A fter revitalizing an entire truck market segment with the launch of the Chevy Colorado, Chevrolet continues to innovate in the midsize pickup segment. The high-performance, off-road ZR2 trim level will launch this spring for the 2017 model year with a starting price of $40,995 MSRP including a $940 destination fee.
“ZR2 is truly a segment of one and does everything well — from traversing heavy two-track trails to high-speed desert running and full-on rock crawling. We’re thrilled to be able to offer it for more than $2,500 less than the next closest comparable vehicles. Taken in the context of serious off-roading, $2,000 will buy you 50 years of annual passes to Arches National Park in Moab, Utah,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Trucks marketing director.
“Some vehicles that customers might cross-shop with ZR2 can spec out as much as $26,000 more than our truck — or the price of a well-equipped 2017 Colorado. When you buy a ZR2 at the starting price of $40,995, you are getting all of the significant off-road technologies standard with the vehicle, as well as an eight-speed automatic transmission and a wealth of other features at no additional cost.”
The ZR2’s starting MSRP includes a number of key standard features, many of which are unique to the trim level, such as: • Revolutionary, segment-exclusive Multimatic Dynamic
Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSVTM) dampers • Off-road rocker protection • Modified front and rear bumpers for better off-road obstacle clearance • Exclusive ZR2 17 x 8-inch aluminum alloy wheels • 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac off-road tires • Aggressive grille and hood combo unique to ZR2 • Modified rear axle with a 3.42 ratio • Front and rear tracks widened 3.5 inches over a standard Colorado • Suspension lifted 2 inches over a standard Colorado • Off-Road Mode Technology • 4-wheel disc brakes • Trailering Package, including trailer hitch and 7-pin connector • Integrated trailer brake controller • Spray-on bedliner • Heated driver and passenger front seats • Wireless phone charging • Rear sliding window • EZ Lift and Lower tailgate • Locking tailgate • Recovery hooks • A six-speaker audio system with Chevrolet MyLink Radio with Navigation and an 8-inch diagonal color touchscreen, AM/FM stereo with seek-andscan and a digital clock, Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones, voice-activated technology for radio and phone featuring Apple
CarPlay and Android Auto capability as well as an auxiliary jack • Rear Vision Camera • Remote keyless entry • Remote vehicle starter system • 4-way power front driver and passenger seat adjuster with power driver lumbar control
The ZR2’s standard powertrain is the 3.6L DI DOHC V6 with a class-leading 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque that is shared with other Colorado models. The ZR2 is available only as a four-wheel-drive vehicle.
The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 goes on sale this spring. – Content and photos courtesy