Chevrolet introduces second-generation Duramax 4-cylinder diesels; global engine coming to 2015 Colorado/Canyon pickups
|Duramax 2.8L I-4 diesel. Click to enlarge.|
GM announced the next-generation Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickups will be offered with a four-cylinder Duramax turbo-diesel in the latter part of 2015.
The 2.8L diesel engine isn’t new, having been proving its mettle overseas for more than a year in the Asian markets.
Chevrolet Sales Thailand introduced the new-generation MY14 Duramax four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine in 2.5- and 2.8-liter variants last year.
The new Duramax engine was engineered in Europe and the US, with global application as one of its developmental objectives. Applications include powering the Colorado pickup truck and Trailblazer SUV for the Thailand and Southeast Asian markets.
The new Duramax 2.8-liter diesel delivers 11% more power and 6% more torque, while consuming 4.3% less fuel. The new Duramax engine is Euro-4 compliant and can be upgraded to meet Euro-5, -6 and US emission standards.