It's definitely a departure from the S10 and Blazer eXtreme.
Chevrolet Colorado News
For years, the Toyota Tacoma has been the go-to option for off-road pickup trucks. Like the Jeep Wrangler, there seems to be endless support from the aftermarket for Tacoma owners. Thanks to the new Chevy Colorado, the Tacoma is no longer the only big player in the midsize-truck markert (sorry Nissan Frontier owners). The aftermarket is finally starting to take notice, too, with major suppliers like ARB and AEV offering new, unique products for one of our favorite Chevys.
The Chevy Colorado ZR2 is a favorite here at Autoblog. It was a finalist for our most recent Technology of the Year award thanks to some trick spool-valve suspension. It's supremely capable off road without giving up anything on the streets. It looks like Chevy may have something bigger planned for the ZR2. AutoGuide reports that GM recently filed a trademark for the name "ZR2 Bison." In fact, we may have already seen a preview of the truck last fall with the Colorado ZR2 AEV concept at SEMA.
You're brand new car is going to lose a ton of value right when you drive it off the lot, right? Turns out, that may not always be the case.
These midsize trucks are very similar on paper.
The 2.3-liter EcoBoost should be pretty good. But what else might Ford throw under the hood?
AEV doesn't just build Jeeps and Rams.
Think of this as a blackout package.
They're going on sale in October and November.
It will compete against five other types of compact pickup.
We went to the State of Colorado to check out the Truck of Colorado – specifically, the off-road ready ZR2.
Don't expect Raptor Lite, but do expect a very compelling package.
We're still not sure what's under the hood, but we're happy to speculate.
Chevy adds a sporty new trim.