General Motors unveiled the third-generation 2023 Chevy Colorado last July, showing off a new exterior, an overhauled cabin, and a new powertrain as well. Production of the next-gen 2023 Chevy Colorado began in January. However, as GM Authority covered previously, production of 2023 Chevy Colorado 4WD models was under constraint for the month of May, 2023. Now, however, we’ve learned that the production constraint for Colorado 4WD models has been lifted.
Per previous GM Authority coverage, a supplier issue resulted in a 90-percent constraint for 2023 Chevy Colorado 4WD models last month, meaning that the total production volume of 2023 Chevy Colorado 4WD models was down to roughly 90 percent compared to the volume which GM originally planned to build and allocate for the month. Several GM Authority readers commented on the situation.
The constraint also affected the new 2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2. Originally set to begin rolling off the line in April of 2023, production of the new Colorado ZR2 was later pushed back to mid-May. However, like the rest of the 2023 Chevy Colorado 4WD lineup, the 2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 was also affected by the supplier constraint, and as a result, roughly 10 percent fewer models were produced and allocated compared to GM’s original plans.
Now, however, GM Authority sources report that 2023 Chevy Colorado 4WD production is back in full swing.
As a reminder, the 2023 Chevy Colorado offers two engine options, including the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L2R gasoline engine, rated at 237 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, as well as the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, rated at either 310 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque (2.7L Turbo Plus), or 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque (2.7L Turbo High-Output), depending on the configuration. The second-gen GM eight-speed automatic transmission provides the cog swaps, while the updated GM 31XX platform provides the bones. Production takes place at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri.