Representing a complete overhaul over the preceding generation, the 2023 Chevy Colorado is available with a wide range of options and features to allow prospective buyers to customize their midsize pickup truck to their heart’s content. Now, a skid plate has been added to the options list for the entry-level Work Truck (WT) trim level for the 2023 Colorado.
Offered for an additional $995, the Skid Plate Package, LPO (RPO code PCQ) is now available to be equipped on the WT trim, and includes (relevant RPO code in parenthesis):
- Performance front skid plate (SIQ)
- Performance mid skid plate (SIR)
It’s worth noting that this package was previously available as an option on LT, Trail Boss and Z71 models, and is a dealer-installed feature.
Notably, the 2023 Chevy Colorado has seen a trickle of expanded options since its official start of regular production (SORP) back in January 2023, including the likes of a new Kicker tailgate audio system and removable off-road assist steps.
Looking forward, the 2024 Chevy Colorado is set to expand the trim level lineup with the introduction of the off-road-focused Colorado ZR2 Bison, which stands above the already extremely capable Colorado ZR2. The new pinnacle of the Colorado lineup replaces the Colorado ZR2 Desert Boss, and will feature a suite of all-terrain goodies like 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels and 35-inch OD Mud-Terrain tires.
As a reminder, the third-gen Colorado is powered by two engine options, including the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L2R gasoline engine, rated at 237 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, and the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, which produces either 310 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque, or 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, depending on the tune.
In regard to structure, the next-gen Colorado rides on an updated variant of the GMT 31XX platform, while production of the 2024 model year is set to kick off in October 2023 at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri.