Further expanding their truck lineup and giving customers greater variety, General Motors Announced the launch of the Chevrolet Colorado Duramax Diesel midsize pickup. The main advantageous of this model includes better capability and efficiency compared to models with similarly-sized gasoline engine.
The engine in the new Chevrolet Colorado Duramax Diesel is a 2.8 liter turbo-diesel unit developing 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque (500 Nm). That means this baby truck can tow a whopping 7,700 pounds (3,492 kg) on 2WD models and still be lighter on fuel than its petrol-powered cousin. That is why the Duramax is priced $3,730 more than a comparably equipped 3.6L V-6 model.
“A diesel engine was part of the Colorado’s portfolio plan from the very beginning, meaning the chassis, suspension and other elements of its architecture were engineered to support its capability,” said Scott Yackley, assistant chief engineer. “That means there are no compromises with the Colorado diesel. It offers exceptional capability delivered with a confident feeling of control.”
Other important highlights of 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax Diesel include Hydra-Matic 6L50 six-speed automatic transmission, Z82 trailering package, all-new integrated trailer brake controller, smart diesel exhaust brake system, G80 automatic locking rear differential, and 3.42 rear axle ratio.