stasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3273 posts, RR: 6 Posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3602 times:
GM's next-generation midsize trucks are currently slated to launch sometime in the first half of 2014, likely as 2015 models. Although not confirmed by General Motors, it is expected that the next-generation midsize trucks will continue on the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon names. The next-gen North American model Colorado will be built at a remodeled/renovated plant in Missouri.
The new trucks will be based off of the same architecture as the recently revealed Chevrolet Colorado for Asian markets and the Holden Colorado in Australia. Hopefully, the 2.5 Liter diesel motor offered in the Asian model will be offered (finally!!) in the North American version, The current (slow selling and overpriced) North American only Canyon and Colorado are due to be discontinued next year,
WildcatYXU From Canada, joined May 2006, 2501 posts, RR: 5 Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3473 times:
Quoting A346Dude (Reply 1): Quoting stasisLAX (Thread starter):
Hopefully, the 2.5 Liter diesel motor offered in the Asian model will be offered (finally!!) in the North American version
If it is, there is a good chance I will trade in my Tacoma for one.
And if it would be available with a MT, I'd buy one too. However, I'm afraid it won't happen. With this "bigger is better" attitude truck owners around here have, nobody dares to bring in a small diesel in this segment. Not to mention the problems with the emission laws. Otherwise Toyota and Nissan would sell their diesel trucks here long time ago. They do it in Europe, Toyota offers the Tacoma with a diesel engine (it's called Hilux there) and Nissan offers the Frontier with 2 kinds of diesel engine (Navara). But here, no. Heck, you can't even buy a crew cab with a fourbanger. For my purposes it would be more than enough.
WildcatYXU From Canada, joined May 2006, 2501 posts, RR: 5 Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3389 times:
Quoting A346Dude (Reply 10): You can buy a crew cab Tacoma with the 2.7L 4 banger in the US. It is new for this year (previously you could only get it in regular and extended cabs), but AFAIK is not available in Canada.
Wouldn't help me anyway, since it's only available with an automatic transmission, which I don't want. Not to mention that 4x4 drivetrain isn't available with this engine either, but that's not a biggie.
The prices, however, are incredible compared to Canada.