2017 Chevrolet Colorado might get new gearbox and trim levels


Not so long ago the international market version of the Colorado has updated, but the update did not affect the version for North American market. Overall, GM’s not announced a new model for the 2017 model year, so we expect only minor changes. Most likely, they will affect only the trim levels and interior upholstery. However, one can expect minor changes in the technical part of 2017 Chevy Colorado.

2017 Chevy Colorado release date

The release date of an updated pickup truck is likely to be scheduled for the end of 2016 or in the beginning of 2017. Since this is only a minor update, Colorado 2017 can be launched without a special presentation.

Release date: late 2016 – early 2017

2017 Chevy Colorado price

Price updated Colorado in 2017 is likely to remain at the same level. Thus, the starting price expected of around $22,000.

2017 Chevrolet Colorado design

The latest generation of Colorado debuted recently – at the end of 2015. Therefore, we do not expect serious changes in pickup truck’s appearance. In addition, it looks more modern than many of competitors, as well as the related GM models.

What we really should expect from the MY 2017 truck is the emergence of new equipment levels, the new colors for the interior and exterior. Also, it is likely to top trim level called LTZ appeared, as well as the Colorado High Country. Fans hoping to the emergence of a special off-road version ZR2.

The truck will keep the three cabin options, such as crew cab (5.2 and 6.2 ft bed) and extended cab (6.2 ft bed).

The interior of the pickup is likely to remain unchanged. This year, it received an update of multimedia systems and other minor updates. Therefore, it is highly unlikely that we will see something new in the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado interior besides new color schemes/upholstery materials.

Read about the upcoming 2018 Nissan Frontier

2017 Chevrolet Colorado video

2017 Chevy Colorado specs

Currently, the truck is available with three engines. The initial 4-cylinder 2.5L Ecotec producing 200 HP, more powerful LFX V6 engine with 3.6-liter displacement producing 305 HP. A third option is a diesel unit, which is 2.8-liter 4-cylinder Duramax turbodiesel, firstly applied to Colorado in 2015. The truck is rear wheel drive with AWD available as an option. Gearboxes are either 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic.

2017 model year truck is possible to get some technical improvements. So, instead of 6-speed transmission, it will get a brand new 8-speed gearbox (while diesel approximately keeps 6-speed auto). It will be mated with the new upgraded V6 engine, with the same displacement (it will be LGX model instead of LFX). The V6 one also gets Start / Stop system.

Also read about the 2018 Toyota Tacoma

2017 Chevrolet Colorado images

2017 Chevrolet Colorado diesel crew cab
Engine type DOHC 16V I4, diesel
Displacement 2,8L
Power/torque 181 HP; 369 lb-ft
Transmission 6-speed automatic
Wheelbase 128.3 in
Length 212.7 in
Height 70.7 in
Passenger volume N/A
Cargo volume N/A
0-60 9.2 sec
Top speed 99 mph (limited)
PRICE RANGE: $21,000-$36,500 (est)
Competitors: GMC Canyon, Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma

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