The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 has been at dealerships for months now, but Chevy is curiously testing a different variant of the off-road, mid-size pickup. It’s a cutaway truck with additional off-road cues for even greater performance.
This isn’t the first time we’ve actually seen this utility variant of the ZR2. During the 2017 Colorado ZR2’s media launch, the brand used this truck as a support vehicle on the trails we drove. However, this truck isn’t identical because it actually boasts a giant snorkel up front. Why? That’s unclear, but it’s intriguing, that’s for sure.
The support truck we saw in the past wore 33-inch tires compared to the regular ZR2’s 31-inch rubber and the cutaway truck sat one-inch higher than a stock Colorado ZR2. Chevy isn’t hiding this truck either. In fact, they’ve updated the rear tailgate with a big ZR2 logo, LED lights and revised the rear bumper itself.
Maybe Chevrolet wants utility companies to get in on the off-road prowess the ZR2 brings. We don’t know, but we’ll continue watching for more developments.
Spy shots: Trucks.com (Note: photos shown are from the production ZR2’s media launch.)