2023 Chevy Colorado: Everything We Know so Far
This article was updated on 8/2/2022 for clarity with the latest vehicle information.
Will there be a 2023 Colorado?
While General Motors has not announced an actual release date of when 2023 Chevy Colorado trucks will arrive in dealer showrooms, the truck did make its debut on July 28th, 2022.
Additionally, in a recent press release, the automaker said, “Production for the 2023 Chevrolet Colorado begins in the first half of 2023 at General Motors’ Wentzville, Missouri, assembly facility. Pricing and additional details will be released closer to the start of production.”
Is the Chevy Colorado getting a redesign?
Yes, the Chevy Colorado is being redesigned. For the next generation of this midsize truck from General Motors, the most drastic change is in the exterior and interior styling, reports Car and Driver. The current Chevy Colorado is nearly 10 years old, having debuted at the LA Auto Show in November 2013. While the current truck received a facelift in 2021, it is not much more than a redesigned front fascia.
In a teaser video posted to GM’s social media outlets, we can see glimpses of a planned safari bar. We can also see an aggressive front fascia with headlights similar in style to the Chevy Blazer. The back end of the truck looks similar to the styling found on the full-size Chevy Silverado’s taillights and tailgate.
According to Chevrolet, “Designers and engineers focused on three key categories to take the Colorado to the next level: elevated design, enhanced performance, and new and useful technology. Each category weaves into a streamlined lineup built around a single wheelbase and single cab configuration to create a unified Colorado pickup family.”
Trims and models
The 2023 Chevy Colorado will be offered in Work Truck (WT), LT, Z71, ZR2, and Trail Boss models. Additionally, the 2023 Colorado will be available with a long list of both on- and off-road accessories. These truck accessories will be available for any trim.
What engine is in the 2023 Colorado?
As part of the Chevrolet Colorado redesign, the automaker introduced a 2.7-liter turbo engine. The engine will power all five Colorado models. However, horsepower ranges depending on which model you choose. Opt for the WT or LT, and the truck’s 2.7-liter turbo engine makes 237 horsepower. Upgrade to the Z71 or Trailboss models, and you can expect to find a 310-horsepower 2.7-liter turbo plus engine under the hood. Meanwhile, opting for the ZR2 gets you a 2.7-liter turbo high-output engine with 310 horsepower.
“A second-generation eight-speed automatic transmission complements the new engine, with refinements designed to offer smoother shifting and quicker downshifts for a feeling of greater comfort and power on demand. It also excels in low-speed mobility, particularly in off-road scenarios,” Chevrolet added.