General Motors ceases production of diesel GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado in the third quarter of this year. The new-generation models will come exclusively with a gasoline powertrain.
GM readies to launch next generations of the GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado pickup trucks. The manufacturer decided to give up ‘heavy’ diesel fuel, so the 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel 4-cylinder engine will be dropped in favor of a gasoline unit.
This is about a 2.7-liter turbo-four L3B I-4 delivering 310 hp and 430 pound-feet of torque when mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, GM Authority informs. The diesel engine, by comparison, produces 181 hp and 369 pound-feet of torque, and pairs a 6-speed AT.
The diesel models can be still ordered but their final order cycle is June 9, 2022. In the 3rd quarter of 2022, they should be withdrawn from production to give way to non-diesel, next-generation Canyon and Colorado, 2023 models.
Their debut is expected in the first half of this year. They will receive a more modern exterior and a thoroughly revised interior. An updated version of the current 31XX platform will underpin both.
Besides, as other latest vehicles of General Motors, the trucks will adopt the company’s Global B Electrical Architecture that improves digital experience offering better communications between in-vehicle systems and giving the potential for over-the-air updates.
The next-gen GMC Canyon will introduce an off-road capable AT4X version as well.