GM has announced the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax diesel for the U.S. market. It features a Thai-developed 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel engine that produces 181 hp and 369 lb.-ft. (500 Nm) of torque and is matched to GM’s Hydra-Matic 6L50 6-speed automatic transmission.
The diesel model will be available in both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive layouts. It boasts a maximum towing capacity of 7,700 lbs (3,492 kg) in case of rear-wheel drive layout.
Chevrolet claims that this is the cleanest diesel truck engine that GM has ever developed. It will be offered only in LT and Z71 Crew Cab models.
“Simply put, there’s no other midsize truck that can do what Colorado can with its all-new Duramax diesel,” said Mr. Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet Truck Marketing.
He further added: “Along with greater capability and efficiency, it expands the Colorado lineup to give customers more choices and the capability of exploring more possibilities on and off the road.”
Apart from a new engine, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado gets many technological features like the Apple CarPlay, 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot, Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Alert.
The sales of the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax diesel will commence fall this year, with prices US$3,730 more than that of a comparably equipped 3.6L V6 model. More information is available in the press release embedded below the image gallery.