2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2: Live Photo Gallery8
The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado is here, offering a restyled aesthetic and a few mild upgrades to help grab the attention of customers in the highly competitive midsize pickup truck segment. We recently caught up with the latest Colorado ZR2 at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, and captured all of its rugged, off-road goodness in the following Live Photo Gallery.
This particular model is equipped with the Dusk Edition package, an optional extra that adds 17-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels, a ZR2 logo sports bar with off-road LED lighting and a 17-inch Gloss Black aluminum spare wheel. However, the show model featured here replaces the Dusk Edition Gloss Black wheels with Chevrolet Accessories 17-inch aluminum five-spoke wheels finished in black, as well a Chevrolet Accessories 30-inch Light Bar by Baja Design rather than the ZR2 logo sport bar.
With that covered, let’s dive right into the gallery. One of the most important features of the latest 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 can be found up front, where the off-roader sports a new fascia and grille treatment. This is the first time we’ve seen the new front end in person, and it offers a lettered, flow-through Chevy-branded design that’s similar to that of certain 2019 Chevrolet Silverado trim levels. The lower section was also revised, while red tow hooks add a splash of extra color to the mix.
Viewed from the side, the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2’s two-inch suspension lift becomes more obvious, with the ZR2 Off-Road Package wheel flares nicely housing the 17-inch wheels and beefy all-terrain tires. Taking peek in the corners, we find Multimatic DSSV (Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve) dampers, also included in the ZR2 Off-Road Package.
Finally, the rear end bookends the whole thing with additional ZR2 badging. This 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 also comes with a spray-on bedliner, again with the ZR2 logo, plus an EZ-Lift and Lower tailgate with remote locking.
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I like the change but the headlights did not keep up with the grille.
I like the gate CHEVROLET stamping better as its centered on the gate unlike the Silverado ones, which is more true to the origins of the CHEVROLET lettering on previous tailgates. I just wish it was on a lightly extruded portion like on the Silverado has it on.
Oh one more gripe. I wish they threw some HID or LED bulbs in those existing housings. I’m not too bothered by them keeping the lamps and the lamp design, just wish they improved the output. That was the one thing I changed almost immediately on my 2016 Colorado. LED replacement bulbs I did > stock halogen bulbs.
Although maybe it is the fact that it’s not centered on the Silverado tailgate, I really despise the extruded rectangle around CHEVROLET on the Silvy’s tailgate. I know how many feel about the new truck’s styling, but that is, to me, by far one of the worst styling cues on the 2019+.
I am glad there is no extrusion on this Colorado. It gives such a cleaner appearance.
I like the tailgate but I think they ruined the front end. It looks like the Camaro SS front that they had to change so quickly. The front end on the Colorado was the saving grace to Chevrolet’s line of trucks. The last clean looking front end that wasn’t inspired by a Transformers movie. Now that’s gone too. I love the Colorado, I love the 1500 and HD too but I just can’t stand to look at the front ends of all 3 now. Very bizarre designs.
This front end is not designed but bizarre deformed. Camaro facelift is back. It doesnt fit to the rest of the beautiful truck.
Point to ponder is the. Heavy here is showing more open grill. Also the GMC is too.
Could they have opened things up for the 2.7 with a intercooler that would need more air and cooling?
As for the styling here it is not shocking or offensive. This is only a stepping stone to the new model.
What I find most impressive is the available 6 speed Tremec manual transmission. Oh wait.
The biggest point of contention I have with the design is the actual grille itself. The crossbar with the Chevrolet script looks nice and clean, but the mesh portion seems to miss the mark. In my eyes, it looks like little coat-hanger shapes with plastic I-beams jutting forward. Seems as though the designers were so concerned with coming up with something different, that they lost sight of whether or not their creation was successful at being aesthetically pleasing or ultimately just an overwrought eyesore. Unfortunately, I fear that they succeeded in the latter rather than the former.