2015 Chevrolet Colorado: Sign of the Diesel to Come
by Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor on September 3, 2015
A few weeks ago I met my friend Colby who I hadn't seen in about a year. I was driving our 2015 Chevrolet Colorado. The first thing he said, even before "hello", was to ask about the upcoming diesel-powered Colorado. They might not be hugely popular in the American mainstream, but diesel-powered vehicles, especially pickups, still have a passionate, vocal following. Colby drives an old Dodge Ram 2500 with Cummins power. I call it Captain America.
It had only been a few days at that point since I noticed the blank inside the fuel door. Presumably, that round space next to the fuel cap is where the filler for the diesel exhaust fluid will reside on Duramax-powered trucks, which go on sale this fall.
Chevy and GMC released the specs for the diesel versions of the trucks last month when they were made available for order. Their towing ability will exceed that of the V6-powered counterparts. Fuel economy, too, is projected to be better. They will be the only diesel-powered mid-size trucks available in the U.S., yet sales predictions are modest. GM forecasts diesels to account for just 10 percent of total sales.
I suspect demand will be higher. So does Colby.
Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor