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 |  Nov 29 2013, 10:01 AM

1. Diesel Power...Eventually

Chevrolet Colorado Turbo Diesel Engine

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.

  • LLOYD.

    now they got it rite…way to go GM,,,

  • Jeffrey McCollum

    The truck is good and been on the market in most of the world for 2 years. America won’t get all the engine choices that are available and there are a few more modern trucks out there, but it does seem like a good one, just not sure it the “Rite” one

  • haha

    looks like both these truckers can’t spell

  • SS1500

    I noticed there is no blue for exterior color. Is there going to be a regular cab? How much H.P for the 6 cy?

  • M

    Was interested in the diesel uniting I read it will be made in Thailand. No thanks.

  • john

    There is a laser blue color available and the V6 puts out 302HP

  • Danny

    When will I be able to purchase this truck in Florida?

  • john

    Never GM announced that Florida will not receive this new truck.

  • alex

    price

  • Barry

    THAILAND!? What is that country’s track record for this type of manufacturing? Any estimates on MPG with 4W in the various engine and trim combinations? And has GM figured out that stupid low tire pressure warning light?