GM recently pulled the sheets off the 2023 Chevy Colorado. This all-new for 2023 model represents the first model year of the third generation of the mid-size pickup truck. Today, we’re getting a real-world look at the redesigned Colorado in the following GM Authority Live Photo Gallery.
What we see in these photos, captured exclusively by GM Authority, is a Chevy Colorado in the mid-tier LT trim. We know this because of the body-colored front bumper, body-colored door handles and black mirror caps, all elements that line up with what the specific trim level. It’s worth noting that the LT badge is missing, as it’s typically found on the lower right corner of the tailgate.
This particular example is wearing Glacier Blue Metallic (GLT) exterior paint and rolls on optional 18-inch alloy wheels. The LT model is equipped with 17-inch wheels as standard.
As a reminder, the 2023 Chevy Colorado receives revised exterior styling, a completely overhauled interior, and a new powertrain for the new generation. The LT, in particular, receives a remote locking and unlocking tailgate, LT Black Interior upholstery, premium wrapped steering wheel, Power Driver Express-Up/Down Window and front and rear floor mats, among other features.
As a reminder, all 2023 Chevy Colorado trim levels are powered by one of three variants of the turbocharged 2.7L I4 gasoline engine, depending on the trim level selected. The new Chevy Colorado LT gets the “base” 2.7L I-4 L2R Turbo tune as standard, rated at 237 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque (max trailering rating of 3,500 pounds).
The remaining two tunes are designated with RPO Code L3B. They include the mid-range 2.7L Turbo Plus tune is optional, offering up 310 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque (max trailering rating of 7,700 pounds), as well as the high-output variant rated at 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque.
The second-generation GM eight-speed automatic transmission – which is not all-new but was improved for the 2023 model year – serves as the only transmission option.
The third-generation Colorado rides on an updated version of the same GMT 31XX platform used by the previous generation. Known internally within GM as 31XX-2, the updated architecture is shared with the Colorado’s corporate platform-mate, the 2023 GMC Canyon.
The new 2023 Chevy Colorado will launch during the first half of 2023, with production is slated to kick off on January 25th, 2023 at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri. Official pricing details will follow closer to the start of production.