2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 In Summit White: First Real-World Pictures14
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.
As a reminder, the all-new 2023 Chevy Colorado will launch in the first half of the 2023 calendar year, with production set to kick off in January at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri.
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Did ya save some money on your reinventing Colorado and put a decent better interior in it? Because the seats sucked GM. Ya could gave taken a better set of seats from the Traverse or Enclave and put them in that truck. Time will tell if it’s another flop by GM
The entirety of the truck was revealed a month ago. Take a second to simply look up the 2023 Colorado and see for yourself. The interior is hugely better, and the seats are different.
What a shame they’re not offering this in extended cab/ 6 ft bed. The crew/5 ft configuration looks like a mutant.
Yeah, GM shot themselves in the foot with this bed configuration. Next time you’re out driving, pay attention to how many extended cab Colorados and Canyons you see out there. A huge percentage! Actual workers, tradesmen, etc. People who actually NEED a 6′ bed and don’t need a back seat. I have a 2016 ext cab, and I love the truck. I was very disappointed when I found out they discontinued that configuration. Now I can’t get one because I actually NEED a bed. And I do NOT need a back seat. They’re catering to the mall hauler crows who just want a truck to take their kids to the store. Mary Barra was counting beans again, and this one will hurt GM. How are they supposed to gain segment dominance when they limit our options?? ONE body configuration. ONE engine. Sorry, but GM just lost a LOT of potential customers to Ford, because your pool guy and plumber need a truck bed and smaller cab, and Ford is the only company who still understands this. Damn shame.
the truck is butt ugly
We’ll see what it looks like when the configurator comes live on the website but so far it seems like I may sell my square body and buy a trail Boss. If it can break 20 MPG and a base Trail Boss cost less than 40k then bye-bye square body.
Please don’t screw up the transmission please don’t screw up the transmission lol
It’s GM. They will screw up the transmission. It is the ONLY thing they do consistently. I have to re-flash my tranny with a Diablo tuner every six months because their “learning” transmission only learns how to kick me up into higher gears while I’m trying to accelerate. GM has brought back the term “slush box”.
Absolutely love this truck
I have a2020 Colorado. The seats suck,to me three really buck seats, my lease is up in January. Waiting for the 2023 GMC Canyon. Hope they have cloth seats. And they sit as good as my wife’s terrian. It’s a 2023 terrian.
I don’t understand why the f-ugly black cop car wheels are on everything.
It was from a designers vision when it comes to those wheels, but I’m not a big fan of those either, it’s good that there are options.
I was really into the reveal photos and videos, but every real world photo I see makes me like the truck less and less. I think the Canyon won this one by leaps and bounds.
Have a 2020 Colorado. The seats suck, very hard. To me they are poor design seats for bucket seats. Looking to lease a 2023 GMC Canyon.. Hope the 2023 Canyon has cloth seats.
Hey Tim; I had a 2017 Colorado Z71. Put 97,000 trouble free miles on it. The seats were comfortable, the tranny was trouble free & got decent gas milage. The Colorado won Truck of the Year twice by Motor Trend & GM sold hundreds of thousands of them. Hardly a flop. I’m a contractor, so I beat it up pretty well & it always cooperated. Stop whining.