The publication caught a camouflaged Chevrolet Colorado wearing aggressive off-road tires and sporting a much higher ride height than a regular Colorado. Up front, where the camo is present, the truck seems to be hiding similar ZR2 appointments as we’ve seen in the past.
But, it’s at the rear where things get interesting. The exhaust pipe poking out of the side is decidedly a part of the Chevrolet Colorado’s 2.8-liter LWN turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine. It could very well mean a diesel-powered Colorado ZR2 will join the 3.6-liter LGX V6 powered pickup later on in its product cycle.
Previously, there has been no word or even a sighting suggesting a diesel engine will be offered with the off-road Colorado variant, but for those looking for a little extra oomph, the diesel engine is a logical step with its 369 lb-ft of torque at a low RPM.
If a diesel-powered Colorado ZR2 comes to fruition, do expect quite the price premium over the gasoline-powered truck. A top of the line V6-powered Colorado Z71 rings in at $36,000, while the 2.8L turbo-diesel engine adds $4,000 to the price tag.