Late last year, Chevrolet Colorado Marketing Manager Tony Johnson confirmed to us the Colorado would spawn special-edition models with different appearance packages and accessories. Tooday, Chevrolet introduced one of the first of these limited-run models, the 2015 Colorado GearOn Edition, designed for the active lifestyle customer the mid-size pickup has been consistently marketed towards since its introduction.
Set to debut this Thursday at the Chicago Auto Show, the Colorado GearOn edition incorporates Chevrolet’s unique GearOn bars package, an easily configurable set up which allows you to mount bikes, kayaks, skis, stand-up paddle boards and even a tent to the truck’s bed. The rails allow for gear to be mounted up high, leaving the truck’s bed for coolers, bags or whatever else you might need to transport. The GearOn edition also includes the GearOn bed divider package and tie-down rings, with other GearOn accessories available for purchase at the time of delivery.
The special-edition GearOn Colorado also includes a body-color grille, EZ Lift and Lower tailgate, off-road side-assist steps, front and rear black Chevy emblems, remote start and exclusive 18-inch gloss black wheels. Not coincidentally, these are the types of changes Johnson mentioned would be added to special-edition Colorados last year, and we’re hoping to see similiar models introduced in the future.
The Colorado GearOn Special Edition will go on sale in the spring with prices starting at $31,250. The package will be offered on extended or crewcab configurations LT-trim models with available 4WD. More details should be available following its unveiling in Chicago later this week.