?????
I love my 2017 Z71 Colorado diesel. 28.5 mpg over 60k miles including towing and lots of cold, snowy 4wd weather in Northern NH. If the gas engines could match its efficiency I’d be happy to upgrade but that doesn’t seem likely.
The 2.8 diesel just blows me away by what it will tow and milage in the 30s in a 4500 lb truck.
Very impressive. Mine has 50,000 miles.
If the 2.7 would get better milage it would be a serious contender for me.
Friend has a Ranger 2.3 turbo and 20 mpg is about all you can expect.
This needs to be a lot better at todays fuel prices.
And all the BS about electric trucks replacing fossil fuel. It might be ok if you don’t have to drive long distance.
As it is the electrical infrastructure is more than 20 years from being ready for the majority of vehicle owners to have electric cars and trucks.
It will cost more than 250 TRILLION to update the power grid in the USA and about 1000 more nuclear reactors will have to be built………
Not sure why no one is looking at what it will take to make this happen !
You are correct, but the auto companies don’t care. When the electrical grid system can’t keep up, the public will complain to the government, not the auto companies. Same as is happening with roads and bridges infrastructure.
They should mention that the v6 is gone also. I had a feeling and displacement and cylinder count go down with each generation. I am happy I have my v6 Canyon. I wouldn’t buy a four cylinder truck. The diesel was a very expensive option in 2017 and around here Diesel cost 40 cents a gallon more than unleaded. Also the turbo i4 needs premium fuel. That won’t help anyone save on fuel cost.
GM has a knack for discontinuing great models or engines! They are going to try there damdest to shove electric powered trucks and cars down our throats and I for one will RESIST until the day I die!
It doesn’t it runs on regular and is noted it is recommended as such.
Just like GM.. they bring something new in and then discontinue it. That little diesel could have made more torque then the gas 4cyl. They should have brought production to the US
I bought a 2018 2.8 colorado in April of 21 and cant say anything bad about it! I have and still drive a 3500 ram to do my heavy hauling. The Colorado pulls my 22 foot bay boat with ease and gets great fuel mileage. Sad to hear they are stopping production. I might add the mine is the only one in town and is talked about quite a bit esp when a lousiana fishing trip happens and my friends dodge and Toyota with smaller boat pull up to the pump and spend 80 plus dollars and I spend 40. Sad Sad.
You know it was good while it lasted but the time for diesels is coming to a close.
The cost to make them legal in many states is just too expensive. By the time the cost is sent to the customer it will be even more expensive than it is. now. The heavier trucks get a break but not the mid size.
The cold hard truth in this is the fact all the other Mid Size trucks are almost exclusively Diesel globally but they will not bring them here due to all the cost and expenses. This is not a GM or Mary failure it is a EPA and CARB hate of the Diesel engine.
I actually give GM credit for one taking a chance on the mid size truck again and and even at the higher cost taking a chance on the Diesel when they did. They did it when many said it would fail.
So if you are going to take a shot at GM on this one you had better get all your facts straight first.
“The cost to make them legal in many states is just too expensive. By the time the cost is sent to the customer it will be even more expensive than it is. now. The heavier trucks get a break but not the mid size.”
Huh? Thanks for showing us you really don’t know what you’re talking about.
“The last cycle order cycle for new Chevy Colorado diesel and GMC Canyon models will be June 9th, 2022.”
What the heck does that even mean? And it’s obvious no one did any QA/QC of theis article. If a person can’t write a comprehensible sentence, we shouldn’t trust the content of their article.