Colorado ZR2 Concept is Chevrolet's Vision For Future Pick-up Trucks
Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 concept is a design vision of how the American company could take the off-road capability to the next level. It also displays the potential of the 2.8L Duramax diesel engine, which will arrive in the Colorado lineup later next year. The concept is built on the production Colorado Z71 and uses advancements in technology from the ZR2 production models. The diesel unit has an estimated power of 181 hp (133 kW) at 3,400 rpm and 272 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque at 2,000 rpm, and it is linked to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Four inches wider than the production Z71, the concept truck has new front and rear fascias, and two-inch higher ground clearance. Greater suspension levels are ensured by the mono-tube coil-over shock absorbers delivered by King. They feature remote-mounted fluid reservoirs.
Electronic-locking front and rear differentials are what distribute torque to 275/65R18 off-road tires. The rubbers are coupled with unique 18-inch aluminum multi-spoke bead-lock-style wheels.
Other exterior elements that need to be mentioned are the new grille, power dome-style hood and headlamp housings. The exterior color is Cyprus Green and it is highlighted with Henna Orange accents and custom ZR2 identification on the rear fenders, tailgate and grille.
Stepping inside the pickup truck, we see the ZR2 logos almost everywhere: from the front-seat headrests to the instrument cluster display. The Jet Black leather-trimmed interior features orange stitching which perfectly harmonizes with exterior's orange accents.