The diesel revolution should take place, but the price of diesel makes it comparable to high test gasoline plus 5%. Fuel economy of 6 cylinder gas engine is good. Also the type of diesel is a high revolution diesel that may not have the comparable longetivity of the typical industrial diesel we maybe subconsioucly comparing the high rev 4 cylinders that may have to be used. So while a cool factor just unsure it would work if the price differential is too high compared to gas.
Chevrolet Colorado Midsize Diesel Truck Ready for Launch...Overseas
Fuel economy is a hot-button topic as gas prices continue to climb toward $4 a gallon but drivers can still...
Absolutely! Have been following the Nissan and Dodge project for years...and how about following the railroad's long history of success with a "diesel-electric"? I need the torque of a diesel with the fuel economy, but would like something that would fit into my garage (my 2011 Dodge single cab barely fits). Something dual-cab the size of a Tacoma or Frontier would be great with a 4-banger diesel putting out around 250 h.p. and 400 fp of torque.
Yes I would buy a D.I.E.S.E.L. midsized pu like the colorado, like right now. I refuse to buy a full sized pu to get a diesel. if GM or ford does not bring their midsized truck to the usa I will buy a toyota even though it is a gasoline model. I only want a midsized truck. and I prefer a DIESEL!..
If I could import a HiLux diesel I would do so immediately. I've been waiting for a mid-size diesel pickup for years. I'll sell my Ranger and buy one as soon as GMC, Toyota or Ford offer the diesel option. Incidentally, I have wondered for years why the big mfg's haven't filled this market segment... Pressure from 'Big Oil', some arcane politics, abject stupidity, high cost of obtaining gov't approval or what??? A mystery to me but then I ain't too bright...
We "need" a small diesel engine to offset the price of gas. Other countries have proven the popularity of smaller diesel engines in a pickup and I am sure these would sell in the US as well. I would definitely buy one should it be introduced.
I guess we can all see were Government Motors' priority lays. GM did put out a disel verision in the early 1980's S10/15 but sales at that time were hampered by low gas prices. Now I think it would do well here.
I too would love a diesel powered manual transmission Colorado especially if the new Colorado does well in the crash tests.
I used to have one, but will not buy another new over-powered, poor gas milage big V-8 GM truck that won't fit in my garage and costs too much money to commute in. I would definately like to buy a smaller reasonably priced diesel truck.
I'll buy one, have an old 1500 I'm keeping until something better comes out, and I'm not see that happen this year.
I would trade in my 2500 chevy for a diesel Colorado if one comes available. My last truck was a Dodge diesel and I loved the fuel economy but not the less than average dependability. A combination of the GM toughness plus great gas milage would be a winner in my opinion.
I will sell my Toyota in a heart beat if the new Colorado was available in a diesel. The first company to the finish will dominate the mid sized truck market.
There isn't a day I wish my 2010 Colorado 5 speed 4x4 had a diesel. Would trade up immediately. Can we get a petition going ?!
I had a Toyota diesel 25 years ago and have sorry I didn't keep it. If you bring this truck to the US I'll buy one. With the clean diesel now there is no reason not to. If you can get past all the government red tape.
most of us do not need full sized truck, and even the mid-sized are now as big as the full sized used to be. Price at the pump drives the market, but will manufacturers follow with more reasonably sized trucks? this one might fit the bill - but will the US Government regulate emissions so tightly to preclude such an adventure by GM? probably, but NOT in the rest of the world - why so tough here? Good luck GM!
i have been kicking myself for not buying a diesel mid size truck back in the 80's .Who ever brings a diesel mid sized truck to the US first will sell my one.I like my gmc sonoma but would the mileage and durability of a diesel.A mid sized pickup with a diesel and a 6 speed manual transmission is what i'm looking for.
You bet! Just what I have been waiting for. I like the fuel economy of diesel but I do not need a large 3/4 ton. I will be waiting on the new colorado.
You bet that would sell like hot cakes.I would love to have one.I always was thinking about putting a cummings 4bt in one.COOOOL
I've been waiting for a mid size diesel pickup for years. It gets annoying watching the UK version of top gear where they drive their Toyota diesel trucks to the north pole. The american car makers have glass stomachs. What's that you ask, it means their heads are so far up their a--, they need a glass stomach to see where they are going.
Do I want a diesel powered manual transmission extended cab Colorado?? Abso-freaking-lutely. Small trucks are all about utility and efficiency. Diesel engines are all about utility and efficiency. Am I missing something here? Or is the new GM??