The new Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck, gets its extreme off-road version. Specifically, customers will be available 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2 model, which finally receives the serial version. In any case, the concept, which was shown more than two years ago, enters into production. This SUV will truly excel new engine, which is designed for the standard version of the new model.
Unlike the standard model, Colorado ZR2 will find on the market some time later. According to the latest information from the company, release date is spring 2017. It was expected that this version is offered along with the standard model, as the 2017 MY. However, given that the start of sales is scheduled for the second quarter of 2017, we should expect Chevy Colorado ZR2 to carry the 2018 prefix.
2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Specs
There were indications that the version with ZR2 equipment package included a new 3.6-liter V6 petrol engine. This engine already used models Cadillac’s ATS, CTS, CT6 and XT5. The standard version of the new Colorado truck was given this unit. The engine is combined with a new 8-speed automatic transmission, which replaced the hitherto six-speed transmission. The new engine, a new stage of transmission, delivers about 310 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque.
The new gearbox is not bigger, according to the dimensions of the former. For this reason, should not there are any problems with installation or economy, because of its weight. On the other hand, the new engine possesses deactivate two cylinders, which improves the economy, to a considerable extent.
However, 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2 arrives in diesel version. More specifically, the off-road version of the Colorado pickup, arrives with a 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel power unit. This unit possesses 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. However, we should not be surprised if Ford decides to offer a version with a 3.6-liter V6 petrol engine.
What makes the ZR2 version differs from the standard Colorado Truck, are its off-road performance and capability. In that, most of his help Multimatic dampers, elevated clearance, wider tracks and a system of electronic locking front and rear differentials. There are also numerous supplements to protect the vehicle from external influences, as well as the different design of the front of the vehicle. The front of the vehicle is characterized by a different bumper and grille. For successful riding on inaccessible areas, in charge of the wheels 17”, in which the Duratrac Goodyear tires.
That, the story does not end here, proves the special interior trim of the vehicle. From the standard version, 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2 varies and black leather seats and steering wheel, and there is a “ZR2” logo on the headrests and other interior elements.
2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Price
The price of the new model should remain unchanged. 2017 Chevy Colorado WT will cost about $ 27.400, LT version around $ 30,000 while the price for the Z71 version will be around $ 32.300. Accordingly to that should be envisaged the cost ZR2 version. The company has not issued any official statement on possible price. However, some sources point out that the 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2 will cost less than $ 35,000.