The updated 2021 Chevrolet Colorado has arrived with rugged new looks and some mild upgrades designed to keep it relevant in an increasingly competitive segment.
The automaker says the WT, LT and Z71 will receive updated center bars, along with a revised lower fascia and front skid plates. The WT and LT will feature a new gold Chevy bowtie logos, while the Z71 is set apart with a new black bowtie logo. All versions of the truck will also receive a new Chevrolet-embossed tailgate, while a new Sand Dune Metallic color (as seen on the 2021 Colorado ZR2 shown featured this article) will be offered on Z71 and ZR2 models.
A little more attention has been paid to the Colorado ZR2. The rugged off-road truck has received a lettered, flow-through Chevrolet grille similar to the one featured on certain 2019 Chevrolet Silverado trims, along with a revised lower fascia section. GM has thrown in standard red tow hooks, too, which we actually first saw on the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 hydrogen military concept.
All the other off-road goodies that make the ZR2 what it is, such as the Multimatic DSSV position-sensitive dampers, standard front and rear electronic locking differentials, two-inch suspension lift, 3.5-inch wider track, protected rockers, cast iron control arms, Autotrac transfer case, and front and rear skid plates, remain untouched.
GM is staying quiet with regard to any powertrain and interior updates, though we’re not expecting major changes. If the automaker had something exciting to share with us, it probably would have done so in the press release.
“We’ve sold 520,000 Colorado pickups in five years through a relentless, foot-on-the-gas approach to product and feature updates,” Chevrolet trucks marketing boss, Bob Krapes, said in a statement. “With its new-look front end and tailgate, Colorado will now have a more aggressive appearance to match its award-winning capability.”
The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado and Colorado ZR2 will goes on sale next year, with pricing to be announced closer to the start of production. Speaking of which, the truck will remain at GM’s Wentzville Assembly Center in Wentzville, Missouri. It will make its official, in-person debut at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
There’s one way to see the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 before it debuts at SEMA, however. Hall Racing, the off-road racing team that has been campaigning a near-stock Colorado ZR2 in the Best of the Desert off-road series for the past two years, will be switching to the new 2021 Colorado ZR2 for this season, with the vehicle set to make its first competition appearance at the 2019 Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic on October 10th.
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