Vehicle Research

GM's Colorado/Canyon Diesel Specs Revealed

July 28, 2015

Photo courtesy of GM.
Photo courtesy of GM.

General Motors has released performance data for the Duramax diesel engines available with the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup that arrive for the 2016 model year.

Colorado and Canyon models with Duramax engines, which will arrive this fall, will be powered by a new 2.9-liter Duramax turbo-diesel that produces 369 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine delivers an SAE-certified 181 hp at 3,400 rpm, according to GM.

The engine boosts the truck's trailering capacity to 7,700 pounds on the rear-wheel-drive model. The GVWR increases to 6,000 pounds for the rear-wheel model and 7,600 pounds for the all-wheel model.

The new diesel engine will be offered in LT and Z71 Crew Cab models, and will also be available with the all-wheel-drive model. It will be priced $3,730 more than a comparably equipped 3.6-liter V-6 model.

The diesel Colorado and Canyon models will also feature a smart diesel exhaust brake system that reduces brake wear on steep grades; standard Hydra-Matic 6L50 6-speed automatic transmission paired with a Centrifugal Pendulum Vibration Absorber (CPVA) in the torque converter to reduce powertrain noise and vibration; standard Z82 trailering package with hitch receiver and seven-pin connector; integrated trailer brake controller; G80 automatic locking rear differential; standard 3.42 rear axle ratio; and electronically controlled two-speed transfer case.

Comments

  1. 1. tom gosselin [ August 01, 2015 @ 06:25AM ]

    notn enough info
    1. chain or timing belt(belt means more cost, more down time and more maintenance cost) false economy.
    2. mpg (city, highway)

  2. 2. tom gosselin [ August 01, 2015 @ 06:25AM ]

    notn enough info
    1. chain or timing belt(belt means more cost, more down time and more maintenance cost) false economy.
    2. mpg (city, highway)

  3. 3. tom gosselin [ August 01, 2015 @ 06:25AM ]

    notn enough info
    1. chain or timing belt(belt means more cost, more down time and more maintenance cost) false economy.
    2. mpg (city, highway)

  4. 4. tom gosselin [ August 01, 2015 @ 06:25AM ]

    notn enough info
    1. chain or timing belt(belt means more cost, more down time and more maintenance cost) false economy.
    2. mpg (city, highway)

 

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