The 2022 Chevy Colorado is offered as the final model year for the current second-gen pickup, teeing up the arrival of an all-new third generation for the 2023 model year. Now, GM Authority has learned that the Chevy Colorado diesel Duramax engine has been built out for the 2022 model year.
According to GM Authority sources, production of the 2.8L I4 LWN turbodiesel Duramax engine for the Chevy Colorado ended on July 4th, 2022. The turbodiesel engine is now no longer to available order for the 2022 Chevy Colorado, and as such, only in-transit or in-stock units of the Colorado equipped with the LWN engine are available to purchase.
Specs for the 2.8L I4 LWN turbodiesel include 181 horsepower at 3,400 rpm and 369 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm. Output is routed through the GM Hydra-Matic 6L50 MYB six-speed automatic transmission.
With the 2.8L I4 LWN turbodiesel built out for the 2022 model year, the Chevy Colorado is now available with just two engine options, including 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. The Chevy Colorado is also once again available with 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.
As for the next-generation 2023 Chevy Colorado, updates will include new exterior styling and LED lighting elements, as well as new wheel designs. The cabin will also receive a total overhaul that takes cues from the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 with regard to look and layout. Under the hood, the 2023 Chevy Colorado will feature just one powerplant option, specifically the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, which will connect to the GM 10-speed automatic transmission.