When can I see the 2017 Chevy Colorado in Canada?
Since the Chevy Colorado was reintroduced to the Don Wheaton inventory for the 2015 model year, the midsize truck has quickly been proven to be one of the most popular vehicles to ever wear the bow tie. In nearly 24 months of sales to chart, the Colorado has moved more than 160,000 units in North America and with an average of being on a lot for a little more than 30 days, dealers like Don Wheaton are constantly having to refresh the inventory. That was then. It’s time for a new model year and look forward to the Canadian release date of the 2017 Chevy Colorado. Current estimates have the new midsize truck arriving to dealers in the fourth quarter of 2016.
“Customers made the Colorado an overnight success and it remains one of the industry’s hottest-selling products,” Anita Burke, Colorado chief engineer said in a press release. “That fast success has justified our continued investment in midsize pickups, introducing new features for our customers such as the class-exclusive diesel engine, advanced technologies like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and now a class-leading V-6 and eight-speed automatic powertrain combination.”
New engine for the 2017 Colorado in Canada
According to new information recently released by Chevrolet, the ‘class-leading V-6’ referred to by Burke is more closer to an update of the existing power plant. The second generation of the 3.6-liter, V-6 uses the same double-overhead-cam setup as the existing V-6. However, variable valve timing for the intake and exhaust is being added; as is improved direct fuel injection and Active Fuel Management. The last of the new engine upgrades will actually disable a pair of cylinders under the proper conditions to help drastically decrease fuel consumption scores.
Additionally, the new engine for the upcoming 2017 Chevy Colorado will have a higher output, 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. Helping with that increase in power is the new Chevy eight-speed transmission. The wider gear ratio will increase driver confidence when hauling loads at the upper end of the towing range for the 2017 Colorado.
If you would like to learn more ahead of the Canadian release date for the 2017 Chevy Colorado, contact a Don Wheaton sales professional today.