The 2023 Chevy Colorado introduces an all-new third generation for the pickup, with General Motors officially pulling the sheets this past July. Now, GM Authority has learned when GM will open order banks for the latest 2023 Colorado.
According to sources familiar with the matter, order banks for the 2023 Chevy Colorado will open on November 10th, 2022. This includes the 2023 Chevy Colorado WT, LT, Trail Boss, and Z71 trim levels, but not the ZR2, which will go into production at a later date.
Per GM Authority’s exclusive coverage published over the summer, production of the 2023 Chevy Colorado will kick off on January 25th of the 2023 calendar year. Production will once again take place at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri, which also produces the 2022 Chevy Colorado, the GMC Canyon, the Chevy Express, and the GMC Savana. The report follows earlier coverage that production of the 2022 Chevy Colorado would be extended by two months, with the 2022-model-year originally slated to end production this past October. As it stands now, production of the 2022 Chevy Colorado will in fact end this coming December.
Looking ahead, GM Authority has also learned that production of the 2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 will kick off in April of the 2023 calendar year, several months after the start of production for other model variants in January.
The 2023 Chevy Colorado debuts a long list of changes and updates, including new exterior styling, as well as an overhauled interior. The lineup also offers the new Trail Boss trim level, whereas previously, customers were offered the Trail Boss as a package upgrade, rather than a standalone trim.
Under the hood, the 2023 Chevy Colorado features the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine as the exclusive powertrain option. Output varies between trim levels, with three distinct levels of tune available – 237 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque from the 2.7L Turbo tune, 310 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque from the 2.7L Turbo Plus tune, and finally, 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque from the 2.7L Turbo High-Output tune. The second-gen GM 8-speed automatic transmission provides the cog swaps, while under the skin is an updated version of the GMT 31XX platform.