The second-generation Chevrolet Colorado arrived within the US in 2015, and the beefier ZR2 variant went on sale two years later. It’s outdated and due for a refresh. We first spied the next-generation Colorado late final yr and have additionally caught the warmer ZR2 variant. It’s the warmer ZR2 that we’ll see on July 28 when Chevrolet reveals the robust truck.
The firm introduced the truck’s debut date with a teaser video that gives a quick glimpse of the brand new mannequin. We can see the truck will obtain a brand new entrance fascia, with slim headlights sitting above deep decrease intakes on the outsides of the decrease bumper. The truck within the video sports activities a Safari Bar, and the nice print notes that it may block the front-view digital camera.
At the again, the Colorado will get new taillights, bed-side badging, and daring CHEVROLET branding throughout the tailgate. The truck additionally featured an off-road sports activities bar, which may be on the choices record. The new exterior will coincide with a revamped inside that brings the model’s newest know-how to the truck.
The new pickup will trip on an evolution of General Motors’ GMT31XX platform, creatively known as the GMT31XX-2. Chevy provides the present Colorado ZR2 with both a 3.6-liter V6 gasoline or 2.8-liter four-cylinder diesel engine, with the V6 making 308 horsepower (226 kilowatts) and 275 pound-feet (372 Newton-meters) of torque, whereas the diesel delivers 181 hp (133 kW) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque.
Rumors counsel that Chevrolet will pack a smaller turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine into the ZR2, which produces 310 horsepower (231 kilowatts) and 430 pound-feet (569 Newton-meters) within the current-generation Silverado. Chevy may tweak the powertrain for the ZR2, and we haven’t heard something a few diesel variant.
Thankfully, we gained’t have to attend lengthy for Chevrolet to disclose it. We’ll see the brand new 2023 Colorado ZR2 on July 28, so mark your calendars. The refreshed pickup should compete with a brand new Nissan Frontier and a brand new Ford Ranger that has spawned a potent Raptor variant. The Toyota Tacoma obtained a mid-cycle makeover for the 2020 mannequin yr, and a brand new model may be a few years away.