As GM Authority previously reported back in September 2022, production of the all-terrain 2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 was originally scheduled to kick off on April 10th, 2023. Now, this no longer appears to be the case, as production has been delayed.
Sources close to the matter tell GM Authority that the start of regular production (SORP) for the 2023 Colorado ZR2 has been pushed back to mid-May 2023.
Although the reasoning behind this delay wasn’t relayed to GM Authority, production of all 2023 Colorado units equipped with 4WD has been slightly slower in May 2023 due to supplier constraints. In fact, production is 10 percent lower than the number of vehicles General Motors originally planned on building and allocating to dealers for the month.
However, this is hope for customers patiently awaiting their new midsize pickup truck, as the situation is expected to improve moving forward into June 2023. Of course, it’s worth noting that this may change based on parts supply.
In other 2023 Colorado news, the 2024 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison is expected to make its official debut on May 31st, 2023. Intended to indirectly replace the 2023 Colorado ZR2 Desert Boss, this new range-topping model will feature items like 35-inch, LT315/70R17 Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires and long-travel Multimatic DSSV dampers, along with hydraulic bump stops and an extra two inches of ground clearance.
As a reminder, the 2023 Chevy Colorado is offered with two powerplant options. These engine choices include the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L2R gasoline engine and the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine. Notably, the latter powerplant is offered in two separate tunes that develop different outputs.