2015 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon to get Diesel Power

2015 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon to get Diesel Power

The push for improved fuel economy is coercing automakers into installing diesel power plants in their pickup trucks, and General Motors is following suit with the brand’s new mid-size pickups, the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon. 

Earlier this year, a Chevrolet engineer let slip to AutoGuide that an oil-burning powerplant would arrive in the automaker’s trucks, though specifics were left out. Now, Automotive News is reporting that the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size trucks will be the recipients of that diesel power, about a year after they launch in fall of 2014.

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That engine will be either a 2.5-liter or 2.8-liter four-cylinder Duramax turbodiesel, both of which are already offered in the General’s trucks overseas. In those trucks, the 2.5-liter unit produces 150 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque while the 2.8-liter puts out 180 hp and 346 lb-ft of torque.

GM is following in the footsteps of Ram and Nissan by offering a diesel engine in its trucks, though Chevy and GMC will be the only brands on the market to offer diesel power in a mid-size pickup.

[Source: Automotive News]

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  • John Kane

    So Fall of 2015, I’ll be buying one from someone else by then. GM is making the same mistakes that got them into trouble in the past, see if you get a second bailout, NOT!!!!

  • What are you ranting on about? Wonderful trucks, wonderful engines. It’s about time American consumers got the same choices as other countries get

  • John Kane

    Two years from now!!! That’s what I’m ranting about!!! Why so long, why hold back on something that I think will sell great “NOW”! Waiting to go out of business first?

  • Chuck

    It better be the 2.8 !

  • Matt

    Probably another bailout with all the junk they are selling now. If manufacturers would sell the global platforms here instead of specific market JUNK they wouldn’t have had to take the first bailout LoL. ..

  • instinct0224

    I call it the drama queen cause GM is not giving details. I think the same way. Just start selling it now, why wait. I might get a diesel dodge..in your face GM