GM Confirms Chevrolet, GMC Diesel Trucks
According to Automotive News, quoting “three people familiar with GM’s plans”, the next-generation Colorado and Canyon are scheduled to gain a version of the company’s 2.5-liter or 2.8-liter four-cylinder Duramax turbodiesel engines, which are fitted in the current Thailand and Brazil-built Colorados.
However, the diesel option won’t become available on the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon until fall 2015, a year after the redesigned trucks are launched on the US market.
Even though GM will become the third manufacturer to introduce diesel-powered light-duty trucks, it’s important to stress out that the Colorado and Canyon will play in a different league from the diesel Ram 1500 and the Cummins-powered Nissan Titan. Ford has yet to announce a diesel option for the F-150, while a smaller Ranger-like pickup, that could rival the Colorado/Canyon duo hasn’t been confirmed at the time of writing.
Story via AutoNews