The current generation of Chevy’s mid-size pickup truck has been around for about eight years and it looks like it is capable of remaining competitive for a couple of more years. However, various car experts are already speculating about the redesign, which should happen in about two years. Allegedly, the new model will come as the 2023 Chevrolet Colorado and we count on various kinds of improvements. This model will get a completely new design and from what we can hear these days, it will be rather evolutionary. The current platform will be updated, but the engine lineup will be completely new.
Of course, we also count on completely new exterior design, as well as on significantly improved interior and ride quality. Naturally, loads of new tech goodies should arrive as well. Still, the exact details are yer to come. At this point, we are still waiting to hear something from the officials, so take the following paragraphs with a reserve.
2023 Chevrolet Colorado Redesign
When you look at the current model, it still has a lot of things to show but it also looks outdated in some aspects. Therefore, the 2023 Chevrolet Colorado will rather come with an evolutionary redesign. Simply, the current model is still one of the most capable trucks in the class, so there is no need to spend tons of money on a new architecture. The initial plan was to see a completely new 32xx platform but now it looks like we will rather see an updated version of the 31xx architecture,
Still, this update will bring tons of upgrades and one of the first that comes to mind is the ride quality, considering that the current offers a pretty harsh ride. Furthermore, we count on some weight reduction, improved towing capabilities and more.
From the outside, the 2023 Chevrolet Colorado will be completely new. At this point, it is still early to talk about some more specific styling details. Some rendering photos have appeared and they show a truck that takes a lot of inspiration from models like Chevy Blazes and Chevy Traverse. Still, we think that the new truck would rather come with a more rugged appearance and that most of the styling details would be borrowed from the full-size Silverado.
When it comes to size, we don’t expect to see significant changes. Of course, a couple of inches in the wheelbase are always welcome, but these improvements won’t be so significant. Also, we count on familiar configurations in the offer. The 2023 Chevrolet Colorado will come with three cab designs and a few bed lengths in the offer, so the level of customization will once again be at a pretty high level.
One of the biggest complaints about the current generation goes to the ride quality and interior quality. We already mentioned that the ride is pretty firm and it comes in a combination with low-grade materials. So, unless pure working capabilities aren’t your main concern, current Colorado isn’t a particularly nice place to be in. Even the cabin feels a little bit tighter compared to some rivals.
Therefore, we have no doubt that Chevy will tend to offer a more refined interior, which will be more spacious and full of quality materials. Also, we count on loads of latest tech goodies, including a new infotainment system and lots of advanced safety features.
2023 Chevrolet Colorado Engines
The current model offers a pretty impressive engine lineup, which includes two gasoline and one diesel unit. However, it looks like the next generation is about to make things simpler. Allegedly, the new model will come with just one engine, which will be capable of replacing both the diesel and the V6. Of course, we are talking about a new 2.7-liter turbo-four, which debuted in the new Silverado. It puts out around 310 horsepower, which is on par with the current V6. On the other side, the turbocharged provides significantly more torque, nearly as the diesel. It goes up to 348 pound-feet, which should ensure respectable towing ratings and improve mpg ratings as well. The new engine should come in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
2023 Chevrolet Colorado Release Date
According to the latest reports, the new 2023 Chevrolet Colorado should arrive sometime in 2022. Of course, it will continue to compete with models like Ford Ranger, Toyota Tacoma, Jeep Gladiator etc. Along with it, we also expect to see the next generation of GMC Canyon, which should once have plenty of things in common.