2022 Chevrolet Colorado Could Lose Diesel Engine

The all-new 2022 Chevrolet Colorado will arrive with minor updates. As you probably know, the 2021MY delivered more major changes so the next Colorado will be basically a carryover. The 2022 Colorado is the eighth model of the second generation and it could be the last model before third-gen Colorado arrives.

You can find a lot of rumors about the new generation coming this year, but those speculations are false. It seems like the new truck won’t arrive this year. The Coronavirus outbreak is still present so most of the manufacturers are rescheduling their plans for the future. Even the brand’s SUVs such as Equinox will also arrive next year. Here’s everything that we know about this new model.

2022 Colorado Refreshments

As we said, we don’t expect major cosmetic upgrades on the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado. Still, some sources are writing about more significant changes, which won’t happen for sure. The reason is the new-gen model that will hit the dealerships in 2023. Because of that, new Colorado will introduce minor updates only. The mid-size pickup truck could gain one or two exterior colors and some exterior features are slightly modified.

Besides that, everything remains the same. Colorado is available in three different cabs. That includes an extended cab and crew cab with a short and long box. If you want more sportiness, the ZR2 variant is the answer. This model comes with a higher ride height, more aggressive design, and plenty of off-road goodies. As before, the Colorado model continues to ride on a brand’s GMT 31xx architecture.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Z71

Interior Changes

At this moment, we don’t have so much info about the interior of the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado. The cabin is modern enough and it offers a lot of features. The 2022MY will deliver small re-arrangement in equipment within the trim levels. As before, upper trim levels are either sportier or more luxurious.

The base Colorado trim offers a standard 7-inch touchscreen, while the 8-inch unit is standard in the upper trims. The update of the infotainment system is coming and we should expect additional driver-assistance aids. Colorado is a competitive pickup and its interior is in line with rivals such as Nissan Ridgeline.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado interior

What About Diesel Engine?

One of the most interesting and most frequent rumors are about diesel engine. The 2022 Chevrolet Colorado could arrive without a diesel powertrain. Back in the days, Colorado was one of a few models in the segment with a diesel engine. Now, the times are changing and it seems like Chevy could offer only a gasoline unit. Of course, the reason for such a radical move is emission standards.

A 2.8-liter turbo-four engine that can tow up to 8,000 pounds won’t be in the offer and we are waiting for the official confirmation. This leads us to a 2.5-liter and 3.6-liter V6 gasoline engines. Smaller displacement generates 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque. As for the optional V6, this unit can produce up to 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. The standard engine option offers a 6-speed automatic, while the optional V6 comes with 8-speed automatic transmission.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado review

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Price, Release Date

The price of the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado should remain intact. This means you can get a new mid-size pickup truck for about $26,000. It is perhaps the last model of second-gen Colorado. The sales will begin in the first quarter of 2022.

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