2023 Chevy Colorado Won’t Offer Super Cruise15
The 2023 Chevy Colorado made its formal introduction late last month, ushering in a brand-new third generation for the midsize pickup nameplate. Notably, the 2023 Chevy Colorado will not offer the GM Super Cruise semi-autonomous driver assist system.
GM confirmed that the 2023 Chevy Colorado would not offer Super Cruise during the pickup’s recent reveal event.
For those readers who may be unaware, the GM Super Cruise system offers hands-free driving assistance on a selection of North American highways. The latest iteration of the system includes the option for semi-autonomous trailering. For the moment, however, the Super Cruise system is facing heavy constraints across the GM model line, as GM Authority has covered extensively.
Nevertheless, although the 2023 Chevy Colorado won’t offer Super Cruise, it will offer a wide selection of safety technology features. For example, the Chevy Safety Assist package is included as standard, adding in:
- Forward Collision Alert
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Front Pedestrian Braking
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
- Following Distance Indicator
- IntelliBeam automatic high-beam assist
Additionally, all 2023 Chevy Colorado models offer further safety features like Blind Zone Steering Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, HD Surround Vision, and Rear Pedestrian Alert.
By comparison, the previous 2022 Chevy Colorado was only offered with Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning.
In addition to an expanded range of safety technology features, the 2023 Chevy Colorado also introduces changes to the trim level cadence, with the Colorado Trail Boss joining the lineup as a full trim level, rather than a package as was offered previously. Outside, the 2023 Chevy Colorado features an all-new design, while the interior design was fully overhauled as well.
As for the powertrain, the 2023 Chevy Colorado is offered with just one engine option, namely the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, which can be had in three states of tune. Output is routed through the second-generation GM 8-speed automatic transmission, while under the skin is the GM 31XX platform. Production will kick off January 25th, 2023 at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri.
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As with most manufacturers, when a new version comes out, the owners of the previous version will be forgotten….I am preparing myself for that!
So I bought a 22 C8 HTC with the 2LT package to get the extra safety features and find out that you can’t have the more important features needed but they come with a pickup truck that will be used off the roards probably more than on the streets and highways. That makes real good sense!! Why can’t GM simply have an computer update made for individuals who opted for the higher trim levels for all vehicles even if it means a new computer chip? Tomg
GM is doing things now that are in my opinion; self-serving profit optimizing. This is nothing new, GM has been doing this for a long time. They are making it where you have to buy the higher end model to get a particular feature that you really want. I’m sure the other manufacturers have a version of this practice also.
The shame in all of this, is I really like GM products. They are in the fight of their corporate lives right now and they are not listening to their long time customers about what they really want. Hopefully they can figure it out before it’s too late. I drove Rams for 20 years the last time GM went deaf. I just started buying chevys again in 2019! I wouldn’t call myself a loyal customer, I buy what works for me! At the end of the day I’m the one who is dishing out the money for what I want.
EV’s are the future, I.C.E. Vehicles are on their way out. All we can hope for is, hopefully it will be smooth and not too expensive? I personally like EV vehicles for the fact they are economically sound and fun to drive. They still have a long way to go with charging stations and such. You pretty much have to stay on the interstates or you might get stranded looking for a charging station.
They always have. I’d actually say it was far worse than it is now. At least you’re getting the big screen in everything and the base model isn’t made ugly just for the sake of being ugly so you didn’t want it. Think 1997 Grand Prix SE.
The whole point of any automaker is to build vehicles and sell them at a profit.
Each year and model brings new features and options Al, to entice you to buy or upgrade.
In the 60’s they completely changed styling every year to get people to upgrade till it got too expensive.
It is not that they forget the old owners but the fact they want you to buy the new product.
Tight profit margins limit changes and effect pricing. While their profit numbers look big they have to spend a lot of money to make it too.
I totally agree with what you said, that has been and still is the business model GM has been following. The point I was trying to elaborate is, don’t offer your best engine’s, transmission’s and package’s only on your top end models.
Example;” 2.7 H.O. Engine can only be had in ZR2 truck”. Why not offer this engine in all the models for modest upcharge? This engine only comes in the ZR2, a truck that’s purpose built for play! That doesn’t make sense to me. I would love to have this engine in a work truck with four wheel drive. I don’t need a luxury truck to go hunting in the woods of South Georgia pulling a trailer with 4wheelers on it.
I’m sure the lesser engine would probably get the job done, but I myself would rather have it and not need it, than need it and not have it!
Enough said about that!
The base engine would do what you really want but but most of us always want more and that is called good marketing.
The whole object is to sell you more than you need.
But this is nothing new. Back in the day you could not get a 454 in a standard Chevelle with out the SS package most years. Same for other models.
Also the mid size trucks are not profit centers like the full size. Profit margins are low as they cost nearly has much to build as a full size but the profits are much lower due to less scale and volume. People just don’t pay much over $45k for a mid size.
The days of offering everything y to every one are over. They need to market and price carefully to get as much profit as possible or they will leave the segment like they did before.
Reading on different sites it does say you can upgrade the engine in lower models. So that should not be a issue for most just cost a little more or until someone figures out how to crack the code to do it with a simple flash.
I hate all that black plastic. It won’t be black for long. This will look as nasty in 5 to 10 years as the Chevy Avalanche does.
I had an ’07 Avalanche. The plastic requires maintenance just like the paint requires wax. There are plenty of options out there. I use the same stuff on my cars with less plastic and it keeps it looking like new.
Not to sound like a Broken Record but Super Cruise should be on almost every vehicle that GM sells.
Data is what is needed and GM should want to get as much as they possibly can. I understand an Automaker charging fro a Full Self Driving Feature which ultimately can be used to literally get into a vehicle and do nothing or use it for Robotaxi to make money but Super Cruise on the Highway just like Tesla Autopilot should be on every vehicle possible and free to collect as much Data as possible.
Does it offer blind spot warning. Or is this a special feature. I notice a lot of gm vehicles don’t have this safety feature! Asian cars seem too include this feature.
Nice that it has all the safety tech
Out of all those features (nannies) the only one I care about is the adaptive cruise.
Lots of idiots driving in the northeast, those nanny features might save some lives. I’ll take them