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No matter what I want this car to sell well, why you ask? So GM will stick small diesels in every **** thing they make.

1/2 ton 4x4 with a 5.3L V8 has got a real world 16mpg hwy for 14 years. For almost as long the 3/4HD 4x4 with the 6.6L V8 duramax diesel can easily get 23mpg hwy. GM had plans before 2008 for a 4.5L V8 duramax 1/2 ton truck engine that would get better than 25mpg hwy, that plan was canned with the new GM. Now with dodge offering a V6 diesel 1/2ton I think GM needs to have something to offer in there best selling trucks(1/2 ton) too.

Sure the new 2014 silverado 4.3L ecotec3 V6 with 285hp and 305lb-ft of torque probably already gets 25mpg highway.... to bad GM has not released the V6 MPG rating yet. Considering the new 5.3L v8 gets 23mpg hwy(22mpg with 4x4), I think 25mpg 4.3 V6 is realistic.
 

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I too am interested in the V6 Silverado.
Its too bad most of America will still buy the 5.3L V8 they don't need 99% of the time with their one passenger and maybe a bag of grocery's.

The 285 horsepower rating of the new 4.3L V6 is the same as a 2000 5.3L V8. Thats a 95HP increase over the previous 4.3L(195HP/260lb-ft). Torque was also increased by 45lb-ft to 305lb-ft. This engine will be able to tow 7,200 pounds. I am dying to know the MPG numbers. 2014 Silverado, Sierra 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 Offers Best-In-Class Ratings | GM Authority


Sorry, back on topic......
 

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The 2015 Chevy Colorado is scheduled to have a 2.8L turbo diesel engine option.

If it does, I will most certainly purchase one.

The Colorado getting that engine is dependent on strong Cruze D sales however.
I have heard the same thing, with a 25MPG 1/2 ton dodge v6 diesel they need to do something!
 
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