We Render A Potential Chevy Colorado High Country31
The pickup truck segment is doubling down on the premium offerings, with new, luxurious trim levels and upscale equipment available to entice those customers looking to combine capability, utility, and comfort into one neat package. With that in mind, we went about rendering up a potential Chevy Colorado High Country trim.
At present, the next-generation 2023 Chevy Colorado offers five trim levels, listed from the base variant to the range-topper as WT (Work Truck), LT, Trail Boss, Z71, and ZR2. We’d imagine this hypothetical Chevy Colorado High Country trim level to slot into the space between the $41,395 Z71 trim level and $48,295 ZR2 trim level. To note, the Chevy Silverado High Country slots in between the LTZ trim level and ZR2 trim level with regard to pricing.
Before we go any further, it bears mentioning that, for the moment at least, GM has no known plans to actually develop and build a new Chevy Colorado High Country trim level. Rather, we went about creating this rendering purely for fun, just to see what such a thing could potentially look like.
With that in mind, let’s dive into the rendering. The first thing to notice is the copious amount of chrome, with shiny bits added to the window surrounds, sideview mirrors, door handles, lower door panels, side steps, tow hooks, fog light surrounds, and grille. The grille also takes after other High Country trim levels with a simple horizontal bar layout, with thin lower bars and a more prominent top bar housing a gold Chevy Bow Tie emblem.
Further badging includes a High Country badge high on the doors and on the tailgate. The Colorado badge is done in chrome as well. In the corners, this potential Chevy Colorado High Country rides on a set of large wheels with a design taken from the optional 22-inch Sterling Silver premium painted wheels with chrome inserts (RPO code RPT) available for Chevy Silverado High Country trims, and equipped as standard on Chevy Tahoe and Chevy Suburban High Country trims.
As a reminder, the 2023 Chevy Colorado is equipped with the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, which is available in three separate states of tune depending on the trim level selected. Under the skin, the Chevy Colorado rides on the updated 31XX-2 platform. Production takes place at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri.
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We aren’t going to see a High County trim. They will leave the “luxury” segment to GMC.
It’s possible that this could happen, overall it looks good and it would really look good in Black.
“Before we go any further, it bears mentioning that, for the moment at least, GM has no known plans to actually develop and build a new Chevy Colorado High Country trim level.”
Alex, what is the reasoning? Is it as simple as leaving the higher end models to the Sierra. With the top of the line Silverado surpassing $80k, it seems like a $50k High Country trim city cruiser would sell well. After the LT trim, the Colorado veers towards the off roading crowd. I think there a plenty of people who would like a truck capable of comfortable city driving during the week and light duty work on the weekend.
When can I order a Z71 and expect delivery????
You could’ve ordered one for a while. On the vehicle locator I’m seeing some are past 4000 status. There’s also lease programs posted so I’m betting you will start seeing some on the road later this month.
Not if you mean 2023’s
They’ve been rolling out of the wenzville factory for at least a week or more.
No they haven’t. I’m there
Stephen I ordered a 2023 Colorado Z71 three weeks ago. I’m told it could possibly take approximately three months total before I take delivery. Dealership said that is a week earlier than others because we live only 40 miles from the Wentzville plant where they are assembled. Worth the wait in my opinion. They just started assembling them January 24th.
We’re in the middle of winter so I’m in no hurry.
I ordered my z71 when ordering went live and mine is already built and being shipped right now. Idk why they told you 3 months lol
You arnt telling the truth. No way is yours being shipped. I guarantee it
I am telling the truth. I’ve already talked to my dealer and to gm about my order and it’s already built and awaiting shipping. I ordered it the day ordering went live. I got the congratulations from gm that my truck has been built and awaiting shipping if I could post a copy of it on here I’d show you.
I ordered mine back in November and it’s already built and being shipped as I type this. They started building them on 1/24/23.
This is a beautiful rendering of a potential Chevy High Country Colorado. I love the size of the truck, I like the little extra height, and the wheels set it off.
I don’t believe this truck would be a good fit in this segment. GM already has this very popular truck overpriced IMHO for a midsized truck. (But the full size trucks are astronomical in price too.) Now that the supply is finally replenishing we are starting to see incentives grow. In a High Country I think this truck would probably be priced north of $60K. I believe that is unrealistic and therefore there would be many who would not choose the option. While I like it, it would simply be out of reach for the typical Colorado consumer.
The Denali was a very limited sale already for the cost. Selling a Chevy version my just trade one sale for the other.
There is nothing luxurious about a GM truck with an 8 speed transmission
.. you put a $70,000 mini “luxury” truck on a rock bed like that??
Are you assuming the owner will also own a paint and body shop??
People will buy that, but it should cost no more than $44K
Definitely a market for this truck. I see older buyers talking about downsizing on a regular basis. The older one gets the harder full size trucks are to park. A High Country would fill a void in the marketplace.
They could if the LT sells well I could see them wanting more of that.
One of the better renders from GMauthority. Most chevy trucks have a High Country model so I son’t see why it wouldn’t work for the Colorado line.
Beautiful truck, hopefully they will make a high country model. i think it would sell very good!!!!
I don’t know why they’d leave the “high end” to GMC, when Chevy had the “Off Road” version market with the ZR2 … but then along came the AT4X, with the same suspension used in both. I could fully see a High Country version by Chevy, but in typical fashion … they’re too late to the party. Just like testing the “Maverick” competition small Chevy truck. They’ve been producing it for years in South America already, but the blue oval boys beat em to the punch in bringing it here. Makes you wonder how well the leadership at GM is really doing for the stockholders?
We don’t need another ridiculously priced trim level. Leave it alone. The Colorado pricing is already through the roof and embarrassing as it is. Hard pass.
Love the render though.
Please no. The less trims the better. Leave the flashy chrome stuff up to GMC.
We do not need to encourage GM to up the price of already pricey pickups. Just sayin…
Maybe not a High Country, but an LTZ would be fine
With a price tag of 65 thousand US dollars! Lol are you getting a raise big enough to account for the inflation we’re seeing? I doubt it.
$65k. My loaded z71 I ordered is not quite $49k and it has every option including sunroof.