The 2015 GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado

2016 GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado Likely to Pack Duramax Diesel Power

According to insider sources speaking with the folks from Automotive News, the next generation GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado midsized pickups are likely to feature small, efficient diesel engines in the not-so-distant future.

Details are limited right now but it is believed that the 2016 GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado will each offer a diesel engine. Unlike the beefy eight cylinder Duramax diesels in use right now in the heavy duty versions of the GMC Sierra and the Chevrolet Silverado, the Canyon and Colorado diesels will be four cylinder mills expected to measure either 2.5 or 2.8 liters…although they will still sport the Duramax name.

General Motors currently uses four cylinder diesels with both of those displacements in non-American markets to power their midsized pickups but the next generation Canyon and Colorado should officially introduce the domestic market to those compact yet powerful oil burners.

It is expected that the diesel powered GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado will arrive about a year after the next generation midsized GM pickups are introduced. It is expected that the new Colorado and Canyon will begin reaching consumers in the fall of 2014 as 2015 model year vehicles so the diesel powered trucks coming a year after that will most likely be built for the 2016 model year.

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