Sorry Chevy Colorado fans! Some of your favorite features could be going away. New clues about the next-generation Chevrolet Colorado suggest that the truck will have fewer options when it debuts in 2023 or 2024.
The Chevy Colorado is losing important features
According to Autoblog, the next-generation Chevy Colorado has been spotted already. It’s not expected to debut until 2023 or 2024. This feels like a pretty early head start for the new General Motors compact truck.
The new Colorado will be different from the truck we know. Despite being heavily covered in camouflage, you can see that it’s losing its angular design with a sloping roof. Instead, it has a more prominent boxy shape.
This allows us to speculate that the Colorado will look more like a miniature Chevy Silverado, which is adopting a new look for 2022. It could have a matching grille design, headlights, and taillights too.
How much power will the new Colorado have?
While the 2023 Colorado gains new looks, it’s losing powertrain options. Autoblog notes that if the Colorado follows in Ford’s footsteps, then it will only be offered with a single powertrain. It could only be offered with the new 2.7T turbocharged four-cylinder engine that pumps out 310 hp and 348 lb-ft of torque in the Silverado 1500.
This could mean that the engine will provide more power with the smaller Colorado, which is exciting. But that also means that current 3.6-liter V6, 2.8-liter turbodiesel four, and entry-level 2.5-liter four-cylinder engines won’t return.
If this information is accurate, then the Chevy Colorado could go up in price. The options with less power won’t be available, and we know that some fans would miss the rare diesel option. The new powertrain variant is expected to be paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. There hasn’t been any information regarding a manual transmission or hybrid powertrain.
Is the 2021 Colorado worth buying?
Yes, the 2021 Chevy Colorado is a great option to consider, especially if you want to get a few features it currently offers before they’re gone. The Colorado starts at about $25,200. Plus, the current V6 and diesel four-cylinder engines currently tow more than rivals.
When properly equipped, the 2021 Colorado can tow up to 7,700 lbs and carry a payload of up to 1,578 lbs. It has a maximum cargo capacity of 49.9 cubic feet. It serves as an economical option for work and play.
The Colorado offers a smoother ride than rivals with a peppy acceleration, limited body roll, and confident brakes. But there is a bit of noticeable wind and road noise in the cabin at higher speeds.
Taller people might find the front seats to be combining, but the interior offers a practical layout with controls that are easy to reach. The infotainment system is responsive with attractive graphics. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard.
Storage space in the interior is limited. The rear seats don’t fold flat, and you won’t find many compartments for storing your tools. However, there is a convenient tray for your cellphone and plenty of cupholders.
It could be a perfect time to snag the Colorado if you want an affordable base model or the diesel engine before they go away. However, we’re just speculating about the upcoming 2023 or 2024 models.