General Motors is presenting consumers with a darkened trim package that will be sold as the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Midnight. This vehicle will join the lineup that currently includes the Cadillac ATS and CTS as well as the Chevy Impala. Thematically the new blacked out Colorado will be similar to the GMC Canyon Nightfall, the GMC Sierra Elevation and the Chevy Silverado Black Out. This is certain to be an exciting vehicle for consumers, especially since it is the first new mid-sized pickup from Chevy in quite some time.
2016 Chevrolet Colorado Midnight – Engine Specs
Under the hood of the vehicle, fans of the sinister aesthetic of the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Midnight will be able to choose from its trio of available engines. This includes the all-new Duramx 2.8 liter turbo diesel power variant as well as the option of four wheel drive. The specific fuel economy rating for the vehicle have not been officially released at this time. What is known is that the Colorado Midnight’s diesel power unit is that its closest competition will be that of the 2016 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. The EcoDiesel is said to deliver consumers with a fuel economy rating of 29 miles per gallon on the highway. Given the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Midnight will have a lighter frame as well as a driving demeanor that will be far more dynamic, its fuel efficiency numbers should easily bypass its competition. This will be one of the best models.
Consumers will also be able to choose from gasoline power units that include a four cylinder 2.5 liter unit that is capable of a maximum output of 200 horsepower and 191 pounds per feet of torque. There is also an available 3.6 liter V-6 engine that is able to deliver 305 horsepower and 269 pounds per feet of torque. The power units will find themselves smartly paired with an automatic six speed gearbox.
2016 Chevrolet Colorado Midnight – Exterior and Interior
As with all of the Midnight Editions, the new Colorado variant will present with all things nighttime air raid ready. This translates into the following being completely painted black on the vehicle: a variety of trim bits, 18 inch alloy wheels, the iconic Chevy bowtie, the tonneau, the spray in bed liner and the grille. Consumers will need to keep in mid the fact that the Midnight will cause them to bypass the base model variant since it is only available at the mid-level LT variant.
2016 Chevrolet Colorado Midnight – Release Date and Price
According to a number of reports from unofficial automotive websites, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Midnight will arrive within dealership showrooms by the close of this year. Consumers should be on the lookout for the Duramax 2.8 liter turbo engine variant to be available for purchase by the fall of next year (hopefully). Given that the American automotive giant is making the diesel option available for the 2016 Midnight, more than likely it will arrive earlier in the year 2016. As far as the base pricing of the vehicle, is estimated to be within the comfortable neighborhood of $25,000.