2008 Chevy Colorado To Get A V8?

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The folks over at the site all about trucks that pick up are claiming Chevy's finally going a bit more rock-like for the 2008 version of the midsize pickup from the 'merican revolution. They claim the Colorado (as well as its platform cousin Canyon) will be receiving the same small-block 5.3-liter 295 hp engine powering its other-other cousin, the 2008 Hummer H3 Alpha. That's a bit of a bump from the current engine offerings — the Vortec 2.9-liter 185 hp four cylinder and the Vortec 3700 3.7-liter 242 hp five cylinder. Although the folks at the General aren't confirming anything — they are saying "stay tuned." We'd also like to point out they tell us "stay tuned" every time we ask whether we'll see a new El Camino at the next Detroit show. We've been asking that question for the past 2 1/2 years.

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'08 Means a V8 for Chevrolet Colorado [PickupTruck.com]

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Related:
New York Auto Show Preview: The H3 Coulda Had A V8, So Now It Does [internal]

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