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William Maley

Chevrolet News:Rumorpile: Chevrolet Colorado To Get A Diesel?

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By William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

March 22, 2013

File this under the 'long stretch' folder, Motor Trend is reporting that the upcoming Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon could be coming with a diesel engine. A source tells Motor Trend that the plant where the all-new Colorado/Canyon midsize truck will be built for the U.S. is currently tooling up a line to build diesel engines.

The engine could be one of two diesels offered at the moment: a 2.5L with 150 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, or a 2.8L with 180 horsepower and either 324 pound-feet with a manual and 346 pound-feet with an automatic.

Source: Motor Trend

William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.


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Sounds like an excellent plan. I am looking forward to seeing these. I hope they look better in US trim than the international Colorado we've seen.

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Fantastic idea to put a modern diesel in these midsize pickups. Expect good sales if they follow through.

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Very Cool, Take the international 2.8 Duramax and Rock On! :metal: I hope it has the trailblazer look as I really like what they launched over seas.

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I'm very pleased with the fact that the U.S. version has now been confirmed by Chris Doane spy photos to have a real truck front end, with a grille similar to its big brother.

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I'm very pleased with the fact that the U.S. version has now been confirmed by Chris Doane spy photos to have a real truck front end, with a grille similar to its big brother.

:worthless:

Show us the pics Please! :P

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Thanks Cubical, interesting look, the truck looks like it is nipping on the heals of the full size. Wish this was a true mini truck as I think the mid size trucks are just too close in size to full size.

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