To the dismay of many GM, Chevy, and GMC enthusiasts, there currently exists only one choice when it comes to truly capable offroad-oriented pickup trucks from the factory: the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. As The Blue Oval’s mean-looking dune jumper has won the hearts and minds of fans, as well as those who are not even remotely interested in cars, The General is sitting on the sidelines without an offering of its own. Sure, there’s been talk that a Silverado ZR2 will take the fight to the Raptor, but for now, those rumors have yet to materialize.
However, a few months ago, we were first to report that GM was working on an off-road variant of the new Chevy Colorado. Though we don’t have many concrete details on the vehicle just yet, a tuned variant of the new midsize pickup truck would make one highly-potent offroader. That is the inspiration behind this rendering of the Colorado ZR2.
From the outside, you’ll immediately notice the higher ground clearance, new front fascia with toe hooks, and large tires, all of which make the Colorado ZR2 a more capable machine. And though you can’t see them in the rendering, such a vehicle should also have a very competent suspension setup that not only carries the vehicle higher off the ground, but is also capable, whether on or off the road.
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