As GM Authority reported back in July 2022, the next-gen 2023 Chevy Colorado introduces a complete overhaul of the midsize pickup’s exterior, interior and powertrain. Interestingly, despite all the features and enhancements the Bow Tie brand’s midsizer received, a Universal Home Remote was not one of them.
The Universal Home Remote (RPO code UG1) option is not available for the 2023 Colorado. Commonly known as Homelink or a garage door opener feature, this option was also not offered on the outgoing generation of the Bow Tie pickup.
For reference, Homelink is a vehicle-based wireless control system that allows users to remotely open or close their garage doors or front gates, as well as activate and deactivate their home’s security systems. Additionally capabilities include the ability to toggle interior and exterior lighting, appliances and other electronics on or off, all from just three buttons integrated in an applicable vehicle’s interior.
It’s worth noting that several other Chevy vehicles also don’t offer this convenience feature, including:
As a reminder, the 2023 Chevy Colorado is offered with one of two engine options, starting with the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L2R gasoline motor, rated at 237 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine produces either 310 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque, or 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, depending on the tune.
In regard to transmission options, all 2023 Colorado models feature an updated version of GM’s eight-speed automatic.
Under the skin, the 2023 Colorado rides on an updated variant of the GMT 31XX platform – which it shares with its corporate platform-mate, the 2023 GMC Canyon. Production officially kicked off earlier this year at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri.