Following the introduction of the the second-generation Chevrolet Colorado for the 2015 model year, the 2021 model year now brings a few small changes to the midsize pickup. These include a slight restructuring of the trim levels, updates to available packages, as well as revisions to front end styling, plus a new tailgate with CHEVROLET lettering. When it first announced the 2021 Colorado last October, Chevrolet only showed off the range-topping ZR2 trim level. Then last week, GM Authority was first to bring you photos of the Z71 trim, followed by the LT trim. That left one trim level – the Work Truck (WT) – as the only one we haven’t seen yet – until now. We were able to obtain a single photo of the 2021 Colorado Work Truck, and we’re sharing it with you here.
This particular example is covered in white paint, otherwise known as “Summit White.” It’s also the 4WD model, as exemplified by the tell-tale black recovery (tow) hooks at the lower end of the front end. None of that is new. What is new is (most of) the front fascia.
Like the LT and Z71, the new(ish) front fascia on the 2021 Colorado Work Truck consists of updated center bars, lower fascia, front skid plate, and lower air dam. And like the LT model, the 2021 Colorado WT also features an all-new gold Chevrolet bow tie logo on a new grille. The halogen headlamps stay the same as for 2015-2020 models.
Note that the photo seems to have the updated center bars a bit incomplete on the driver’s side of the grille. Even so, the passenger’s side represents the way the trucks will actually ship to dealers.
Additionally, the 2021 Colorado WT gets a new set of standard wheels. The new rollers, pictured here, are the Ultra Silver Metallic steelies measuring in at 17- by 8-inches.
We don’t have a rear end shot at the moment, but we do know that all 2021 Colorado models will include tailgates with embossed “Chevrolet” lettering, replacing the Chevy bowtie that adorned the rear end of 2015-2020 models.
The 2021 Colorado trim level cadence, from base to range-topping, is as follows:
Compared to prior model years, the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado dropped the “base” trim that slotted under WT.
The updates made to the 2021 Colorado range do not represent a full mid-cycle enhancement (MCE) for the second-generation Colorado. Rather, the updates are more of a “light MCE” or facelift, with just a few nips and tucks added. Check out our previous coverage of what’s new and different about the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado for a more complete picture.