We’re approaching two years since Chevrolet wowed us with the Colorado ZR2 concept, previewing a rugged, off-road Colorado. Since then, we have gotten the Colorado Z71 Trail Boss. Even so, the Colorado ZR2 is the real deal.
When we think back to it, the ZR2 concept showcased everything needed to take the midsize truck off the beaten path, including higher ground clearance, reworked front bumper and shocks built to handle the off-road abuse. We’d say two years is long enough, because these spy shots over at Autoblog of the Colorado ZR2 have the truck looking nearly ready for production.
Minimal camouflage hides the front fascia, which has kept the off-road-inspired front bumper and ground clearance a priority. It also looks like a skidplate and tow hooks are present to keep the ZR2 out of harm’s way.
General Motors has stated it would rather chase a midsize off-roader than an F-150 Raptor fighter, and we’re okay with that, as long as the production version of the Colorado ZR2 delivers. And in that regard, it looks like it won’t be skimping out.
So, dear 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 — we are so ready for you!