Chevy Colorado Gets Diesel

Updated Apr 21, 2014

GM Adds Two Turbo-Diesels To Global Mid-Size Colorado

As the all-new Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup rolls out in the Asia-Pacific region this fall, it will debut a new global family of turbo-diesel four-cylinder engines designed to deliver value, capability and efficiency.

The new diesels are available in 2.8L and 2.5L displacements.

The 2.8L turbo-diesel is rated at 180 horsepower (132 kW) and 346 lb.-ft. of torque (470 Nm) with an available six-speed automatic transmission.

The 2.5L is rated at 150 horsepower (110 kW) and 258 lb.-ft. of torque (350 Nm).

Features such as hydraulic valve lash adjusters reduce maintenance costs by eliminating the need for periodic adjustments, while quick-start glow plugs promote fast engine starting in cold climates.

The 2.8L turbo-diesel also gets variable-geometry turbocharger for optimal power and efficiency across the rpm band and a balance shaft for greater smoothness.

“As Chevrolet’s presence expands around the globe, these new diesel engines are designed to deliver on customer expectations of value and dependability,” said Brent Hendrickson, chief engineer and global program manager.

“They provide capability that is essential for trucks that are used in some very demanding ways – especially in emerging markets – and they do it economically and efficiently.”

“Drivability and power delivery are excellent with the engines,” said Hendrickson. “A broad torque band makes them very powerful at low rpm, while the turbocharged performance provides a confident feeling of immediate and smooth horsepower on demand.”