General Motors Renews “ZR2” Trademark10
Following yesterday’s news of General Motors renewing the Nomad and El Camino nameplates, presumably for Chevrolet SS wagon and ute variants, respectively, we have also discovered that the company has applied for renewal of the “ZR2” trademark — a title that was given to high-riding, trail-ready Chevrolet Blazer SUV and S-10 pickup truck. Since the discontinuation of both models nearly ten years ago, the ZR2 name has vanished, until it appeared once again on the panels of the beastly Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 concept back in 2009, and pictured above. The Silverado ZR2 packed a mean 550 horsepower and enough ride height to clear a small child (probably).
Alas, three years later, and still no ZR2, while the Ford SVT Raptor continues to not only exceed sales expectations, but set a new standard in OEM off-road performance. But with this August 9, 2012 trademark filing for the use of decals, things may have been set in motion for a ZR2 to once again emerge from Chevrolet’s stables with GM’s next line of all-new pickups launching this coming spring. We could also just as easily see the name appearing on a variant of the U.S.-spec Chevrolet Colorado GM is working on that will launch in the foreseeable future. It just depends on the road, er, muddy trail decided to be taken.
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Bring it on!
As a former S10 Baja owner ( : I would die for a NEW Colorado with a ZR2 option,
and throw in the delicious 2.8 baby Duramax Diesel ! ! !
Oh yeah, just a pipe dream, but could there be a baby Avalanche based on the Colorado / Canyon platform???
THAT would be awesome, and still have the baby Duramax 2.8, as it is a dream anyway…
i agree it’d be more fitting to the colorado
Need something for the ford rapter. too bad gm has to follow and not lead.
I would rather see Chevrolet use “Fox” name plate for its off road Silverado as it did with a concept while back.
this is a slap in the face… i told them to make it half a year ago and they are so late even dodge made their ram-runner uhg…
just like the silverado missed for the truck of the year competition! were always behind Ford, and the others sometimes
Why not ZR4 instead of Z71?
If this vehicle just will be on the performence of Raptor , then your engineers must think to much only by the (proper) shon without having seen the inside the car and the motor
and he have the same performence then the Raptor.
I will be happy when I receive an answer.
AND The price with all option you could ask on my 3 answers thavk you and thiscars ajready built
I’ve been waiting for news of a Chevy Raptor fighter for 3 years! When I sell it, I’ll just transfer the license plate from my 1995 ZR-2 , S-10 that reads ” ZR-2BAJA” to my 2014 Silverado!
what do you mean