Bad news V8 fans. The Chevy Colorado
and GMC Canyon
won't be available with the 5.3-liter V8 that powers the new HUMMER
H3 Alpha. Instead, buyers bent on getting their hands on one of the few remaining small-sized pickups will have to rely on either the Vortec 2.9-liter four or 3.7-liter inline-five for motivation until the 2009 model goes on sale late next year.
The story originated on a thread over at GM Inside News
, and our man Mike Levine followed up with Chevy truck
spokesman, Brian Goebel, who said that delay is due to "a cost and engineering issue that resulted in a decision to postpone the introduction by a few months."