Chevy Colorado Diesel Duramax Engine Built Out For 2022 Model Year19
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.
Under the body panels, the 2022 Chevy Colorado rides on the GM GMT 31XX platform, with production taking place at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri.
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.
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I honestly don’t understand why small Diesels are not becoming popular… The effency (especially with fleet targets) is incredible and lower maintenance etc.
They are very expensive options that most people aren’t willing to pay for. The only real advantage would be slightly better mileage, but the initial expense would never pay for itself.
“They are very expensive options that most people aren’t willing to pay for. The only real advantage would be slightly better mileage, but the initial expense would never pay for itself.”
Really? Slightly better mileage is the only reason to own a diesel engine… That right there shows you don’t know much about diesel vs. gas engines.
Company making pickups for people. People want a gasoline engine pickup. For low cost of maintenance. In other side have the gas emissions.With each footstep on the throttle, “a frenchman dies” (secund a newsppaer).
Ya first off it’s not slightly. It’s easily 12-14 mpg difference and if you keep a truck for 250 000 miles that is huge. Not to mention way more torque, way smoother operation, way more robust. There are many reasons why to buy the diesel!
They are higher maintenance and underpowered for most drivers. I’m a big fan of them and wish they caught on but more downsides than up to many. The new 2.7 gives similar low torque with the high HP it severely lacks and hopefully somewhat close mpg, it will be a big win for this truck. It just better come as a Crew Cab Long Bed.
No, diesel engines aren’t higher maintenance and aren’t underpowered. You’ve a lot to learn about the differences between gas and diesel engines.
Makes sense – the 2.7 will have similar torque, better HP, although may be a few MPG’s lower, but the higher cost of diesel and the cost of the diesel option may wash out any savings.
Love the way the diesel drives, I doubt the 4 cylinder will have the low revs the diesel enjoys.
People don’t buy the diesel because they don’t understand them. When you spend stupid amounts of money for a vehicle that is going to rust in less than 10 years and the interior except for a few strips of leather is cheap plastic they draw the line at a diesel because it cost a couple thousand more. I personally want my vehicle to be mechanically reliable and that will never be with a gm turbocharged gas engine.
I don’t think you understand how building reliable engines work… You think a company like GM can’t build a turbo gas engine that lasts? What makes a turbo diesel last? They build it to with strengthened components which is exactly what they did with the 2.7 and any of their turbo engines (LF3 V6, Blackwing V8 and lets not forget 3.8 in the Grand National). So yes, your clueless blanket statement is far from correct, I would 100% trust a turbo gas engine from GM, it isn’t hard to over build it to be reliable, I mean have you even take a minute to look at the stats on the 2.7? That block could easily be use as a diesel along with its rotating assembly.
That 2.7 makes more low end torque than the 2.8 diesel then add all that HP
I don’t think it will get good mileage though…
Picked up my babymax ZR2 at the beginning of the month. Have about 1500 miles on it and love it.
First they take it out of the full sized vans and now out of these small trucks.
Tells us that it might be discontinued.
As for fuel economy, we drive both the gas full sized vans and the diesel full sized vans. The diesel does up to 7 miles per gallon better than the gas.(Canadian) But if your pulling any trailer the diesel would be inadequate.
Love my 2019 colorado diesel. 90% of my driving is on logging roads in the back country. I put about 20k per year offroad. Truck performs so well. Fuel consumption is around 8.7 per 100 km. Ordered a new RST WITH THE DEISEL way back in Sept. 2021 still haven’t got the word that it’s being built. G.m. needs to get their finger out of where it doesn’t belong.
I had 4 Rangers a 3.0 2.3 2 4.0 before my Colorado diesel. I also had 2 Chevys with the 4.3
But none of those vehicles even came close to how well the little 2.8 works.
I pull heavy loads with my 2.8 and it’s so impressive and gets amazing fuel mileage.
Befor I want to trade my 2018 zr2 2.8 disel for a 2023 zr2.
But no anymore.
I just got my zr2 with the diesel. What a phenomenal engine. The torque is so awesome. It making towing effortless and I’m coming from a 2500 duramax and a f150 ecoboost. This little 2.8 is very stout and I get 27 mpg average. I’ve saw 34 mpg on a trip.