We’ve recognized for a while that the Bowtie Brigade has been busying themselves with a refresh of their midsize Colorado pickup. With a brand new Ranger on the way in which and Nissan’s new (last?) Frontier already right here, you’ll be able to guess Chevy gained’t be caught napping on this worthwhile section.
To date, we’ve been left guessing as to what styling adjustments GM has in retailer for the Colorado in ’23. A teaser video revealed to YouTube simply final week – and the magic of well-timed screenshots – provides us our first clues for what to anticipate.
Up entrance, its headlamps are notably thinner, taking some cues from the large bro Silverado and lengthening themselves into the grille. That space appears very sq., bifurcated as common with a styling bar that holds the bowtie badge. This trim is provided with what GM calls a ‘safari bar’, undoubtedly a part of an non-obligatory bundle for both the ZR2 or Bison off-road trims. One can most likely append it as an adjunct to their two-wheel-drive LS as effectively in case you really feel like annoying onlookers on the trailhead.
Hilariously, a caption on the backside of the display screen – courtesy of GM’s authorized division, natch – says the Safari Bar might block the entrance digicam and scupper the surround-view digicam system. I suppose the bed-wetting legal professionals felt the necessity to inject their distinctive model of dourness on us in some kind. We will word a lot of these cams are welcome additions off-road, allowing the driving force to look forward and (mis)decide obstacles with accuracy. They’re helpful in parking heaps as effectively, which might be the place nearly all of these vans will spend most of their time. The rear of the truck exhibits taillights which crib a lot from the Silverado by way of their form.
It is unclear which engines will stay accessible within the 2023 Colorado and its Canyon sibling. Those fashions are one of many few not but listed on subsequent 12 months’s fleet order kinds, suggesting both vital adjustments being saved underneath wraps or a sysop who’s asleep at their keyboard. At current, one can choose a 200-horsepower four-banger or a V6 with 308 ponies. There can also be a diesel possibility making simply 181 hp however cranking out 369 lb.-ft of torque. All are linked to an computerized transmission after GM quietly dropped the guide field a few mannequin years in the past.
The 2023 Chevrolet Colorado is ready to debut precisely one month any further July 28th.
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