Chevrolet presented the off-road Colorado truck in 2014 and thus revived the ZR2 model name. Nowadays you can still purchase this vehicle which comes with a diesel-powered engine, but you can also opt for a gasoline unit. Besides that, this pickup sports numerous technologies that will help you on rough roads.
The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 picked up many details from the 2014 concept, and one of those is a power bump located on the hood. This bulge is specific because it comes with a black accent. Another part that originates from the concept truck is the front bumper. However, it was redesigned a bit, and on the bottom part, we can see an aluminum skid plate, which wasn’t available on the concept. The ZR2 features 31-inch tires, whereas the suspension, is lifted by two inches. You will also have a chance to add a bed-mounted spare tire, which is optional.
The Camaro Z/28 uses the Multimatic DSSV shocks, and this may surprise you, but they will be equipped to our Colorado ZR2, as well. This will be the first off-road vehicle that will have these specific dampers and which actually made to the production. For those who do not know, DSSV stands for Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve. In layman’s terms, the shocks on the Colorado will soften when the truck is driven across large bumps fast, but if you crawl on the smooth terrain, the ride will be tight.
Moreover, the ZR2 will feature front and rear electronic locking differentials. In addition, the driver will have a chance to turn on the Off-Road mode button. ABS, throttle response, and traction control are being recalibrated when the truck is in the mud or dirt and this mode is on.
A 3.6-liter V6 engine which produces 308 hp is one of the options. Another possibility is to choose a 2.8-liter Duramax diesel unit good for 180 hp and impressive 360 lb-ft of torque. No matter which engine you opt for, both are connected to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 bed capacity is 1,000 pounds, whereas the towing capacity is 5,000 pounds.