2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Production To Start In Mid-May26
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.
In regard to the transmission situation, a new-generation eight-speed automatic transmission routes the power to the ground.
Under the skin, the 2023 Colorado rides on an updated version of the GM 31XX platform, while production takes place at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri.
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I personally think that GM should concentrate on getting the hundreds of colorados and canyons delivered before making anything else, but that is just me..
That has zero impact on production. So they should shut down the plant, turn all those workers in to transportation drivers (that aren’t certified or have licenses/trucks) to deliver them? What about those that may have a missing chip or part it is waiting on? Your statement makes zero sense. They are doing everything they can to get them gone, they aren’t making money with them sitting around…
Don’t say stuff like that because somebody with the username common sense doesn’t take kindly to you bashing GM you are to do as you’re told and you’ll do it when you’re told and how you’re told and until then go back to the pasture we will call you when your vehicle is ready I agree with you. I am very frustrated with this whole thing. All these excuses and no vehicles but yet they’re critiquing vehicles they can’t even produce as I’ve said before GM authority do your research do some journalism and find out what’s going on
I’ll tell you what’s going on rob. They are building trucks 5 days a week all 3 shifts but there is one chip that has to pass inspection in a certain amount of trucks before they can be shipped an they are waiting on this chip
With the technology that our country has, chips are holding up everything? Why don’t the movers and shakers of industry recognize and correct these issues before they become a problem. This pandemic and people not wanting to work is a bunch of B.S. Enough already!
It has been all too common in the last couple of decades for chip makers to claim “chip shortages” to artificially lower supply and increase demand in order to raise prices.
Food for thought…
I don’t agree…I ordered my truck at the end of December and it is still not in production. They need to make the trucks that were ordered. That would not be fair to those who ordered and the truck is still not in production!!!
I completely agree with Chuck…..so it’s just not you!
I am with you guys. I think my Feb build is well aged by now!!!
The comment was not supposed to make common sense, since GM doesn’t seem to have any common sense. I just want them to get their @sses in gear and ship out the damn trucks. And you can take this any way you want to.
Oh you guys are so right we just need to constantly shake the tree and make GM authority do their job and find out what is going on
Ship Chuck his truck, GM! Then we can hear him complain because it’s incomplete due to missing components. Ship it now!
I wonder when they will shut down 23 production and start the 24’s. I gave up on GM’s time table and bought a 22 ZR2 in December
not even once the mention Gas consumption. Like we would not care.
Why buy a 23 when 24 will be coming out soon. Your truck will be a model year old by the time it’s delivered. What a mess
I agree. When you go to trade in the ’23 in the future, they will tell you that it was a model year old when you took delivery and thus, less value. Been there, done that.
Nah, you will have a year less mileage on it, it will offset.
I have seen a YouTube video of one dealership in Illinois that got a Z71 Colorado that was built on 5/1/23 and was delivered on 5/4/23…… and that truck was already ordered from someone beforehand…
This is Ridiculous as many of ours have been built months ago and we still haven’t gotten any word/Info about when ours will be shipped/delivered to the dealership…..
Deff agree I ordered mine back at the end of December 2022, and the salesman has been telling me every other week that the truck is being built since February and till this day I just say yeah yeah It’ll prob arrive by the end of the year lol….at this point I hope it arrives before the 2024 Ranger Raptor or I’m getting my $500 Deposit back and going for that ranger.
There is a lot of BS concerning these vehicles. Who do you believe?
HOW ABOUT A LITTLE GOOD WILL DISCOUNT FOR THE LONG WAIT I ORDERED A WT 12/28/22 STILL WAITING. I BOUGHT A 2021 FORD RANGER AND FORD GAVE ME $500.00 THANKS FOR WAITING VOUCHER. EVERY DEALER NEAR ME ALL SHOW IN TRANSIT, MINE SHOWS IN TRANSIT BUT THATS NOT TRUE IM AT 4000 STUCK AT THE PLANT, PLEASE TELL US WHY THESE TRUCKS ARE NOT SHIPPING IS IT CHIPS/HAIL DAMAGE/ BAD 8 SPEED TRANS/ TELL US SO WE DONT HAVE TO GUESS.
GM Just be honest! Tell us what is wrong with the trucks and that you are working on it, not the babble you have been putting out.
My TPW for the ZR2 has officially been pushed from 4/10 to 7/10. Anyone else finally get an update on their ZR2? I’m wondering why I was at the front of the pack for 4/10, and now after GM says production will start mid may, that I’m pushed way outside of the starting date.
GM ALWAYS HYPES A CAR/TRUCK MONTHS BEFORE IT HAS A PRODUCTION/ RELEASE DATE, AND THEY ALWAYS HAVE MULTIPLE DELAYS…IT IS JUST THE WAY IT IS NOW. SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES ECT. JUST BE PATIENT, THEY DO COME EVENTUALLY.