Various parts shortages have plagued the automotive industry this year, forcing GM to remove features from certain models, including heated and ventilated seats, under hood insulation and more. The 2022 Chevy Colorado has not been shielded from these shortages and the nameplate is now facing even more part constraints, with GM set to build some Colorado models this year lacking various trim pieces of low importance.
GM Authority learned this week that for the remainder of 2022 Chevy Colorado production, certain units will be built without various trim pieces. For starters, the Black B-pillar trim will not be equipped on any WT trim level units and will also not be offered on LT trim level units painted in Black or Sating Steel Metallic. This particular parts constraint came into effect on August 11th.
Additionally, all 2022 Chevy Colorado units, regardless of trim level, will be built without a driver-side engine shield cover. This particular constraint actually came into effect way back on April 21st, however GM Authority only became aware of it recently. Lastly, models equipped with the naturally aspirated 2.5L LCV four-cylinder engine will not come with an engine cover. This parts constraint has also been in place since late April of this year.
The production timeline for the 2022 Chevy Colorado was extended by two months earlier this year, with the final production date now set for December 23rd. The last order window for the 2022 model year will be the week of October 20th. As a result of this, production of the next-generation 2023 Chevy Colorado will not begin until next January. Just like the current model, the next-gen 2023 Colorado will be produced alongside the closely related 2023 GMC Canyon at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri.