Chevrolet Introduces All-New 2023 Colorado

Chevrolet has introduced the all-new 2023 Colorado, the company announced, which will be available with three different off-road packages and a 2.7-liter turbocharged engine. The updated midsize pickup is also built around a single wheelbase and single cab configuration.

“The all-new Colorado is enhanced in every way,” said Scott Bell, global vice president of Chevrolet. “With its rugged and sporty styling, enhanced capability, new technology and customization options, it’s designed to do more for discerning customers and still offer them great value.”

The 2023 Colorado lineup includes Work Truck (WT), LT, Z71, ZR2 and first-ever Trail Boss models, and features three distinctive chassis stances to optimize each model’s capabilities, Chevy engineers said.

Along with new exterior styling and proportions, the 2023 Colorado also introduces four unique interior trims choices for customers.

The standard 11.3-inch-diagonal color infotainment touchscreen is accompanied by an 8-inch-diagonal fully digital color instrument display, both of which are customizable. The four distinct new interior options feature round outboard vents, wrapped and stitched knee pads on the doors and center console for select models, and more adventurous contrast stitching on select models.

A 2.7-liter turbo engine is new for Colorado and powers all five models with three distinct output variants that exceed the output of the current model, Chevrolet said, thanks to several enhancements in the 2023 model year to help optimize performance. They include a more rigid cylinder block casting and a 30% stiffer crankshaft, which complement a fully forged bottom end as well as materials used in diesel engines to deliver the durability customers expect.

This single advanced engine delivers more horsepower and torque than the previous three engines offered. The new base 2.7-liter turbo engine offers 237 hp while the higher-output versions of the 2.7-liter engine line up produce 310 hp. A second-generation eight-speed automatic transmission complements the new engine.

The 2023 Colorado lineup arrives re-engineered with three distinct chassis setups:

Standard: WT, LT and Z71 trims

2-inch Factory-Lifted, Ultra-Wide Stance: Trail Boss

High-Performance 3-inch Factory-Installed Lift & Wide Stance: ZR2

All models are built on a new chassis that gives the 2023 Colorado a 3.1-inch-longer wheelbase than the current Crew Cab/short box model. A shortened front overhang that contributes to a more aggressive stance also significantly improves the truck’s approach angle, designers said.

The Trail Boss features a 2-inch lifted suspension and wide chassis that produce more ground clearance and a 3-inch wider front track than WT and LT for enhanced off-road driving capability. ZR2 is the most capable model, with a high-performance 3-inch lifted suspension and upgraded Multimatic DSSV dampers.

A.J. Hecht

A.J. Hecht is the managing editor of THE SHOP and host of the In Gear with THE SHOP podcast. Have an idea, a tip, or a question you’d like to see answered? Contact A.J. at ahecht@cahabamedia.com.

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