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Updated Colorado ZR2 set for SEMA debut

By Tristan Tancredi, 09 Oct 2019 SEMA

2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 revealed SEMA debut news

US-spec Colorado ZR2 receives light update for 2021.

CHEVROLET has revealed its updated 2021 Colorado ZR2 for the US market, with the Raptor-fighting performance variant set to debut at the 2019 SEMA Show.

Changes to the ZR2 appear to be subtle, with the range-topping variant receiving red tow hooks as standard, an aggressively updated front fascia that includes new flow-through “Colorado” lettering, and revised Chevy “bowtie” emblems and embossed “Chevrolet” lettering on the tailgate. A new Sand Dune Metallic exterior hue is also now available.

The Chevy Colorado is powered by a choice of two engines: a 2.8-litre turbo-diesel or a 3.6-litre petrol V6. Key features of the US-spec Colorado ZR2 include Multimatic DSSV position-sensitive dampers, front and rear electronic locking differentials, a two-inch suspension lift, 3.5-inch wider track, off-road rocker protection, cast iron control arms, Autotrac transfer case, and multiple skid plates.

“We’ve sold 520,000 Colorado pickups in five years through a relentless, foot-on-the-gas approach to product and feature updates,” said Bob Krapes, director of marketing, Chevrolet Trucks. “With its new-look front-end and tailgate, Colorado will now have a more aggressive appearance to match its award-winning capability.”

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All Stateside Colorado models, including the ZR2, will be built in Wentzville, Missouri. The vehicles will be on sale next year in the States, with pricing to be announced closer to production.