If the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon piqued your interest, you'll be glad to know the models will be more powerful than originally expected.

If the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon piqued your interest, you'll be glad to know the models will be more powerful than originally expected.

According to General Motors, the entry-level 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine will produce 200 bhp (149 kW) and 191 lb-ft (258 Nm) of torque. The 3.6-liter V6, on the other hand, will develop 305 bhp (227 kW) and 269 lb-ft (364 Nm) of torque.

Both engines will be connected to a six-speed automatic transmission that has been "specifically" designed for trucks and offers auto grade braking and a tow/haul mode. A six-speed manual will also be available but only on select extended cab models with rear-wheel drive.

GM is keeping coy on fuel economy numbers but the company said "class-leading horsepower also comes with efficiency, courtesy of dual-overhead camshafts with variable valve timing, direct injection, and jet-spray piston cooling, while aluminum blocks and forged-steel crankshafts ensure a long-life cycle."

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon will go on sale this fall and pricing will be announced closer to launch.