After posting about 10 things we like about the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept, we felt it only right to voice our opinions on what the concept is missing from making it a truly complete package. Luckily, the ZR2 is merely a concept for now, and there’s time to get the suggestions in before an ultimate decision is made.
The Finished Aluminum Wheels
Those multi-spoke rims on the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept look fantastic on the showroom floor, but we can’t help to think what would happen to them in the woods, and what it would cost to repair them. Perhaps an offset wheel style might prolong the finish, keeping most of the wheel surfacing away from contact.
Lack Of Rear-Mounted Winch
Sometimes drivers get their vehicles stuck in ways that they need to be pulled from the rear. We may have missed it, but we didn’t notice any rear-mounted winch to compliment the one integrated into the front fascia. If not, there should be.
Interior Could Be More Weatherproof
Those all-weather floormats are good, but that leather probably won’t last very long if a production Colorado ZR2 is used as intended. Chevrolet should explore waterproof and stain-resistant seat surfaces for a vehicle like this. Throw in drain plugs while you’re at it.
Perhaps Not Enough Lights?
Maybe we’re just used to it, but a set of Hellas on a roof rack or amber marker lights would add a nice finishing detail. Perhaps Chevrolet Accessories can handle this.
There Should Be A Brushguard
From an aesthetics point of view, the thinned-out front fascia of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept looks pretty naked, and seems ready for a brushguard. From a practicality standpoint, the brushguard could shield the ZR2’s face from any unnecessary scrapes from an oak tree. This also could be addressed in the accessories department if need be.
Something that all off-roaders can appreciate is the ability to see what’s in front of them, even if its beyond their line of sight. The Ford F-150 Raptor utilizes cameras to help a driver better figure out how to clear rocks, logs and more. If Chevrolet is gonna go and build the ZR2, they need to take a page from Ford’s book. And from there, they could add to it thanks to the new Performance Data Recording system, which would allow owners to save their trail runs and share them on social media. Hypothetically.
General Lack Of Driving Configurations
The driver can lock the differentials while on the trails with the push of a button, and monitor approach and departure angles via an IP display screen, but where is the ride height adjustment? Or how can they switch between Sand and Mud modes? Oh that’s right, they can’t, because it doesn’t exist in the 2015 Colorado ZR2 Concept. The Jeep guys might be chuckling a bit, Chevy. Take note that this hardware is needed to be taken seriously when/if the Colorado ZR2 gets the green light.