The Colorado has shared great success in Chevrolet’s return to the mid-size pickup world. The fastest-selling truck in the market in its first year, the Colorado has won several awards, including Motor Trend’s 2015 Truck of the Year. For 2016, Chevrolet plans to build on that success with its recent anouncement of the Duramax diesel powertrain. The 2.8-liter turbo diesel engine produces 369 lb-ft of torque and promises a 7,700-pound maximum trailering capacity on two wheel drive models. Fuel economy is expected to surpass its segment-leading gas counterparts and will be the cleanest diesel model General Motors has ever produced.

The Colorado diesel will go on sale this fall and is offered in two or four wheel drive LT and Z71 Crew Cab models. The $3,730 premium over the V6 model includes a smart diesel exhaust braking system, trailer brake controller, 3.42 rear axle ratio and a six-speed automatic transmission with a Centrifugal Pendulum Vibration Absorber (CVPA), which reduces powertrain noise and vibration.