GM Midsize Truck Diesel Option Hinted at by Execs

GM Midsize Truck Diesel Option Hinted at by Execs

General Motors will re-introduce mid-size trucks to the North American market in 2015, and when they do, a small diesel engine is a likely option. 

“Fundamentally, there will be a place for diesel in the future,” said GM North American President Mark Reuss, speaking at the unveil of the new GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado half-ton trucks in Detroit.

Currently in worldwide markets, GM’s small trucks (including the new Colorado) offer both a 2.5-liter and 2.8-liter diesel engine option, the former making 150 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, while the later offers a more substantial 180 hp and 324 lb-ft. With the trucks already available overseas, offering at least one of these diesel options in the US is foreseeable.

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With the current surge of diesel’s coming to our shores, it seems that Americans are starting to get over their diesel biases.

When asked about diesels in the new half-ton models, GMC Communications Manager Joe LaMuraglia said that there are none in the works, though when pushed on mid-size trucks with diesels, he declined to comment directly, suggesting further that a small GM diesel is likely for North America.

  • Imackane

    I hear they are waiting until 2015 to bring the diesel here, why not just wait until 2016 or 2017, that way they can go out of business again! 

  • Jkbrowning1122

    well i no i would like one but i and going pay a new one.
    you would put it off o-well i was going to pay one but your lose bye by have fun on sale.

  • Dr Louis Choquette

    I hope GM does take the plunge and bring a
    diesel Colorado to NA, but if they really want it to be a hit they’ll also have
    to ensure that their trucks get good crash test ratings. I’m hoping the new
    GM mid-size trucks redesign included better structural integrity. Maybe this time around GM trucks will receive an IIHS Top
    Safety Pick plus instead of scoring at the bottom of the Small Pickup Truck category and just so-so for their full-size pickups.

  • Norman Norman

    sold when i see it