Momentum Builds for More Diesels – PickupTrucks.com News
Overheard a couple of my co-workers discussing this very subject, which – of course – caused me to Google “small diesel pickup trucks.” GM is saying they will put a 2.0L turbo diesel in the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon light pickups for the 2015 model year. (Time for me to start putting my pennies away!)
I like the Colorado & Canyon. They’re a more practical size for my suburban lifestyle, and they come with a decent crew cab so I can haul all the boys — legally! No more tying one down in the box! (Joking! JOKING!)
Since the EPA has made it cost-prohibitive for Toyota, Nissan & Isuzu to import their diesel pickups, I’ve been considering a drive to Texas to purchase a Mahindra — but the dealer service trips would be, likewise, cost-prohibitive. <*Sigh!*>
Been reading on-line about installing John Deere tractor engines in Ford & Chevy full-size pickups, but I don’t have a work space, so I guess I’ll just have to wait on Detroit, err, Kansas City? Louisville? Where do we build trucks in the U.S. of A. these days???
Life used to be so much simpler . . .