This week, we will be live from sunny Los Angeles, California for the 2016 LA Auto Show. Among various vehicle debuts, there’s one that truck enthusiasts have been anticipating: the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. And, guess what? We think it’s finally going to arrive.
Chevrolet has two scheduled debuts for the 2016 LA Auto Show and we’re nearly certain one of them will be the off-road ready Colorado ZR2, during a reveal event that’s dedicated to a truck. Let’s look at a basic timeline.
Chevrolet revealed the Colorado ZR2 concept two years ago at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, which looked pretty close to a production-ready truck. Following the reveal, numerous General Motors executives expressed their support for the project, with one even telling us insiders were “coo-coo for Cocopuffs” over the Colorado ZR2 reaching production.
Moving right along, the past year has been utterly littered with sightings of alleged Colorado ZR2 test mules. We know its an off-road variant because we’ve seen the upgraded shocks and suspension up close and the ride height and choice of tire is a dead giveaway to what is going on here.
With insider support and spy photos of off-road-ready test mules, it’s safe to say the Chevy Colorado ZR2 will arrive in a couple days’ time in production form, as Los Angeles is one of the hottest mid-size truck markets in the country. However, there are some unknowns. What choice of powertrains will be available? Just how much engineering has gone into its off-road prowess? And, maybe most importantly, how much will it cost?
Those are questions we don’t have answers to just yet. But, we will bring answers as soon as we see what Chevrolet has concocted.