2021 Chevrolet Colorado
The Chevrolet Colorado receives a mid-cycle refresh for the 2021 model year, consisting of updates to exterior, interior, technology and powertrain, representing the seventh model year of the second-generation Colorado.
A mid-cycle refresh can otherwise be referred to as a facelift or a mid-cycle enhancement (MCE) in GM speak. We initially expected the Colorado refresh to arrive for the 2019 and 2020 model years, neither of which took place.
Changes, Updates, New Features
- Deletion of Base (2SA) model
- Z71 models now include a Black bowtie on the grille
- ZR2 Off-Road Package now includes “CHEVROLET” lettered grille with “flowtie”
- Deletion of Work Truck Appearance Package
- Addition of three exterior colors
- Deletion of five exterior colors
- Addition of three wheel and one tire option
- Deletion of five wheel and three tire options
- Inside, rearview auto-dimming mirror is now standard on LT models
- Addition of Chrome Appearance Package
- Custom Special Edition RPO code changed
- Deletion of Colorado RST Special Edition
- Deletion of Colorado Trail Runner Special Edition
- Addition and deletion of various LPO-level items
The updates and changes described here are specific to the U.S. market and may be different for other markets.
The 2021 Chevy Colorado will continue to be offered as a midsize pickup truck with the following cab and bed configurations:
- Extended Cab, Long Box
- Crew Cab, Short Box
- Crew Cab, Long Box
The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado is expected to bring revised engine and transmission offerings, potentially introducing the new GM 2.7L L3B TriPower engine. For reference, the 2020 Colorado is available with the following powertrain options:
|Engine||Transmission||Horsepower @ RPM||Torque @ RPM||Rear Axle|
|2.5L I-4 LCV gasoline||6-speed manual N8D||200 @ 6300||191 @ 4400||4.10|
|2.5L I-4 LCV gasoline||6-speed automatic MYB||200 @ 6300||191 @ 4400||4.10|
|3.6L V-6 LGZ gasoline||8-speed automatic M5T||308 @ 6800||275 @ 4000||3.42|
|2.8L I-4 LWN diesel||6-speed automatic MYB||181 @ 3400||369 @ 2000||3.42|
The 2021 Colorado might see changes in the model lineup. For reference, the 2020 Colorado models are compared to 2021 models in the table below:
|Trim level:||Base||Work Truck||LT||Z71||ZR2|
|Equipment group:||2SA||2WT, 4WT||2LT, 4LT||2Z7, 4Z7||4ZR|
|Trim level:||Work Truck||LT||Z71||ZR2|
|Equipment group:||2WT, 4WT||2LT, 4LT||2Z7, 4Z7||4ZR|
The 2021 Colorado might see a revision in trim levels to deliver a lower base price while introducing a high-end model such as LTZ or High Country. For reference the 2019 Colorado is offered in the following trim levels:
- Base (2SA)
- Work Truck:
- 2WD (2WT)
- 4WD (4WT)
- 2WD (2LT)
- 4WD (4LT)
- 2WD (2Z7)
- 4WD (4Z7)
- ZR2 (4ZR)
Like all second-generation units of the Chevy Colorado, the 2021 Colorado will continue to ride on the GMT 31XX platform shared with the following vehicles:
- 2015 and newer GMC Canyon
- 2013 and newer Chevrolet and Holden Colorado for international markets
- 2014 and newer Chevrolet Trailblazer, also known as the Holden Colorado 7 and Holden Trailblazer
We expect the 2021 Chevy Colorado to follow the regular GM model year rollover sequence, and launch on or before the third quarter of calendar year 2020.
We expect that the current, second-generation Chevrolet Colorado will remain in production for at least the thru the 2022 model year, and that an all-new, future Chevy Colorado will launch for the 2023 model year.
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