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GM Confirms Chevrolet, GMC Diesel Trucks

With Ram having already launched the first diesel light-duty pickup truck and Nissan readying a Cummins-powered Titan, General Motors has confirmed plans to introduce diesel engines on the upcoming Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickups.
2015 Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon 1 photo
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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.

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