2016 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel Specs And Review ~ A diesel version of a GM pickup truck was announced when the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon made its official debuts in late 2013 and early 2014, respectively. The all-new mid-size pickups didn’t include diesel powertrains for the first year of production. That option is anticipated for the 2016 model year. Earlier this year, the diesel-powered Colorado and Canyon prototypes have been caught testing in Milford, Michigan. GM’s pickups are obviously being prepared to start using the Duramax turbo-diesel engine. So, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel is eagerly awaited by all those interested in having a fuel efficient and durable pickup truck.
Although it won’t be available for the first year of production (which starts in several months), the baby Duramax turbo-diesel option for the 2016 midsize GM pickups (the Chevrolet Colorado and the GMC Canyon) has been caught doing both high-altitude and hot-weather testing. No word on pricing for the powertrain option yet, but you can expect it to be packaged with the top trim package; eventually it should be available as a stand-alone option for cost- and durability-minded fleet owners.
or starters, the 2015 Colorado was designed and engineered to the same standard as General Motors’ fullsize trucks. In fact, Jeff Luke, Executive Engineer of GM Trucks, that the US-spec Colorado’s underpinnings are actually more closely related to the larger Silverado than to its global counterpart. What’s more, depending on trim, the Colorado is some 900 pounds lighter than a comparable Silverado.
It’s a rugged, handsome thing, this Colorado – and to our eyes, it’s far more attractive than the boxy, all-dat-chrome-up-in-mah-grille Silverado, or the overseas Colorado, for that matter. Chevrolet will only offer the Colorado in Extended Cab and Crew Cab bodystyles, with six-foot and five-foot boxes, respectively. Work Truck (WT), LT and Z71 trims will be available, and we’re told that the base WT model will be available with a rear-seat delete option for folks who need as much storage space as possible. High-end Z71 models will ride on 17-inch alloy wheels, and all models get pickup-friendly features like standard corner steps, a two-tier loading system and 13 tie-down locations. Optional goodies include a spray-in bed liner and Chevy’s nifty EZ Lift-and-Lower tailgate.
2016 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel Specs
Interestingly enough, the spy photos showed us not only the Colorado and Canyon test mules, but also the VW Amarok diesel. It is not available in North America at the present. However, one of the details spotted on the spy images that revealed GM is definitely testing the diesel models was the venturi exhaust tip said to be very close to the production version. Both models on the pictures were apparently powered by the 2.8-liter Duramax diesel engine that generates 200 horsepower. The second generation of the four-cylinder Duramax (MY14) comes enhanced with great power and torque outputs. That means the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel is likely to be one of the most efficient vehicles in the segment. The new generation of this compact diesel engine has been given several new parts. Those are the new water-cooled variable-geometry turbocharger, new intake manifold, new high-pressure common-rail fuel delivery system, new cylinder head and cylinder block, new Engine Control Module, new balancer shaft unit and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system.
2016 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel mpg
The latest generation of Duramax four-cylinder engines is Euro-4 compliant, but can be upgraded to meet the current U.S. emission standards. The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel is primarily meant to appeal to fleet buyers and customers concerned with fuel economy. According to GM, the first generation Duramax engine in a 4×4 Colorado provided the fuel economy of 25.57 mpg, while the new generation is expected to be 6 percent better.
More detailed info on the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax diesel model is yet to be released, including the exact date of its launch.