Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon Diesel Might Get Delayed Due to New Testing

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Armaan Almeida was an Automotive Editor who produced buying guides and sneak previews, in addition to publishing daily news stories and tracking monthly deals, incentives and pricing trends from Toyota, Nissan and Lexus.

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, Automotive Editor - September 29, 2015

News marks the latest fallout from the VW emissions scandal.

Two of the most popular trucks on the market are poised to be released with highly-anticipated diesel engine options later this year. But with Volkswagen's well-documented (and still-developing) emissions scandal in the limelight, automakers like GM will be forced to be the first to have their diesel-powered models tested under more stringent procedures.

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Both the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and 2016 GMC Canyon are already on sale, but the diesel-powered versions which were initially scheduled to be released later in the year might end up getting delayed. GM's Duramax 2.8L 4-cylinder powers both models.

In an article published by Automotive News, Scott Yackley, Assistant Chief Engineer at Chevrolet Trucks said that the engineering team at GM have conducted extensive lab and road tests and are confident that both trucks will pass testing.

It's important to note that this does not allege that the GM trucks won't pass the new tests. It just means that the EPA will need more time to administer them.

, Automotive Editor

Armaan Almeida was an Automotive Editor who produced buying guides and sneak previews, in addition to publishing daily news stories and tracking monthly deals, incentives and pricing trends from Toyota, Nissan and Lexus.

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