The Chevrolet Colorado pickup is due to receive a mid-cycle refresh for the 2021 model year, with new updates for the exterior, interior, trim level cadence, and powertrain. One of the most prominent updates made to the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado’s exterior styling is the addition of debossed “CHEVROLET” script to the tailgate. However, since its debut, many GM Authority readers have asked whether it’s possible to swap the new tailgate onto their 2015 through 2020 model year trucks. We asked Chevy, which responded in the affirmative.
“If the owner of a 2015 – 2020 Chevrolet Colorado desires the new 2021 stamped tailgate, they should be able to work with their local Chevrolet service center to order the new tailgate as a service part for replacement,” said Chevrolet communications’ Chris Bonelli in an exclusive interview with GM Authority.
However, the new tailgate “is not listed as a certified accessory for customers to order themselves,” Bonelli added.
Pricing for the debossed 2021 Chevrolet Colorado tailgate is currently unavailable, but should be more or less the same as that for the 2020 Colorado. We called a local Chevrolet dealer in Southern California to get pricing for a replacement tailgate for the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado, which is available in two versions, including with and without the EZ Lift And Lower feature. Both tailgates look identical.
The first version includes the EZ Lift And Lower, and is priced at $608.67 with an unpainted, primer finish. The second version is not equipped with EZ Lift And Lower, and is priced at $545, again with an unpainted, primer finish.
To note, EZ Lift And Lower includes a mechanism that helps the tailgate lower in a more gradual, softer fashion, while also lightening the weight of the tailgate when closing it.
For the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado, the EZ Lift And Lower feature is optional on the WT trim, and standard on all other trims above it.
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