General Motors is currently working on a third generation for the Chevy Colorado nameplate, with the next-gen pickup set to debut for the 2023 model year. The upcoming 2023 Chevy Colorado will once again offer the Colorado ZR2 off-roading trim level, and now, we’re taking a closer look at the exterior details of the 2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 as featured in a recent teaser video.
For those readers who may have missed it, GM released a brief teaser video for the 2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 late last month, briefly highlighting a few bits and pieces of the off-roader’s exterior. Up front, we spot a prominent “Safari Bar,” which dominates the front end and juts up around the lower fascia. The bar has a black finish, which complements the upper grille section and trim bits as well. The headlights are slim, and the grille design is new as well, with the Chevy badge placed high and center on the fascia. Body-colored horizontal slats are seen lower in the grille, while a prominent skid plate element is seen low. We also see a pair of front-facing fog lights.
As expected of an off-road-focused vehicle, the 2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 rides tall with an elevated stance. The proportions are beefy and boxy, while the body is the Crew Cab / Short Box configuration. Although it’s difficult to see, the wheels appear to have a black center treatment and polished outer rim, and are obviously wrapped in capable off-roading rubber.
The rear end shows off a revised front fascia, with the Chevrolet script finished in black on the tailgate. The taillights are reshaped as well. Higher up on the bed, we see a Sport Bar finished in black.
Beyond the exterior bits, the next-gen 2023 Chevy Colorado will also feature a totally new interior, while the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine will provide the motivation. An updated version of the GMT-31XX body-on-frame architecture dubbed 31XX-2 will provide the bones.
Look for the 2023 Chevy Colorado to debut this month.