reported back in June that sources at General Motors were telling
us an eight cylinder engine option was coming for the Chevrolet Colorado
and GMC Canyon - the same small block 5.3-liter 295-horsepower / 317
lb-ft V8 that's powering the 2008
Hummer H3 Alpha.
it's official - though probably not in quite the way GM hoped to make
this long-anticipated announcement.
over to GMC's website to check
out the specs for the 2008 GMC Canyon.
Under 'Engines' you'll see the currently available 2.9-liter I4, 3.7-liter
I5, and an, "Available
V8 engine (available early 2008)."
this public display of powertrain intent, a GMC spokesperson told
PickupTruck.com, "Yes. A V8 for the Canyon is coming in early
would not confirm the displacement or exact timing of the engine but
sources tell us to expect this as an option by February 2008 for both
two wheel and four wheel drive pickups.
and Colorado twins now join the Dodge Dakota, Ford Explorer Sport Trac,
and Mitsubishi Raider as the only midsize pickups to offer V8 engines.