The 2023 Chevy Colorado introduces a brand-new third generation for the midsize pickup, once again offering up the ZR2 off-roader. This time around, the Colorado ZR2 is available with the new-for-2023 Desert Boss Package, which ups the ante with even more rough-stuff goodness. Now, we’re checking the first live photos of the 2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Desert Boss in Glacier Blue paint.
Captured at the recent Woodward Dream Cruise in Michigan, this 2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 looks tough thanks to a long list of impressive equipment, all of which complements the updated styling introduced with the latest third-generation overhaul. This particular model also shows off the restyled front fascia only available via the Colorado ZR2 Desert Boss package, including the large bash bar that stretches across the front grille.
Further standout equipment for 2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 includes burly underbody protection, while ZR2 badging a Chevy Flow Tie badge adorn the central grille bar. Up top is a prominent hood bulge finished in black.
Moving to the corners, we see a set of beadlock-capable wheels wrapped in Goodyear Wrangler tires. Between the tires is a set of rocker protection bars, while a Desert Boss decal on the rear fenders is complemented by a hash decal up front.
Further details include a sports bar and sail panel, a roof-mounted light bar, and additional ZR2 badging. The Colorado ZR2 Desert Boss package also throws in an underbody camera system with 10 camera views, while the truck rides on Multimatic DSSV dampers matched with ZR2-specific chassis upgrades.
As for the power, motivation is sourced from the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine running the top 2.7 Turbo High-Output tune. Peak output is rated at 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, all of which is directed to the wheels through the updated GM 8-speed automatic transmission.
Production of the 2023 Chevy Colorado starts next year, and will take place at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri.