While not new, the current-generation Chevrolet Colorado offers a practical rear seat delete on certain models that increases the storage space in the cabin, giving users more room for tools, luggage, camping gear, or whatever else they might want to keep stowed safely in the cab. The available feature hasn’t garnered much attention from the press, perhaps partly because it’s not likely to make it into many press vehicles, but it’s worth knowing about.
The benefits of the Chevrolet Colorado rear seat delete are pretty self-explanatory; without the rear seats installed in the cabin, any space they might have taken up can instead be used to accommodate more of the user’s things. That might be of particular interest to those who use their trucks in the course of performing vocational duties, as it could allow them to keep their valuable tools inside, safe from the elements and less susceptible to thievery.
It also has benefits for General Motors, which stands to save a fair amount of cash by not having to produce as many rear seat units. Over so many thousands of examples of the truck, those savings really start to add up.
The Chevrolet Colorado rear seat delete is a factory option with RPO code “ATZ”, but it’s not available on every Colorado model and body configuration. The table below breaks it down nicely.
- S – Standard
- A – Available
- N/A – Not Available
- 1 – Extended Cab models only; Requires full-length Black vinyl floor covering; Not available with 2.8L Duramax LWN Turbo-Diesel engine
A majority of regular buyers will probably never be confronted with the choice of whether or not to opt for the Colorado rear seat delete, as they’re typically looking at the LT-and-above portion of the product range. For the rest, it might just be a tremendous asset.
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