New diesel engine for the 2016 Colorado
The 2016 Chevy Colorado has quickly become the darling of the Chevy truck inventory at Don Wheaton and dealerships around the provinces. With sharp style and even sharper performance, the inaugural version that was introduced for the previous model-year quickly started picking up awards from the automotive media as fast as each one could be handed out. A number of changes for the new Colorado have already been examined by our blog, however, Chevrolet has finally released information about the new diesel engine for the 2016 Colorado. Potential future owners of the new mid-size Chevy truck can expect to see major gains in performance and fuel economy.
Versions of the new pickup truck that features the new diesel engine for the 2016 Colorado will see an incredible increase in torque output with a new top mark of 369 pound-feet. Additionally, the all-new turbocharged 2.8-liter, Duramax diesel engine will offer higher towing capacity of 3,492 kilograms as well. Exact fuel-economy estimates for the new diesel engine for the 2016 Colorado have not been released, but Chevrolet representatives are promising that they will be better than what is found by competing gasoline engines from other automakers.
“Simply put, there’s no other midsize truck that can do what Colorado can with its all-new Duramax diesel,” Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet Truck Marketing said in a Chevy press release. “Along with greater capability and efficiency, it expands the Colorado lineup to give customers more choices and the capability of exploring more possibilities on and off the road.”
Chevy has proven already they can build an excellent diesel engine when they produced the Chevy Cruze Diesel for the compact sedan class. The new diesel engine for the 2016 Colorado is more advanced than that as well as cleaner. The days of a diesel engine coughing black smoke are long gone. Some of the new features for the Duramax engine include a smart diesel exhaust brake system that will improve control of the truck and protect the brakes from unneeded wear while going down steep hills. The truck will also be paired with a special six-speed transmission that reduces noise and vibrations.
If you have more questions about the availability of the new diesel engine for the 2016 Colorado, make an appointment with a Don Wheaton sales professional today.