The entire automotive industry is heading towards complete electrification. Well, that won’t happen so soon, but the first who suffer are the diesel engines. The ultimate goal is zero-emission drivetrains, and diesel units are the biggest polluters out there. So, we are putting the question mark for the future of trucks with oil burners, including the 2024 Chevy Colorado Diesel.
A 2.8-liter Duramax plant will still be there next season. The carmaker won’t enhance it. Recently, engineers made it deliver more than 200 hp. Also, thanks to the diesel mill, Colorado is still the best hauler in the mid-size truck world. Since we are speaking about the electrification, General Motors is a leader here, with many concepts already being in production. Hummer is back with the GMC and in the pickup form, and the Silverado EV prototype is introduced. So, it is obvious that Colorado EV is the next, especially with its main rival, Tacoma, also going all-electric in 2025.
2024 Chevy Colorado Diesel Specs
The future brings what the future brings. The company shows no intentions of discontinuing the 2024 Chevy Colorado Diesel or its successors. For now, the model for upcoming season is safe. A 2.8-liter mill is under the hood. It is a turbodiesel four-banger with 200 hp and 370 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to such high outputs, the truck can tow 7,700 pounds. No other pickup in this class can top that. A six-speed automatic transmission is out of date, but still in use. Since the future of the diesel engine is not safe, we don’t know how much money GM is willing to invest into this engine.
New Petrol Engine
Another thing that makes fans worried about the future is the new drivetrain in the petrol lineup. Colorado finally introduced the new generation with fresh styling and interior. Besides that, old petrol powertrains are also dropped and replaced. Now, the truck is getting power from the 2.7-liter turbo-four engine. Three configurations are available. The base system is tuned to produce 237 hp and 259 lb-ft. That is a nearly 20 percent kick compared to the previous entry-level setup.
Turbo Plus matches the outputs of the previous V6 configuration. With it, Colorado gains 310 hp and 390 lb-ft. In the High-Output variant, the 2.7-l mill can burst 430 pound-feet and match the towing capacity of the 2024 Chevy Colorado Diesel – 7,700 pounds. You will need the Advanced Trailering Package on the petrol setup to achieve this.
2024 Chevy Colorado Diesel Price
While the standard offer with a petrol engine was pretty affordable, the diesel engine puts the mid-size truck above $30,000. After this mark, you can already consider a half-tone pickup with larger engines and improved capabilities. Still, lovers of diesel trucks will be happy to see the Colorado back in 2024. The best upgrade for the Duramax unit is the ZR2 package with extreme off-road capabilities. Still, there are other interesting configurations available for the diesel truck. The price can easily go over $50k. The same engine is also available for the GMC Canyon.