Review 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2


The adjustments and updates made upon the new 2016 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 are small, but a few of them are considered to become significant, inside the production should enter like the 2017 model year. Altogether, regardless of the performance and also the features, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 ought to be ready for dirt.

2016 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Exterior

GM has decided to assist its customers in off-road by introducing lots of cool upgrades. The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 will certainly be taller and wider and It‘ll feature a totally new group of headlights with Xenon and LED coming as standard. The grille employs honeycomb mesh together with an aggressive new look.


Both bumpers happen to be trimmed to supply a far better approach and bigger departure angles. For the benefit of increase of ground clearance, the spare tires happen to be placed within the bed. The vehicle is now designed with 18” alloy wheels, and also the suspension system has also been upgraded using the King shock absorbers offering a higher ground clearance and an extended travel.


As to the interior from the Colorado ZR2, not much is known, but it’s expected that lots of work will certainly be done. When it comes to design, the cabin will mostly stay a similar, aside from the seats which will certainly be reworked to supply better support for the rear. The cabin of the bottom model will certainly be designed with all standard extras for example satellite navigation, dual-zone automatic climate control and leather upholstery.


Engine specs and performance

The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 will certainly be applying one engine which will certainly be quite unusual. The bottom truck can get a couple of petrol engines, including the 3. 6-liter V-6 with 308 hp and 275 pound-feet of torque, whereas the ZR2 can get a totally new 2. 8-liter inline 4 Duramax turbo diesel unit which should produce 181 hp and 369 pound-feet of torque.


Being equipped using this type of engine, the new Colorado ZR2 can tow greater than 5, 000 lbs. However, the engine can get only standard 8-speed automatic gearbox and that is standard for Colorado. Its only advantage is it’s user-friendly. What also comes as standard is that the 4-wheel drive system, accompanied from the lockable differentials in both the front and also the rear.

Price and release date

The vehicle is said to become unveiled to begin with quarter of 2017 or close to the mid of 2017, and also the base price is predicted to become around 30, 000 US Dollars.

New Colorado ZR2 finally debuted in the 2016 Los Angeles auto show, the model will certainly be officially called 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. Due to its off-road characteristics is a major rival to the Toyota Tacoma and Tundra, in addition to a much bigger Ford F-150 Raptor.


Basic Characteristics:

Description Unit
Type     2.8L Duramax diesel
Output     181 HP @ 3.400 RPM
Torque     369 LB-FT @ 2.000 RPM
Transmission    8-speed automatic

At the test drive, the new ZR2 developed acceleration of 0-60 mph in 10 sec, with the maximum speed of around 125 mph.