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2016 Colorado 2.8L Duramax® Turbo-Diesel

The Chevy Colorado was named the Motor Trend Truck of the Year® for 2015. Fast forward a year later, and reminiscent of Groundhog Day, the 2016 Chevy Colorado has once again earned the award, but this year there’s a diesel twist.

The 2016 midsize truck model is available with a 181-horsepower, 2.8-litre inline-four Duramax diesel, making it the only truck in its class (along with the GMC Canyon cousin) to offer such an engine.

Some other reasons cited by reviewers for the back-to-back victories include capability, dynamic performance, and overall driver enjoyment. The truck is engineered to drive small and light, feeling more like a crossover than a truck, and resulting in unusually sharp steering and deft handling.

The Duramax 2.8L Turbo-Diesel engine provides an impressive 181 horsepower. It also offers torque of 369lb/ft, towing capacity of 7,700lbs, and fuel economy of 22 city/31 highway; each rating representing the Best-In-Class.

The cabin of the Duramax is very quiet thanks to added acoustic damping in the dash and engine cover, and a trick piece of engineering that cancels out the engine’s torsional vibrations.

Dubbed “immensely versatile”, the new Duramax delivers best-in-class fuel economy, superb drivability, and superior towing and payload capacity. Definitely worthy of the Motor Trend truck of the Year® title two years running!

Click here to learn more about the 2016 Colorado 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel.

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Diesel Car Sales Up in 2011

The sale of diesel cars in 2011 rose dramatically compared to just a year ago, increasing by nearly 40 percent. The best-selling diesel model in 2011 was the Volkswagen Jetta TDI, with almost 60,000 units sold. Its stable-mate, the Volkswagen Golf TDI, while not selling nearly as well, still managed to rank second in sales with close to 1,000 sold. Third-best selling car was the BMW X5 xDrive35d, selling about 600 units.

Industry experts point to the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan as a major factor, as hybrid vehicle availability was significantly reduced as a result. Despite this advantage, the Toyota Prius still managed sales of almost 75,000 units. Supply issues have likewise affected some electric car sales, notably the Chevrolet Volt and Opel Ampera.

Though they are expected to gain significantly in sales overall, it remains to be seen whether the economy will remain a force in car-buyers’ opting for more affordable gas-powered models, or if recovery from the supply issues that have plagued some green alternatives will boost their sales even further.