General Motors today announced that the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado diesel and GMC Canyon diesel will both go on sale later this fall.
In each case, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressed no issues or concerns following its recent, extensive testing and evaluation of the emission control system, meaning the Colorado diesel and Canyon diesel have received their Certificate of Conformity.
2016 Chevrolet Colorado diesel
Available in 4x2 and 4x4 configurations with the LT and Z71 packages, the Colorado diesel uses a new 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine that produces 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed Hydra-Matic 6L50 automatic transmission. When properly equipped, towing capacity amounts to 7,600 lbs (4x2) or 7,700 lbs (4x4).
2016 GMC Canyon diesel
Featuring the same Duramax powerplant and the same capabilities as its Chevy cousin, the Canyon diesel comes with a diesel exhaust brake and integrated trailer brake controller. What’s more, 4x4 models get a new, electronically controlled, 2-speed transfer case.