1. Diesel Power...Eventually
Patience is a virtue, and in the case of the Colorado, patience is required for any buyer interested in a diesel powertrain.
A 2.8-liter Duramax diesel will be on offer in the Colorado, but not until one year after the truck launches in the fall of 2014. However, it appears that this engine should be worth wait, as it puts out 180 hp and 346 lb-ft of torque in the global version of the truck. A six-speed automatic transmission is hooked up to the engine and can send power to either a two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive setup.
The North American diesel will be built in Thailand, but the trucks will be assembled in the U.S. at at General Motors’ Wentzville, Mo., assembly plant.
Two gasoline engines will be available at launch: a 2.5-liter inline four cylinder that makes 193 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque and a 3.6-liter V6 that puts out 302 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque.