GM revealed the 2023 Chevy Colorado late last month, ushering in an all-new third-generation for the pickup complete with new exterior styling, an overhauled cabin, and a new powertrain. Now, we’re taking a closer look at this 2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 in Summit White paint with the following first real-world pictures.
For those readers who may be unaware, the 2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 is offered as the “desert runner” of the lineup, slotting in as the most off-road-capable trim level for the latest third-gen vehicle. This particular example is draped in Summit White paint (paint code GAZ), one of eight exterior paint options available for the 2023 model year.
Up front, we spot the 2023 Chevy Colorado’s revised front fascia design, with the ZR2 model adorned by an MIC Black grille treatment and Flowtie badge. There’s also a Black hood applique and a Black grille bar, both of which offset the crisp white paint nicely.
More Black is seen in the profile for the sideview mirrors and window surrounds, as well as the wheels. The 2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 is equipped as standard with 17-inch Aluminum wheels wrapped in 33-inch OD MT tires, plus a set of Multimatic DSSV dampers, some trim-level specific chassis upgrades, and aluminum skid plates to protect the underbody.
The rear of the trucks gets a Black rear bumper treatment, plus the new tailgate storage system as well.
Under the hood, the 2023 Chevy Colorado features the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine as the exclusive powerplant option, which is available in three states of tune depending on the trim level selected. The Colorado ZR2 is the only trim level to run the top 2.7L Turbo High-Output tune, equipped as standard and rated at 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. Output is routed through the updated GM 8-speed automatic transmission.
To note, the new 2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 is also available with the ZR2 Desert Boss Package, although this particular example is not equipped with it.