Heavy-duty 2017 Chevrolet Silverado diesel trucks are getting a new air intake system, fed largely by this big badass hole in the hood. Too bad nobody will tell us if it actually adds any power.
After inexplicably delaying delivery for months, it sounds like GM has finally started sending preordered Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks with the 2.8 Duramax diesel engine to dealerships and customers.
“Diesel Chevy truck” sounds as American as John Wayne watching Jackass on a phone while he’s eating a hot dog and picking a fight at a baseball game. But even though the four-cylinder Duramax rumbling in the new Colorado and GMC Canyon has been around since 2011, it wasn’t actually fit for the U.S.A. until now.
Here in America, “diesel pickup truck” means world-lapping longevity and enough torque to nurple Paul Bunyan. Most everywhere else, diesel trucks are simply designed for economy. The 2016 Chevy Colorado Duramax is a little bit of both, and a whole lot of awesome.
After the US military adopted AM General’s High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), soldiers shorthanded the name to a more melodious “Humvee,” which GM’s marketing department later rehashed that as “Hummer.” So how should we pronounce “JLTV?”
I can't make any more sense of this speculate than Whitesnake lyrics, but it sure looks like these boys were in it to win it at Daisy Duke's Truck Show. I ain't wasting no more time: watch some trucks try to tear each other apart.
The 2015 GMC Sierra Denali 2500 Diesel is a big ol' comfy truck with a long name and grille you could cook a whole hog on. We'll be evaluating it all week, so fire away with what you want to know and what you want to see me try in it. I'll do my best to oblige!
Man, it's been a rough couple of weeks for Chevy trucks. First one gets publicly humiliated by a Dodge truck in a tug-of-war that was probably allowed to go on too long, and now another one gets soundly trumped by some German engineering.
Chevy's been getting its ass kicked by Ford's Super Duty pickups. Now the 2011 Chevy Silverado Heavy Duty finally boxes the frame, adds triple rate springs and offers a stupefying 20,000lb towing capacity thanks to the new Duramax diesel.
Oh diesel, you are such a cruel mistress. The mega torque potential of your compression ignitioned genius is only offset by the additional cost of purchase and the scary rise in fuel prices. Diesel, why must you taunt us with new drag racing figures which both shock and delight? You convince the motor heads at Banks…
It's not often a design comes along and truly thinks outside of the box. What would you say to a GM developed, 4.5L V8 turbo diesel putting down 310 horsepower and 520 lb.ft. of torque in the footprint of a small block 350? What if we told you that same engine has common rail injection, a variable geometry turbo, no…
I never would have imagined that 55% of you prefer a Pierre Cardin '73 AMX to a "real" '70 AMX, but that turned out to be the case in yesterday's Choose Your Eternity Poll. Today we're returning to a theme we visited with Aircraft Engine Edition PCH and Mix-N-Match Madness PCH: Engine swaps! Not only that, we're…
We're still confused. Anyhow, reader Mike L. hipped us to a website called 18 to 1 that specializes in oil-burning hot rods. And they just happen to have a Buick Grand National on the homepage that someone stuffed a Duramax into. The obvious question is
what in the fuck why? At first I thought I found the answer…
A slithery GT coupe powered by GM's 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel? What's next, a Navistar-powered TVR? A Cummins 610 Turbo Morgan? Not so fast — the Trident Iceni is for real. And with 375 hp and 520 lb-ft of torque, it can get up and go from zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and top out at 170 mph. The company's taking…