For the new model year, the 2023 Chevy Colorado introduces a complete overhaul to the exterior, interior and powertrain of the Bow Tie brand’s midsize pickup truck. Now, one of these updates includes GM’s Global B electronic architecture.
As with many new General Motors’ products, the third generation of the Chevy Colorado has adopted the Global B electronic architecture – also known as the Vehicle Intelligence Platform or VIP. This allows GM to perform over-the-air (OTA) updates, where the vehicle’s software is updated via a wireless connection, thus making software-related recalls much easier and efficient to handle.
In addition, the Global B structure offers improved communication between various in-vehicle systems, creating a more integrated approach to electronic features. Furthermore, vehicles using this technology feature smoother and more natural infotainment integration, along with other digital user experiences and user interface elements.
One of the more well-known applications of the Global B platform has been with Super Cruise, as GM has remotely updated the semi-autonomous driving technology several times already. However, with this in mind, the 2023 Chevy Colorado will never offer Super Cruise despite adopting the electronic framework.
As a reminder, the 2023 Chevy Colorado is available 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 units utilize an updated version of GM’s eight-speed automatic.