We knew there would be more variants of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado on its way. Fresh from its newest special edition debut in Chicago, in form of the Colorado GearOn, Chevrolet has unveiled the Colorado’s new box delete option.
Looking like a pint-sized semi-truck, the Colorado with the box delete option is available on Colorado Work Truck 2WD extended cab models and is offered exclusively with the 305 hp 3.6-liter V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission. If you happen to check this option box, order code ZW9, you’ll be glad to hear a $300 credit is also applied to the MSRP of the truck.
General Motors hopes to further cater to fleet and business owners with the addition of the box delete option, which will become available in mid-April. Adding to the extreme versatility are the following package highlights:
- 2,200-pound payload rating
- 6,001-pound gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR)
- Temporary taillamps installed on the rear of the frame
- Rear bumper deleted
- Full-size spare tire included
- Eight body mount provisions (four per frame rail)
- Standard fuel filler position. Optional BJA-code service body fuel filler will be available and shipped loose in the cab for upfitter installation
- Z82 trailering package
- G80 locking differential.
The box delete seemed only natural in the spirit of what the Colorado stands for, further noted by Ed Peper, U.S. Vice President of GM Fleet & Commercial.
“With the segment-leading efficiency and maneuverable size, the Colorado makes a great, flexible choice for urban businesses and fleets to make the most of a midsize truck,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, GM Fleet & Commercial. “It’s ideal for utility companies requiring service bodies, as well as landscapers and other businesses needing the utility of a flatbed.”
The truck is on display now at the National Truck Equipment Association show in Indianapolis, and will make a pit stop at the Cleveland Auto Show to show off the truck’s extreme side of versatility.