June 18, 2014
More power than we thought coming to GM’s new midsize twins
GM has released official information on their upcoming midsize trucks and we are in for a treat.
According to GM’s own ordering guide, the new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon will get an extra 7 hp and 7 lb-ft of torque from the base 2.5-litre inline four-cylinder engine, now rated at 200 hp and 191 lb-ft.
The 3.6-litre V6 output figures also change slightly to 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque, a difference of 3 additional horsepower while losing 1 lb-ft of torque, matching up with Chrysler’s Pentastar V6 in the Ram 1500.
A 4.10 axle ratio will be fitted to four-cylinder models, while six-cylinder trucks will receive a 3.42 axle ratio. Mated to an automatic transmission, the smaller of the two engines will be able to haul 3500 lbs, with a rating of 7000 lbs applied to the V6.
Official figures on the 2.8-litre turbodiesel four-cylinder, available for the 2016 model year, have not yet been announced. Truck Trend does postulate it should be able to tow 7700 lbs without problem.
All Colorado and Canyon models will also receive power windows, rearview camera, and four way driver seats.