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How can you make the Chevy Colorado look more rugged?

Colorado will now have a more aggressive appearance to match its capability

Published: October 8, 2019, 2:30 PM
Updated: October 17, 2019, 2:01 AM

2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

The Chevrolet Colorado is getting a facelift, adopting a recent industry trend of differentiating different models intended for different uses.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

“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.”

Among the most notable changes is the revision of the Chevy bow tie and centre bars up front (for example, the off-road intended ZR2 model is the only one to feature a “flow-through” Chevrolet centre bar with a small bowtie offset) and the removal of the bowtie on the tailgate in favour of an embossed Chevrolet block script.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

Colorado WT, LT and Z71 models get the new centre bars, lower fascias and skid plates up front, with the WT and LT bowties done up in gold and the Z71 wearing a black bowtie. The Z71 also gets a new Sand Dune Metallic exterior paint (also available on the ZR2).

The ZR2 has the more aggressive front end, including new red tow-hooks, to convey its rugged performance, along with also offering better driver visibility. The pickup continues with the segment exclusive Multimatic DSSV shocks with position sensitive dampers, 2-inch suspension lift, cast iron control arms, front and rear locking differentials, Autotrac transfer case and various skid plates to protect underbody components.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

Due to go on sale next year, the 2021 Chevrolet ZR2 will make its official debut at the 2019 SEMA show in Las Vegas at the beginning of November. No dates have been announced for deliveries, and pricing will be announced closer to on-sale dates.