Meet Chevy’s Award-Winning Diesel Pickup Trucks

Chevy truck lineup | Asheville, NC
Chevy truck lineup | Asheville, NC

If you’re preparing to buy a diesel truck, you might want to seriously consider a Chevy model. Earlier this year, U.S. News & World Report put out its list of “The 11 Best Diesel Pickup Trucks of 2021.” Chevrolet took over three of the 11 spots on the list, earning recognition for its high torque and impressive towing capacities. That means that all three Chevy truck models are considered among the best diesel pickups on the market. We’ve rounded up just some highlights for each model, to help you know which one would suit your needs best.

2021 Colorado

With an available Duramax® 2.8-liter Turbo-Diesel engine, the 2021 Colorado midsize truck offers near full-size power. Its diesel powertrain kicks out 181 horsepower, 369 lb-ft of torque, and can tow up to 7,700 pounds.

2021 Silverado 1500

The iconic Silverado 1500 has an available 277-horsepower, Duramax® 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel engine that delivers 460 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with this engine, the 2021 Silverado 1500 can tow up to 9,500 pounds, 1,900 pounds more than its previous model year.

2021 Silverado HD

When the impressive Duramax® 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V8 engine is under its hood, the 2021 Silverado HD delivers the best-in-class towing capacity of 36,000 pounds. This diesel option pairs with the powerful Allison 10-speed automatic transmission, and boasts a whopping 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque.

Stop by Asheville Chevrolet in person to test-drive one or more of these award-winning trucks.

Chevy Updates the Trim Levels of the 2021 Colorado

Chevy Updates the Trim Levels of the 2021 Colorado | Asheville, NC
Chevy Updates the Trim Levels of the 2021 Colorado | Asheville, NC

There are some exciting changes coming to the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado, including new exterior color options and new badging. However, one of the most substantial updates is to the trim levels of the 2021 Colorado.

The 2021 Colorado will no longer offer its base trim. As such, the truck’s first trim level will now be the Work Truck. For the 2020 model year, these two trims have many similarities, though the Work Truck does have some additional features, like carpeted floormats and dual rear seats with under-seat storage.

The main reason behind cutting the base trim is that many drivers preferred the Work Truck trim because of its wider range of standard and available amenities. Accordingly, Chevrolet spokesperson Chris Bonelli said, “We believe Colorado will remain very competitively priced in the mid-size truck segment and will see continued strong sales fueled by its fresh new look. ” 

Each 2021 Colorado model has an impressive new design with an upgraded tailgate and grille along with unique badging. The truck rides on 17-inch wheels and gives you more color options with Dune Metallic, Cherry Bomb Tintcoat and Pow Zinga Metallic.

We at Asheville Chevrolet look forward to adding the upcoming 2021 Chevrolet Colorado to our inventory. Check out the current models we have in stock in Asheville, North Carolina, by viewing our online selection.