2016 Chevrolet Colorado Box Delete
Originally introduced on the 2015 model, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado continues to offer a box delete package that allows business owners and fleet managers to have it their way when it comes to customizing the back end of the midsize pickup truck.
“With the segment-leading efficiency and maneuverable size, the Colorado makes a great, flexible choice for urban businesses and fleets to make the most of a midsize truck,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, GM Fleet & Commercial. “It’s ideal for utility companies requiring service bodies, as well as landscapers and other businesses needing the utility of a flatbed.”
Vehicle and package highlights include:
- 2,200-pound payload rating
- 6,001-pound gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR)
- Temporary taillamps installed on the rear of the frame
- Rear bumper deleted
- Full-size spare tire included
- Eight body mount provisions (four per frame rail)
- Standard fuel filler position; an optional BJA-code service body fuel filler will be available and shipped loose in the cab for upfitter installation
- Z82 trailering package
- G80 locking differential
To note, the Colorado Box Delete is the only such option offered in the midsize truck segment in the United States.
Additionally, an option to delete the rear seat for great cargo capacity and versatility is available with the Colorado Work Truck extended cab regardless of whether the box stays or goes.
Assigned GM RPO code ZW9, the box delete package is available on Colorado Work Truck 2WD extended cab models and is offered exclusively with the 305-hp 3.6L V-6 LFX engine and six-speed automatic transmission.
A $300 credit is applied to the Colorado’s suggested retail price when the option is selected.
Note: Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) excludes tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Includes dealer freight charges and option package discounts.
Chevy Colorado Details
Like the full-size Chevrolet Silverado, the Colorado has a fully-boxed perimeter frame that provides the strength to support its capabilities and to provide a confident, smooth and quiet ride.
A coil-over-type front suspension features aluminum knuckles that are low in mass and high in strength, contributing to a more responsive feel and efficiency. Colorado also features the segment’s first application of energy-saving electric power steering.
The Colorado has a short turning circle of 41.3 feet (12.6 meters), enabling easier maneuvering in tight areas such as on city streets.
Four-wheel disc brakes, with four-piston front calipers, are standard and feature Duralife brake rotors – pioneered on the larger Silverado. The DuraLife rotors offer up to double the service life of regular rotors, thus saving money on maintenance.
In the city, the V-6-powered Colorado 2WD (with box) is rated at 18 mpg. On the highway, it’s rated at a segment-best 26 mpg.