2014 seems like eons ago, but that’s when General Motors and Chevrolet teased truck lovers everywhere with the Colorado ZR2 concept. The off-road beast tickled our fancy, and we’d heard from multiple sources how Chevrolet was keen on a production variant for the midsize pickup.
After a few months of stillness, a production Colorado ZR2 has surfaced once again. PickupTrucks.com has supplied images of the upcoming Colorado ZR2 in extended cab configuration, and this mule seems to be holding true to what we loved about the concept.
The front bumper’s ground clearance? High. Removable bumper pieces? They look to be intact. Two-inch lift from a regular, road-going Colorado? Looks to be around two-inches, just like the concept.
We’re hoping the King shocks from the concept also make it to production, but no confirmation on that just yet. Ditto on what will be powering the ZR2, either. Though, we’re sure Chevrolet is keen to offer the gutsy 2.8-liter turbocharged Duramax four-cylinder.
If history repeats itself, and this prototype is as far along as it looks, the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show may be a fitting place to debut such a truck. 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 — we’re ready for you!