The Chevrolet Colorado is expected to see its next redesign for the 2023 model year. If early rumors prove to be accurate, Chevy's midsized pickup could offer a fresh alternative to a strong group of competing trucks featuring newer technology as well as better performance.
According to spy shots from Motor Authority, the next-gen Colorado may retain the same overall profile as the current model but with sharper features. Although early 2023 Colorado photos are camouflaged, the truck seems to have slimmer headlights akin to the Silverado.
So what should buyers expect in terms of 2023 Colorado horsepower and performance? That remains unclear, though photos published by Motor1 may signal an updated ZR2 with a more rugged stance and burly front skid plate. Sadly, full details have not been revealed.
The current Chevy Colorado generation offers three engine choices: a 2.5L 4-cylinder, a higher-performance 3.6L V6, and a 2.8L 4-cylinder diesel. While we don't expect any major changes at this time, it's worth noting that the Ford Ranger will eventually add a new Raptor variant.
Whether or not Chevy will have an answer to the Ranger Raptor remains unclear. Although the 2023 Colorado's release date hasn't been announced, we estimate an on-sale date early this fall based on past release dates. A 2023 GMC Canyon redesign is also said to be in the cards.
In terms of competition, pickups like the recently redesigned Nissan Frontier can be compelling, while a new subsegment of compact trucks is exciting as well. This includes models like the popular Ford Maverick (also available as a hybrid) and Hyundai's first truck, the Santa Cruz.
Stay tuned for updates as they become available.
Pictured: 2022 Chevrolet Colorado