The 2023 Chevy Colorado made its big debut last July, showing off a brand-new third generation complete with a long list of updates and changes. One of the biggest updates was a new powertrain lineup, with three power levels available. Now, GM Authority has learned that the Chevy Colorado’s High-Output engine calibration will be offered as an accessory item available for purchase later this year.
For those readers who may be drawing a blank, here’s a quick refresher. The third-generation Chevy Colorado offers three powertrain options, including the base-level turbocharged 2.7L I4 L2R gasoline engine, rated at 237 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 260 pound-feet of torque from 1,200 to 4,000 rpm, the mid-range turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B Turbo Plus gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 391 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm, and finally, the range-topping turbocharged 2.7L L3B Turbo High-Output gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 430 pound-feet of torque at 3,000 rpm.
The range-topping turbocharged 2.7L L3B Turbo High-Output gasoline engine is available for Chevy Colorado LT, Trail Boss, and Z71 trim levels, and included as standard on ZR2. For those customers that want to upgrade their Chevy Colorado LT, Trail Boss, or Z71 from the turbocharged 2.7L L3B Turbo Plus to the 2.7L L3B Turbo High-Output engine, GM will offer the High-Output engine calibration as an accessory item available for purchase at the dealership starting later this year, per GM Authority sources.
In other words, the High-Output engine calibration is available not only during the vehicle ordering process, but it will also be available for purchase after the truck is delivered.
The High-Output engine calibration is tagged with RPO code RWQ, and is currently listed at $395 for Chevy Colorado LT, Trail Boss, or Z71 trim levels. Obviously, the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B engine is required beforehand when it comes to upgrading the Chevy Colorado LT trim level.