The Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon can no longer be purchased brand new with a manual transmission.
A Chevrolet spokesman confirmed to TFLTruck via e-mail that the “manual is no longer available as of the 2019 model year.”
Since the GM midsize twins re-emerged for the 2015 model year, a six-speed manual transmission has been available for the Colorado and Canyon on the Base and Work Truck models, exclusively paired to the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and two-wheel drive.
Chevy says that the demand for the Colorado manual is just not high enough to justify the cost of producing it any longer, so the company has discontinued the option for the 2019 model year.
The Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier are the last of the midsize pickups to offer a manual transmission, and we appreciate these two especially because the Frontier and Tacoma manual can be had with a V6 and either two- or four-wheel drive.
On the Chevy US configurator website, the six-speed manual is still listed as an option in the text for the Base trim, but when you actually go through the process of building a truck, the six-speed automatic is listed as standard and the manual option is nowhere to be found.
So pour one out for yet another manual transmission that has left the market. The fact that the Colorado’s manual was only available on the basic trucks with a four banger and two-wheel drive certainly didn’t help the case to keep this thing around, but it’s still sad to see another manual option leave the market.