The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 has been one of the brand’s worst-kept secrets for some time. We saw the concept almost two years ago at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Since its debut, it has made a splash with positive feedback. And a production variant seems very, very close.
Spy shots continue to roll in of the Colorado ZR2, but this time, we know its running regular gasoline. Autoblog has the photos of a Colorado ZR2 prototype filling up with American’s favored gasoline, not diesel. The show car we saw nearly two years ago featured the 2.8-liter Duramax four-cylinder turbo diesel.
However, we wouldn’t rule out a diesel option. If anything, as the report also iterates, a gasoline option will help keep costs down for consumers substantially. Remember, the 2.8L turbo-diesel is a $4,000 option in the regular 2016 Chevrolet Colorado.
In terms of timing, we don’t know when the ZR2 will be ready for a public debut, but the 2016 LA Auto Show could be a safe bet.