2023 Chevy Colorado LT With Standard 17-Inch Wheels: Live Photo Gallery15
GM revealed the all-new 2023 Chevy Colorado in July, representing the introduction of the next-generation of the mid-size pickup truck. The overhauled Colorado brings with it a bevy of exterior, interior and powertrain updates and changes over the current, outgoing truck. Today, we’re a getting a look at the redesigned Colorado in the following GM Authority Live Photo Gallery.
In photos captured by our photographers, we see a mid-level Colorado LT. This particular example sports the Glacier Blue Metallic (Color Code GLT) exterior paint and rolls the standard 17-inch Argent Metallic aluminum wheels (RPO Code Q5W), which are wrapped in 255/65R17 all-season tires (QHR).
Aside from the paint, this truck appears to be wearing no additional exterior equipment.
We can tell that this is an LT due to the body-colored front bumper, body-colored door handles and black mirror caps, all features that signify the specific trim level. That LT badge on the lower end of the tailgate confirms this to be the case.
This specific unit is very similar to another Glacier Blue Metallic Colorado we captured last month. However, that 2023 Colorado was rocking the optional 18-inch Android Dark full gloss aluminum wheels (PZI) and – for some reason – was missing the trim level badge.
As a reminder, the 2023 Chevy Colorado features a single engine – the turbocharged 2.7L four-cylinder – available in three different tunes. First up is the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L2R engine, which develops 237 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, and is standard on the Work Truck and LT trims. Second is the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine in 2.7L Turbo Plus tune. Originally introduced in the 2019 Chevy Silverado and 2019 GMC Sierra, this engine is rated at 310 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque, and is standard on Z71 and Trail Boss, while being optional on WT and LT. Finally, the High-Output version of the L3B pumps out 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, is the standard engine for the Colorado ZR2.
As for the transmission, GM has decided to offer an updated eight-speed automatic transmission so the sole transmission option.
Under the skin, the all-new Colorado rides on an updated version of the same GMT 31XX platform. Known within GM as 31XX-2, the architecture is shared with the Colorado’s corporate platform-mate, the 2023 GMC Canyon.
Production of the 2023 Colorado is set to commence on January 25th, 2023 at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri.
Official pricing details will follow closer to the start of production.
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I think 20″ with a big sidewall would fit the Colorado a lot better. Plus, they would fill the wheel well better.
Yeah no, trucks should have nothing larger than an 18″ wheel, especially on a mid size truck. 20’s only provide slightly better handling, other wise everything else is a negative. Tires are more expensive, they are heavier so they stop slower, accelerate slower and are more prone to damage from pot holes. They also hurt gas mileage and are a hindrance off road. 20’s are laughable and hate this big rim small tire fad that has little benefits and mostly downsides.
PS, you aren’t getting a “big sidewall” on a 20″ wheel on anything less than 8″ of lift which is even a further neutering of a truck. So no, and the 20’s on the Z71 look silly in press photos, off road packages 1000% shouldn’t be offered with larger wheels. Only the smallest wheel option possible, the big rims just scream you bought your truck for the image…
I plan to get the big wheels unless they have a good looking 18″ option, which I haven’t seen. Don’t get too angry.
Good news is that this has the same bolt and hub size as the Silverado, so aftermarket wheel options will be very plentiful.
From the front bumper to the A pillar is literally as long as the bed. Is the plan to eventually have a swivel seat and make it unidirectional…
The crew with 5′ box really ruins the look of an otherwise great design. What a shame the longer box and double cabs were eliminated. I understand this is where the bulk of the demand is, just disappointing for the those that that have a good sense of proportion/taste.
Agreed, trucks look weird when the cab is longer than the bed (grocery getters and soccer dads).
I never bought groceries and I hate soccer.
But I have hauled Tool Boxes, Sheets of plywood, Soap Box Derby Cars, Engines including a Top Fuel hemi Short Short Block, one space shuttle tires, Welders, A nose off a Trans Am Jaguar SCCA race car and a hose of other things. Oh and 40 bags of mulch.
The bed is larger than my old Sonoma and S10 and it works for me. If I needed larger I would have gone full size. It is nice to be able to get the truck in the garage and not have to worry if some one might steal my converter.
The branding placement on the upper door sides seems odd/off to me…
Just curious. Is it just the tune of the 2.7 that requires a different RPO? Or, are they getting rid of the older blocks (non reinforced) in the WT and LT?
Nothing GM does surprises me when it comes to cost cutting.
the most notable difference I’ve read about on the base engine is the lack of piston squirters. The transmission is also the smaller 8L45.
Looks fine. Too often trucks look silly with large fender wells and small odd looking tires.
I have 20″ on mine now and the ride is fine and the cost of the tires are no more than the 18″ I bought for the Malibu.
Some get a little over dramatic on tires size. The only thing that really matters is to haver larger sidewalls if you go off road to absorb the trails and rocks.
Since I really do little off road the 20’s work just fine. I added a rear sway bar and it is even better for the streets.
I hope they’re going to offer the “Trail runner” package on the 2023’s. For those who do not go off road much the skid plate package that was available when you selected the Trail runner package was great. You didn’t lose fuel economy like the ZR2 & Trail Boss do with aggressive tires and a lift. With road hazards, having skid plates can a welcome addition.
And if you do go off road, you have a little more peace of mind that you’re not going to damage something major and be stranded.
Rims look similar to the 18s on the Silverado for the last 8 years or so.
The square fender well creases look extremely ugly. I’m guessing the lead designer came from Toyota, and he/she used to work on the Toyota 4Runner since its square wheel wells look similar in design. In addition, the front face of the new ZR2 looks like the front face of the Toyota 4Runner.