Chevrolet goes to SEMA with two new trucks

New editions of Colorado ZR2 partly honour century of Chevy trucks

Published: October 22, 2017, 2:10 AM
Updated: October 27, 2017, 6:11 AM

2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Dusk and Midnight Editions

Chevrolet is taking a couple new mid-size pickups to the SEMA show in Las Vegas, as part of its celebration of 100 years of building trucks.

2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Midnight Edition

Joining the 2018 Colorado lineup, the ZR2 Midnight Edition comes in an all-black exterior, including black Chevy bowties, black sport bar with off-road LED lights, and 17-inch black wheels, including a full spare.

The ZR2 Dusk Edition includes all the same content as the Midnight Edition, but is available with the full ZR2 colour palette, accented in black.

The ZR2 Midnight Edition crew cab displayed at SEMA will feature Chevrolet Accessories and Chevrolet Performance Parts fitments, including a bed-mounted spare tire carrier, performance air intake, performance exhaust, and all-weather floor mats with ZR2 logos. The Summit White ZR2 Dusk on display is fitted with a ZR2-optional 2.8-litre Duramax turbodiesel, including a performance cold air intake.

Equally at home crawling over rocks, speeding over desert dunes or shuttling kids to school and activities, the ZR2 rides on a wider track than the standard Colorado and sits 51 mm higher. It features a more aggressive hood and grille, and modified bumpers for better off-road clearance.

2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Dusk Edition

It comes with an off-road suspension fitted with cast-iron control arms and position sensitive spool valve dampers (the first such application in the segment and joining only a handful of production cars to use the shocks made by Ontario’s Multimatic) for improved ride and handling off road.

Other features include electronic locking front and rear differentials, Autocracy transfer case, hill descent control, 4-wheel disc brakes, modified rear axle, and underbody and rocker protection. It’s powered by a 3.6-litre V-6 linked to an 8-speed automatic, and can be optioned up with the 2.8L Duramax turbodiesel.

The ZR2 features 4G LTE Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, stability control, available forward collision alert, and lane-departure warning,