Chevrolet is rolling out some considerable updates for its Colorado midsize pickup, in spite of being only a year old. But don’t expect them to be also involving with the exterior and interior aesthetics considering that the updates are related to the energy and drivetrain.
Rather of new visual cues, the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado comes with a slightly revised naturally-aspirated V6, whilst Chevy also made its in-home eight-speed automatic regular, replacing the original auto’s six-speed box.
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On top of the new motor and transmission, the Colorado comes outfitted from some new package and alternative bundling.
“Customers created the Colorado an overnight success and it remains 1 of the industry’s hottest-selling merchandise,” said Anita Burke in the statement, Chevy’s chief engineer for the Colorado project. “That fast good results has justified our continued investment in midsize pickups, introducing new features for our buyers such as the class-exclusive diesel engine, advanced technologies like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and now a class-major V6 and eight-speed automatic powertrain combination.”
The revised V6 positive aspects from an optimized variable valve timing setup for each the intake and exhaust ports, an improved direct fuel injection technique, and the addition of GM’s patented Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation. Active Fuel Management was not initially offered on the Colorado when t was launched last year and the new engine now produces 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of twist, a very modest, if not negligible, improve from the earlier variant’s 305hp and 269 lb-ft.
The updated 2017 Chevrolet Colorado will commence sales later this year at the beginning of the fourth quarter.
– By: Chris Chin
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