The upcoming, next-gen Chevy Colorado promises a complete overhaul over the preceding, second generation of the mid-size pickup truck. Today, GM Authority has learned what GM’s planned sales mix will be once production of the 2023 Chevy Colorado begins.
Following the start of regular production on January 25th, 2023, this is what GM expects the sales mix to be among the four trims available at launch:
- 20 percent will consist of the Work Truck (WT)
- 32 percent will consist of the LT
- 25 percent will consist of the Trail Boss
- 23 percent will consist of the Z71
Attentive readers might notice that the ZR2 trim level isn’t included in these figures. Well, the ZR2 doesn’t begin production until April 2023, a few months after the aforementioned trims start being built. Until then, the ZR2 won’t be included in these calculations.
As a reminder, the 2023 Chevy Colorado is set to introduce an entire range of changes and updates over the outgoing generation of the pickup nameplate. Among these revisions are fresh exterior styling, newly available LED lighting, and new wheel designs.
For the interior, the cabin is all-new, with updated seats, switchgear, shifter, starter, center stack, and infotainment system found throughout.
From a powertrain standpoint, only one engine base will be offered in three different states of tune. The turbocharged 2.7L I4 L2R gasoline engine is rated at 237 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, while the Turbo Plus 2.7L I4 L3B develops 310 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the range-topping, high-output L3B tune produces 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque.
As for structure, the 2023 Chevy Colorado will ride on an upgraded version of the GM GMT 31XX platform, which is known internally as 31XX-2. Production takes place at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri.