The all-new 2023 Chevy Colorado marks the beginning of the Bow Tie brand midsize pickup truck’s third generation, bringing along updates to the exterior styling, interior amenities, and powertrain specifications. Today, we’re taking a closer look at another 2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 in the following GM Authority Live Photo Gallery.
As the off-road focused ZR2 model, this particular 2023 Colorado features a suite of all-terrain goodies that take its go-anywhere attitude to the next level, including Multimatic DSSV dampers, ZR2-specific chassis upgrades, and aluminum skid plates. Adding to the visual appeal, this Colorado is also painted in the Radiant Red Tintcoat (color code GNT) color, which is a $495 extra-charge color on all 2023 Colorado trim levels.
Up front, we can spot the unique ZR2 front fascia. LED headlights and daytime running lights are mounted high on the fascia, with a Chevy Bow Tie (or “Flow Tie” in this case) is mounted front-and-center. Red tow hooks and the aforementioned aluminum skid plate can be seen down below.
Moving around to the side, this ZR2 wears exclusive 17-inch Graphite and Oxide Gold aluminum wheels, wrapped in 33-inch OD MT tires. Body-colored door handles are contrasted by black mirror caps, while a ZR2 sticker is positioned on the rear of the bedside.
Out back, we see the CHEVROLET lettering debossed into the tailgate, while a single rear exhaust pipe exits just behind the passenger-side rear tire. What makes this particular ZR2 different from the others we’ve covered in the past is the addition of the vinyl tonneau cover, LPO (RPO code VPB). As a $595 feature on all 2023 Colorado trims, this option is installed at the dealership.
In regard to powertrain specifications, the range-topping ZR2 trim level features the high-output variant of the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine as standard fare, which is rated at 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque.
As for the drivetrain, all 2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 units are configured with 4WD, while the updated GM eight-speed automatic transmission routes the power to the ground.
Under the body panels, the 2023 Colorado rides on an updated version of the GMT 31XX platform, known internally as the GMT 31XX-2. Production of most Colorado models began on January 25th, 2023 at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri, while ZR2 production kicked off earlier this month.