Next-generation Chevrolet Colorado allegedly losing V6, diesel options

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    Next-generation Chevrolet Colorado allegedly losing V6, diesel options

    Chevrolet's updated 2021 Colorado pickup will begin to reach showrooms in the coming weeks. The company has already started developing the truck's successor, and a recent report suggests buyers who want a V6 or a turbodiesel under the hood need to buy relatively soon because the next-generation model won't offer either.

    Without citing sources, enthusiast website Muscle Car & Trucks reported the new Colorado tentatively due out in 2023 will lose the current model's gasoline-burning 3.6-liter V6 and 2.8-liter turbodiesel four. The entry-level 2.5-liter four-cylinder won't return, either. Instead, the only engine offered will be an evolution of the 2.7-liter turbo four currently available in the Silverado and its GMC-badged twin, the Sierra. It will shift through a 10-speed automatic transmission. It's reasonable to assume rear- and four-wheel drive variants will continue to be on the menu.

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    Re: Next-generation Chevrolet Colorado allegedly losing V6, diesel options

    The 2.7 really makes sense for the truck. I have the V6 and it's fine in most cases but the high rpm nature isn't really ideal for towing. Though from those who use it for such report it has no problem pulling the 7k rating but any incline is going keep you spinning at 4k plus for awhile. The 2.7 gives you a much better torque profile. The Ranger has its issues but by most accounts the 2.3T/10 speed isn't one of them.

    The 2.5 standard motor has a minuscule take rate. Unfortunately with the exit of that far east plant it was a given the diesel was going away, though on the forums it seems to be hit or miss in reliability.
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    Re: Next-generation Chevrolet Colorado allegedly losing V6, diesel options

    I think they should have kept the N/A V6 but made it the 4.3 instead of the 3.6

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    Re: Next-generation Chevrolet Colorado allegedly losing V6, diesel options

    I wonder if we are going to see the 3.6 going away and replaced by the 2.7T, they did the same in the CT4...

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    Re: Next-generation Chevrolet Colorado allegedly losing V6, diesel options

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    I wonder if we are going to see the 3.6 going away and replaced by the 2.7T, they did the same in the CT4...
    If there is a next gen Camaro, it's a given that the 3.6L won't be offered. For years people predicted the death of the V8, when the reality is that the V6 is going the way of the dodo bird in favor of small displacement turbo engines (an example of planned obsolescence?). Sad.

    But I do agree that the 2.7L is a great engine for the Colorado. GM should have put the torque friendly 4.3L V6 in the Colorado from the beginning instead of the 3.6L.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bongos2u View Post
    If there is a next gen Camaro, it's a given that the 3.6L won't be offered. For years people predicted the death of the V8, when the reality is that the V6 is going the way of the dodo bird in favor of small displacement turbo engines (an example of planned obsolescence?). Sad.

    But I do agree that the 2.7L is a great engine for the Colorado. GM should have put the torque friendly 4.3L V6 in the Colorado from the beginning instead of the 3.6L.
    One of the big selling points of the XT5 for me was the 3.6L. I'm just not a fan of 4's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kool1 View Post
    One of the big selling points of the XT5 for me was the 3.6L. I'm just not a fan of 4's.
    I have always driven 6's - '89 Cavalier Z24 w/2.8L V6, 1994 Grand Prix GTP w/3.4L DOHC V6, 2002 Grand Prix GTP w/3.8L Supercharged V6 and '08 Malibu LTZ with the 3.6. Then I bought my ATS with the 2.0T, I like the turbo 4 a lot better, the power is there all the time vs. the V6's making their power higher in the rpm band (excluding the '02 GTP). I feel like the turbo 4 is fun 90% of the time and the 6's were fun 10% of the time... But everyone has what they like - the sixes are smoother and if you prefer the rush of the high rpm power, I get that too!

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    Re: Next-generation Chevrolet Colorado allegedly losing V6, diesel options

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    I have always driven 6's - '89 Cavalier Z24 w/2.8L V6, 1994 Grand Prix GTP w/3.4L DOHC V6, 2002 Grand Prix GTP w/3.8L Supercharged V6 and '08 Malibu LTZ with the 3.6. Then I bought my ATS with the 2.0T, I like the turbo 4 a lot better, the power is there all the time vs. the V6's making their power higher in the rpm band (excluding the '02 GTP). I feel like the turbo 4 is fun 90% of the time and the 6's were fun 10% of the time... But everyone has what they like - the sixes are smoother and if you prefer the rush of the high rpm power, I get that too!
    To be fair, you need to compare your current T4 to the current 335HP V6. I also owned multiple GP's with V6's(including a '90 TGP, '98 GTP) and none compare to the current V6.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kool1 View Post
    One of the big selling points of the XT5 for me was the 3.6L. I'm just not a fan of 4's.
    I was always a V8 guy, still am with 2 in the stable. But never liked 4's. Then I went from a Northstar to the 270hp Regal GS with the older LNF-based 2.0T that was only 5hp/5lb*ft less. Made me not miss the 8, and with much better gas mileage.

    I think the LGX is great in the Camaro, but in heavier SUVs/CUVs and the mid trucks, that 2.7 would be a better power plant. Now granted in the XT5 it's either the 6 or the castrated/newer/refined 2.0T with only ~230hp so the 6 is superior there. But generally a T4 in the ballpark HP of the 6 is going to be the more versatile engine for your average driving. The 3 LLT Traverse's we've had are rather gutless.
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    Re: Next-generation Chevrolet Colorado allegedly losing V6, diesel options

    Thank god we wont get this here now

    Everywhere else on the planet going for bigger , more powerful Turbo Diesel engines in the crew cab market and GM drops it

    Fkn rocket scientists

    Reading between the lines though the Duramax 2.8 was built in the Thai factory they sold , so no suprise there .....
    Who the hell approved this abomination? Hidden Content

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    Re: Next-generation Chevrolet Colorado allegedly losing V6, diesel options

    I guess I can take the Colorado off my radar as a potential choice for my next vehicle.

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    Re: Next-generation Chevrolet Colorado allegedly losing V6, diesel options

    I have a policy, I do not like going down in cylinder count..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    I have a policy, I do not like going down in cylinder count..
    I have a 170hp TBI 305 laying around perhaps you'd like. $4500 no lowballs I know what I've got.
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    Re: Next-generation Chevrolet Colorado allegedly losing V6, diesel options

    Ford is getting away with one engine/tranny for the Ranger, so I guess Chevy figured why not do it too.

    A 2.0T with an eTorque type system might be interesting, but GM is off hybrids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    I have always driven 6's - '89 Cavalier Z24 w/2.8L V6, 1994 Grand Prix GTP w/3.4L DOHC V6, 2002 Grand Prix GTP w/3.8L Supercharged V6 and '08 Malibu LTZ with the 3.6. Then I bought my ATS with the 2.0T, I like the turbo 4 a lot better, the power is there all the time vs. the V6's making their power higher in the rpm band (excluding the '02 GTP). I feel like the turbo 4 is fun 90% of the time and the 6's were fun 10% of the time... But everyone has what they like - the sixes are smoother and if you prefer the rush of the high rpm power, I get that too!
    Smooth power and refinement is the sell for me - I still find 4's to be buzzy. Credit given - power and refinement of the newest turbos is really good but turbos also have more reliability issues from what I hear and read. The GM 6's I have had have all been 100% trouble free.

    Funny you and I are about the same age and we have had very similar cars over the years. Had a 3.1L Cavalier RS, a 3.8L 98 Grand Prix and a 2008 Malibu with the 3.6L. Had a 2000 Intrigue in between. Almost bought an ATS but it was just too small so I decided on the XT5 but I will likely go to a CT-5 down the road.

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