The addition of
5.3L V8 to the
HUMMER H3 Alpha
for 2008 has resulted in some trickle-down goodness for the SUV's pickup truck platform-mate, the
is reporting that the smaller
will indeed receive the same infusion of V8 power in 2008. We've driven both the Silverado and the
Sierra with that engine, and we liked it a lot in the big trucks. Imagining it in the Colorado has grins spreading across our faces, as it will certainly add a good amount of pop, and with the 5.3's cylinder deactivation system, it should also be respectable at the pump, considering it'll have a lot less truck to move around than with the GMT900.
The addition of the 295-horse V8 will catapult the Colorado to the top of the heap in the midsize pickup segment in terms of power, edging the new
(290 hp), and putting it well beyond the
respectively on the sales charts). GM's been teasing everyone with V8-powered small concept pickups for a while now, and though it won't officially confirm or deny the report (a spokesman only says, "stay tuned"), it sure looks like the General's finally decided to give us the real thing. Good.