Spied: New 2023 Chevy Colorado Prototype Is Caught Towing a Trailer – Jeep and Ford Are Coming Along as Well

How heavy will it tow?

2023 chevy colorado zr2 towing trailer spied
images: Kyle Moore

The all-new 2023 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon debut is getting closer, and now we see what appears to be a next-generation Colorado prototype pickup truck towing a sizeable trailer near Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. It appears that a Jeep Gladiator and a Ford Bronco are among the test vehicles being driven together with the prototype trucks.

Big thanks to Kyle Moore for sending us these images.

The current Chevy Colorado is rated to tow up to 7,700 lbs with a Duramax turbo-diesel engine. Will the next generation of the Colorado midsize truck lineup have a similar rating? We will have to wait and see. The current turbocharged 2022 Ford Ranger is rated to tow up to 7,500 lbs, so the next Colorado and Canyon pickups need to be in this same neighborhood to compete.

We anticipate that the next generation of the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks will use a 2.7-liter gas turbocharged I4 engine that is also available in the Chevy Silverado 1500 and Sierra 1500 trucks.

Here is a gallery of the prototypes. Some of these prototypes may actually be the Colorado ZR2 off-road trucks.

Here is an official first look at the next 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X pickup truck.