2019 Chevrolet Colorado changes, release date, specs

The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado is going to take the leading position for towing capacity in its segment. Diesel engine provides enough power, so the mid-size truck can tow up to 7,700 pounds. Changes on the new Chevy Colorado will include performance boost from the special package. No, that is not a Z71 nor ZR2. A V-8 engine is the powertrain of the new concept which could get into production next season.

Refresh of the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado is expected. Since the vehicle is not heading into new generation yet, it will suffer a redesign. New colors and minor updates, mostly cosmetic are making Colorado appealing and aggressive. Finally, the price is staying put. That makes the small truck one of the most affordable in the class.

2019 Chevrolet Colorado

2019 Chevrolet Colorado engines

There will be two petrol engines in the offer. As its predecessor, the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado will use a 2.5-liter inline-four as the base mill. This drivetrain can produce up to 200 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is its pair.

The second solution is bigger V-6. A 3.6-l engine mates an eight-speed auto gearbox for a total output of 310 horses and 275 pound-feet of twisting power. Two-wheel drive is standard, while a 4WD is optional for both engines.

2019 Chevrolet Colorado front view

2019 Chevy Colorado diesel

Once again, the favorite truck will have a diesel engine as its source of power. It is Duramax unit. A 2.8-liter inline-four can produce less power than its petrol siblings. However, the diesel engine adds 370 pound-feet of torque to 185 hp for maximum towing capacity. The powertrain transfers power through a six-speed automatic transmission. As for the petrol versions, the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado diesel will send power to two or four wheels.

2019 Chevrolet Colorado performance concept

Four years ago today, the SEMA show hosted something that is heading into production. SEMA stands for Specialty Equipment Market Association, and rare vehicles could be found for purchase after a debut at this show. We are waiting since 2014 to see the performance concept of the truck. Finally, we should get it as 2019 Chevrolet Colorado. A unique paint job and features could make this truck a big show-off vehicle.

2019 Chevrolet Colorado rear view

2019 Chevrolet Colorado V8

Back in the previous generation, the truck offered a V-8 engine. Nevertheless, the new 2019 Chevrolet Colorado is not likely to get such drivetrain. Turbochargers can do a good job and boost overall performance. At the same time, they are smaller and consumes less fuel.

2019 Chevrolet Colorado towing capacity

Colorado is the best mid-size truck if you are looking for a vehicle that will tow a lot. Its capacity of 7,700 pounds is not matched yet by any competitor. Of course, this is possible with a diesel engine. On the other hand, petrol engines are not so potent, and their towing capacities are way under. The closest rival to 2019 Chevrolet Colorado will be Nissan Frontier. Also, we expect to see if new Toyota Tacoma is getting a diesel engine for 2019. Finally, the major threat to Colorado’s supremacy in towing capacity among mid-size trucks could come with the return of Dodge Dakota.

2019 Chevrolet Colorado interior

2019 Chevrolet Colorado refresh and colors

Cosmetic updates are not going to change the look of the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado. Only minor changes will make this truck fresh. Among these updates is a revisit of color schemes. New paint job are to be added.

2019 Chevrolet Colorado release date

The new 2019 Chevrolet Colorado is coming by the end of this year. Also, the company will immediately launch the entire lineup, including Z71 and ZR2 models. These two will top the range with the offer, but other models are thrilling as well. The entry-level 2019 Chevrolet Colorado will cost just above $21,000. Top of the range Z71 with a diesel engine is going to cost close to $50,000.

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