The 2022 Chevy Colorado is the final model year for the second-generation pickup truck, with the third-gen model dropping in with the 2023 model year. Now, GM Authority has learned that production of 2022 Chevy Colorado Extended Cab models, along with the 2022 Chevy Colorado ZR2 and Colorado ZR2 Bison, will end a bit sooner than originally planned.
For those readers who may have missed it, GM Authority exclusively reported this past July that 2022 Chevy Colorado Extended Cab production was set to end on December 5th, 2022 as the second-gen model heads for the door. Critically, production of the 2022 Chevy Colorado ZR2 and 2022 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison were both set to end on December 5th, 2022 as well.
Now, however, GM Authority has learned that production of the 2022 Chevy Colorado Extended Cab, as well as the ZR2 and ZR2 Bison, is currently scheduled to end on November 28th, 2022.
As a reminder, Chevy Colorado production takes place at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri. The 2022 Chevy Colorado was previously offered with three powertrain options, including the naturally aspirated 2.5L I4 LCV gasoline engine, the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGZ gasoline engine, and the 2.8L I4 LWN turbodiesel Duramax engine. Under the skin, the Chevy Colorado rides on the GMT 31XX platform.
With the departure of the second-generation Chevy Colorado, GM is set to launch a fresh third generation for the 2023 model year. The all-new 2023 Chevy Colorado made its big debut on July 28th, 2022, and features an updated model line, revised exterior styling, a totally overhauled cabin, and a new powertrain as well.
Providing motivation is the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, which is available in three states of tune depending on the trim level selected, and the base tune will actually get its own RPO code. The updated GM 8-speed automatic transmission provides the cog swaps.