Next generations of the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado, its sibling, will not be powered by a Duramax turbodiesel engine.
The current duo of trucks-relatives – GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado – are ending their life cycle. The new, 3rd generation vehicles will land in dealer showrooms next year as the 2023 models.
Canyon and Colorado Today
The current 2022 Canyon and Colorado provide a choice of engines, including a powerful 308-HP 3.6L V6, a good-looking but dated interior with mostly cheap materials, and few active safety features.
Albeit we must admit they can boast comfy and roomy front seats and a user-friendly infotainment system. The pickups have a brawny towing capability, well-mannered handling and ride.
However, the Ford Ranger can tow more, the Toyota Tacoma is a better off-roader that has better equipment, and the Honda Ridgeline has class-leading carlike handling. Most rivals have a higher maximum payload and offer more standard driver assistance features.
New 2023 Canyon and Colorado
The GM 2.8 Liter LWN I-4 Duramax turbo diesel engine won’t be longer used in the Canyon and Colorado pickup trucks, as we previously informed.
That Duramax produces 181 hp at 3,400 rpm and 369 lb-ft of torque at 2,000 rpm and combines with the GM Hydra-Matic 6L50 MYB 6-speed automatic transmission.
Production of the engine for the 2022 GMC Canyon already ended earlier this month (on July 4), though you can still buy a diesel-powered Canyon that is in stock or in transit. The manufacture of the next-gen non-diesel Canyon should begin on January 25, 2023.
A single powertrain option for the new Canyon, as well as for the new 2023 Colorado, will be a 2.7-liter I4 L3B turbo-four gasoline engine.
The last 2022 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon vehicles, by the way, are set to roll off the assembly line on December 23, 2022.
The 2023 Colorado’s final order window should close out the week of October 20th.
In their next iteration, both Canyon and Colorado have revised exteriors (new facias and wheel designs), overhauled interiors (GM Super Cruise, new gears, dash), and an upgraded 31XX platform.
A new AT4X off-road version that is an equivalent of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 (in the photo) joins the 2023 GMC Canyon lineup.
Source: Ford Authority