New Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Arriving In 2023 On Updated Platform

However, The 32XX Platform Has Either Been Delayed Or Canceled

Chevrolet Colorado 31xx
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Multiple anonymous sources have told MC&T that GM’s next-generation midsize truck program that envelopes the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups has seen a bit of turbulence, but ultimately will see the light of day.

Intel is scarce, but what we have come to understand is that GM’s future midsize truck program was being developed primarily in Brazil. However, recent volatility in South American markets has left the program to be a shell of its original mission. No longer is there a 32xx truck program, as previously reported by multiple outlets.

The Range-Topping Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison.

Here’s what we know. We’re expecting a new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon to launch sometime during or after 2023, utilizing a platform called 31xx-2. The program is also expected to cover the global Colorado pickup, which is sold in Thailand, Australia, and other markets. Currently, the global midsize trucks and the the US/Canadian market midsize trucks are related, but ultimately different. This is expected to change with 31xx-2.

Being that the current-generation trucks are under the 31xx program, it would be safe to assume that the next round of midsize trucks would be evolutionary, rather than revolutionary. Which, to us, is just fine. The formula worked out well for the Corvette (C5-C7), and Dodge has seen success with the Charger and Challenger by slowly evolving the vehicles each year. Current safety regulations are also in sync with what these platforms can support, as well.

The 2020 Holden Colorado, sold exclusively in Australia and New Zealand. It’s on a related, but different platform than the Chevrolet and GMC midsize trucks sold in North America.

We’re fans of the current-generation of mid-size GM trucks, especially the rugged Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. Going forward, we’d love to see more variants of the truck, or perhaps even a body-on-frame SUV to do battle with the highly anticipated Ford Bronco and stalwart Jeep Wrangler. Who knows, maybe even a Hummer, as well.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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