General Motors finally put to diesel in the Colorado.

so it’s finally happened, General Motors is letting us know about the new diesel Duramax engine that they’re going to put in the Chevy Colorado and the GMC Canyon.

It appears it will be at 2.8 L Duramax diesel, it will be turbocharged and produce 181 hp and 369 pound feet of torque. It will be available in the 2 Will Dr. or four-wheel-drive and including the crew cabs.

It looks like it will be available in 2016 models starting in fall of 2015 an additional cost $3730. read more

With these new 2016 models, Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon buyers will have the option of upgrading to a 2.8-liter Duramax diesel. The turbocharged engine produces 181 horsepower at 3,400 rpm and 369 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,000 rpm.The diesel engine will be available with 2WD or 4WD on Colorado crew cabs in LT and Z71 trims and on Canyon SLE and SLT crew cabs.RELATED >> REVIEW: 2015 Colorado Z71’s power, fuel economy, comfort outweight lack of burst (PHOTOS)The Duramax’s boost in power increases the trucks’ maximum trailering capacity to 7,700 pounds—700 more than when equipped with the 3.6-liter V6. Gross vehicle weight rating has increased as well to 6,000 pounds on 2WD models and to 6,200 pounds on 4WD models.

Source: GM unveils diesel 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon 

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