Chevrolet Highlights The Development Of The Colorado ZR2

The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is currently making its way to dealerships across the country so it comes as little surprise the automaker is promoting the truck by taking a look back at its development.

In a newly released clip, Chevrolet shows the Colorado ZR2 being put through a “desert torture test” at the Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona. After catching some air on the course’s numerous jumps, the video takes us to Silver Lake for a “deep sand evaluation” at Michigan’s premier sand dunes.

Previewed by the Colorado ZR2 concept, the production model starts at $40,995 and features an aggressive exterior complete with off-road bumpers, extended fender flares, and a ventilated hood. The truck also boasts 17-inch aluminum wheels with 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac off-road tires.

To ensure the Colorado ZR2 can tackle tough terrain, engineers installed a 2-inch suspension lift and front / rear electronic locking differentials. Buyers will also find an aluminum skid plate and Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve dampers.

Power is provided by a 3.6-liter V6 engine which produces 308 hp (312 PS) and 275 lb-ft (372 Nm) of torque. It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a standard four-wheel drive system.

Customers will also have the option of ordering a 2.8-liter Duramax diesel engine with 186 hp (188 PS) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. It’s backed up by a six-speed automatic transmission and standard four-wheel drive.


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    17″x8″ Aluminum wheels!, yes folks ALUMINUM no one ELSE is doing ALUMINUM wheels! OR 17″! by 8″ width too!! 17″x8″!
    2″ Suspension lift, that’s right folks 2 whole inches! Just watch it hit those whoopdee whoops
    3.5″ wider track! to take on the DESERT! Watch it take on that DESERT! Oh yeah, and those whoopdee whoops.
    Cast iron control arms..(insert needle on record sound effect)..wait what now? Ah you guys remember the aluminum in the first part right? Really? Cast iron? CAST…IRON? Not cast aluminum?
    Segment first DSSV dampers, yes and even with position sensing damping…..tooooo…take on those whoopdee whoops
    Straight Across The Desert…Straight Home! Uuuuh….huh? What does that even mean? Seriously, you guys really need a new ad agency.

    I think this is supposed to be some kind of wanna be video like Ford did with the Raptor video…but it deserves nothing like the Raptor videos, highlighting very little that is highlight(able) and a little whoopdee whoop over and over is not impressive…pick any truck in or out of it’s segment and they can very likely do all it did in that video…probably even the Honda Ridgeline.

    Typical over hyped Chevy product video highlighting things they think are important that are not new and not impressive enough for a dramatic video to legitimize them or the product.

    Amazing how these people are in their own world and it’s about 20 years in the past…always trying to be something they are not. Sad really….trying to always BE the competition. How about try to BEAT the competition?