Chevrolet introduced the third generation of the midsized truck Colorado and comes eight years after the second generation was introduced back in 2015. The competitor’s list includes the Nissan Frontier, the Honda Ridgeline, and the Jeep Gladiator. The all-new model also includes only one engine choice, which will entirely replace the 2.5L and 2.8L four-cylinder engines, as well as the 3.6L V6 Diesel with the 16-valve 2.7L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, combined with an eight-speed automatic. Performance statistics have not been disclosed yet. However, estimations show that acceleration from 0-60 mph should be in the range of around 7 seconds. All versions are capable of carrying 5 passengers and have 4 doors.
Base trim levels include the WT and the LT, while the Z71 and Trail Boss are specially designed for rough terrain. In addition, the ZR2 will be released a while later and will give additional equipment such as front and rear differential locking. Standard equipment on all levels includes keyless start, an 11.3-inch touchscreen with Google built-in, as well as a wireless smartphone connection for Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. All models will also come with the Chevy Safety Assist, which includes advanced safety and assistance features.
The base version of the 2.7L engine can deliver 237 hp and 259 lb-ft of torque, with a tow capacity rating of 3500 pounds. The 2.7L Plus version is standard on the Z71 and Trail Boss and delivers 310 hp, and 390 lb-ft with a tow rating of 7700 pounds. It is also possible to have the 2.7L Turbo High Output (HO) with the ZR2 version, which adds 40 lb-ft of additional torque. The HO is only a software calibration, meaning that it will be possible to be added after the purchase for customers that have the Plus version on their vehicles. The starting price is $30,695 for a WT trim level, and a two-wheel drive, while the four-wheel drive starts at $33,995. The high-equipped ZR1 will cost $41,395. Sales will start in spring 2023.
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