Chevy, GMC add diesel midsize trucks for '16 model year - The Detroit News

General Motors Co. said Tuesday its 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and 2016 GMC Canyon diesel pickups will go on sale this fall, with a base LT diesel Colorado starting at less than $32,000. The automaker did not release fuel economy estimates for the... 5-liter, four-cylinder Colorado pickup with automatic transmission achieves 27 miles per gallon highway. 8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel engine powering the Colorado and Canyon will generate 181 horsepower and 369 foot-pounds of torque and boosts maximum trailering capacity to 7,700 pounds on two-wheel drive trucks and 7,600 pounds for four-wheel drive... “Simply put, there’s no other midsize truck that can do what Colorado can with its all-new Duramax diesel,” said Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet truck marketing, in a statement. The trucks have been a hit for GM since the Colorado and Canyon went on sale last fall. Sales of the Colorado through the first half of 2015 totaled 41,575. GMC has sold 15,017 of the more premium Canyon trucks through the first six months of 2015. The Colorado diesel will be available in LT and Z71 crew cabs, in either two- or... Source: