GM Authority has exclusively learned that lower-output version of the 2.7L I4 L3B engine will carry the L2R designation. The mill is the base engine in the overhauled midsize pickup truck, offered as standard in the 2023 Colorado Work Truck (WT) and LT models.
|Engine Type||2.7 Turbo||2.7 Turbo Plus||2.7 Turbo High-Output|
|Horsepower (hp / kw @ rpm)||237 / 177 @ 5,600||310 / 231 @ 5,600||310 / 231 @ 5,600|
|Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm)||260 / 353 @ 1,200 to 4,000||391 / 530 @ 2,000||430 / 569 @ 3,000|
|Availability||Standard on WT, LT||Standard on Z71 and Trail Boss, optional on WT and LT||Standard on ZR2|
The base powerplant is rated at 237 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of toque.
It’s worth noting that the 2023 Colorado’s corporate cousin and platform mate – 2023 GMC Canyon – won’t be getting the L2R, as GM will only offer one engine configuration across the entire 2023 Canyon range. That means that right now, only the 2023 Chevy Colorado can be had with the 2.7L I4 L2R engine.
As a reminder, the 2023 Chevy Colorado is all new, and marks the beginning of the midsize pickup’s third generation. The trim level lineup includes WT (Work Truck), LT, Z71, ZR2, and the first-ever Trail Boss, the latter of which was previously offered as a package on LT and Z71 trims. The overhauled midsize truck adopts a more technical, premium exterior compared to the previous generation.
Inside, the Colorado boasts an all-new interior, with four unique interior trims on offer. All models include an 11.3-inch diagonal color infotainment screen, as well as an 8-inch diagonal digital color instrument display.
The third-generation Chevrolet Colorado ride on an updated version of the same GMT 31XX platform, known as the 31XX-2 internally at GM, used by the second-gen model. It is being shared with the 2023 and newer GMC Canyon. 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.