One of the many stars of the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show is undeniably Chevrolet’s return to the off-road market. The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 brings performance and off-road capability that has been missing from the brand for years. Now, enthusiasts can take solace in knowing a proper rock crawler, off-roader, daily driver pickup truck is on the way.
But, rather than dig into the engineering here, let’s talk about the design.
Chevrolet repeatedly told is it knew the production Colorado ZR2 must stay close to the original concept truck. And we think the brand delivered on that promise. However, that comes at the expense of a semi-awkward looking front clip. It almost looks as if the truck is missing something, but we think that could be remedied by a brush guard or some extra off-road goodies.
The front clip plays heavily into the approach angle and how capable the Colorado ZR2 is off the beaten path. It’s definitely forgivable considering the truck’s capability.
Elsewhere, the tires come down from 33-inch rubber to 31-inches for production, which dials down the aggressive look but not by much. Standing in front of the Colorado ZR2 reveals its intimidating presence; it looks just badass enough, and certainly will not be confused for a regular Colorado.
Overall, we think the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is certainly a looker. But, that’s up for you to decide. Vote in our poll below and talk to us in the comment section down below.