GM is one carmaker that has a commanding presence in pickup truck sectors. Its GMC and Chevrolet branded pickup truck models are sold in good numbers all over the world. The Chevy Colorado is one popular, medium sized truck sold by the company. Colorado is sold in various trim choices and many setups to suit diverse user needs. It has been updated several times since the launch. The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel gets mild design changes and a new diesel engine under the hood. However, certain details are yet to emerge. It is going to be made in the company’s Missouri plant -as per the updates.
2019 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel Design
The 2019 Chevy Colorado is stylish and rugged looking truck- beyond any doubt. The exterior styling does not look much different compared to the predecessor. It is built on GMT 31XX platform much like the new GMC Canyon. On second glance, you can spot changed grille, sleeker Led lamps, and a revised hood. The Z71 trim gets skid plates and body accents. The ZR2 trim gets special bumpers and grille.
The cabin design is utilitarian and rugged. The material quality in top trims is very good and Spartan in base trim. The cabin is quite spacious and well insulated from exterior noise in most trims. There are quite a few bins and compartments to store food, beverage and small gadgets in the cabin. The dashboard layout is better than the predecessor. It will be sold in Crew Cab and Extended Cab setup with two bed choices.
Chevy Colorado Diesel Engine
The 2019 Chevy Colorado will come fitted with 3 engine choices- as per the updates. The 3.6L V-6 unit and a 2.7L Twin-Turbo unit will be offered in some trims. However, GM will also offer a new and powerful 2.8L I-4 LWN diesel engine along with a 6-speed automatic gearbox. This engine has an output of 181 HP. The other engines, however, may get the company’s new 10-speed automatic transmission gearbox. The diesel engine’s maximum towing capacity is 7,700 pounds and payload capacity is 1,500 pounds approx.
2019 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel Spec
The previous version of Chevy Colorado got flak for average safety tech and features and things are expected to change for better in the 2019 lineup. So, you can expect more airbags, traction control, rearview cesarean, lane keep assist. However, radar-based cruise control and automated emergency braking may be offered as options – on the top trims.
The Colorado ZR2 gets impressive off-road centric features like raised suspension, Goodyear all-terrain tires. It is aimed at the venerable Ford F-150 Raptor. The Z71 trim gets unique dampers and special suspension. Other trims get decent amenities and some customization choices are also offered.
Price and availability
The official price of 2019 Chevy Colorado is yet to be announced. However, the base trim price may begin at approx $ 22000. The top trim price may reach $44000 or so. The truck may be released in late 2018. Upon release, it will be pitted against popular rivals like the Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier, and new Honda Ridgeline.