Chevrolet took to the 2016 SEMA Show to publicly unveil the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 military truck, which features fuel cell power and elevated off-road prowess. But, Chevy’s parent company had some news to share, too.
General Motors announced its new off-road proving grounds in Yuma, Arizona. The proving grounds for future off-road performance development is in addition to the original facility, which opened in 2009.
It’s safe to say the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 did some testing here, but in the future, trucks and other vehicles will head to Yuma to be put to the test.
The new courses feature a high-speed desert sand trails, low-speed, loose river rock crossings and steep, technical hill climbs and descents. The perfect scenario to batter and beat up off-road machines, ensuring they’re up to snuff before heading out to customers. The brand says the Yuma Proving Ground’s new off-road course will play a key role in developing future Chevrolet off-road performance technologies and vehicles.
The Yuma Proving Grounds encompass approximately 2,400 acres of land, employing 125 workers.