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Colorado ZR2 Bison is a heavily protected off-road machine from Chevrolet and American Expedition Vehicles (AEV)

For drivers who love rolling on the off-road for some rough adventures, Chevrolet and American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) has very juicy proposition for you – the new Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. It is strong, tough and well-protected and is all ready to create thrilling experiences drivers could never enjoy on the road.

The new Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison is essentially an all-new performance variant of the brand’s midsize truck. It is the result of collaboration between Chevrolet and premium off-road aftermarket manufacturer AEV.

The toughness of the new Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison lies on the amount of protection it has for off-road adventures. Its key undercarriage elements are well protected even the Colorado ZR2 Bison traverses through rocky or jagged terrain. In fact, the engine oil pan, transfer case, fuel tank as well as the front and rear locking differentials of the new Colorado ZR2 Bison are properly protected by not just one, but five skid plates. These five study skid plates are designed by AEV and are made from hard, durable hot-stamped Boron steel.

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Centennial Edition of the 2018 Chevy Colorado and Silverado will be out soon

Believe it or not, the first time Chevrolet produced a truck was 100 years ago, and to celebrate their 100th year in 2018, the automaker will make special-edition trims for the Silverado and the Colorado. To make it even more exclusive, both models were painted in Centennial Blue, and have exclusive heritage-styled bowtie emblems and badges that spell “100-year” that were inspired by Chevy trucks from 1918 and beyond.

The Centennial treatment for the 2018 Colorado will be offered on Z71 trim levels in either Crew or Extended-Cab configurations. The 100-year-badge can be found on doors, while the heritage bowtie logos can be found on the front and rear, a spray-in bedliner, rubber floor mats with the same bowties. The Colorado will be riding on 18-inch wheels including chrome trim for the tow hooks and other exterior trim.

On the other hand, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial pack will only be available on the LTZ Z71 trim in Crew Cab configuration. Similar to the Colorado, the Silverado will be wearing the various exterior badges, floor mats, bedliner, and extra chrome trim. It will then be sitting on 22-inch chrome-trimmed wheels and the steering wheels will get a chrome bowtie badge too.

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Hall Racing’s Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 goes to Nevada to the 550-mile Vegas to Reno race

The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 made its competition debut at Best in the Desert’s “Vegas to Reno” challenge on weekend. Hall Racing competes in the 550-mile racing on board the Colorado ZR2 in what was dubbed as the longest off-road competition in the US. The race started Friday, August 18th and was expected to be attended by as many as 350 participants.

However, out of the 336 competing teams, only 204 of them managed to complete the grueling course with Hall Racing finishing in first class 7300. Riding at an average speed of 28.6 mph, Chevrolet impresses with the 550-mile off-road course which took Hall Racing team’s Chad Hall and Frank DeAngelo 18:50:16 to run up to the finish line.

The ZR2 comes armed with a number of performance upgrades developed by Chevrolet’s Performance Engineering team and Hall Racing. While Hall’s team took to compete under the stock production class for mid-size trucks and SUVs, the ZR2 has been equipped with a roll cage for safety aside from its racing seats and safety harnesses. Other fitments include off-road lights, a 44-gal. fuel tank, a two-way radio and a GPS.

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Deliveries begin for the first batch of the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

The long-awaited Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is coming your way! The company had just announced that the first batch of its off-road pickup truck had just left the Wentzville, Missouri factory, and the first few people who ordered will get them as early as this month.

We first saw this monster truck during last November’s Los Angeles Auto Show. And we all know that this one isn’t like any other trucks out there. This is hardcore. During the auto show, the truck showed us what it is capable of - tackling the toughest real life off-road scenarios. In fact, its whole body has been developed for circumstances like this.

The midsize truck has a whole new level of suspension, with its body being lifted by two inches. It has a new set of cast-iron control arms, increasing the truck’s track width by 3.5 inches. The new front and rear bumpers give more space, allowing the truck to fit a set of 31-inch Goodyear Duratrac tires on the 17x8-inch wheels.

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As it turns out, Chevy’s eight-speed V6 performer may still be a bargain. Fresh from its premiere at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, the powerhouse pickup-truck manufacturer is set to release the new Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 this Spring.

Not to be outdone by its 4x4 competitors (The Dodge Ram Power Wagon and Ford Raptor), Chevy is selling the pickup at a starting price of 40,995 USD (inclusive of 940 USD destination charges). Well, that’s a whole lot cheaper than the base prices of Dodge’s three quarter ton pickup or Ford’s supercab!

Out of all these, the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is probably its closest competitor. But if we are to compare the roughly 41,000 USD you will be spending on the new Colorado, the ZR2 is still more affordable and cheaper by more or less 2,705 USD. The Tacoma 6-speed automatic costs around 43,700 USD. Meanwhile, the manual Toyota pickup is priced for as low as 41,700 USD. Just the same, Chevy still offers a lot of bargain for an 8-speed automatic powered pickup, don’t you think?

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General Motors disclosed that it hopes to have a stronger presence in the Chinese market with the plan to release both the Chevrolet Colorado and the Chevrolet Silverado. The automaker added that at the same time that the two models will be released to this market, it will also be exported starting in 2017.

For the Colorado to be released in China, it will be equipped with the 3.6-liter V6 engine. However, the Chinese counterpart will have output of 305 hp with peak torque of 269 lb.-ft. (365 Nm) instead of the usual 308 hp and torque of 275 lb.-ft. (373 Nm) in the U.S. market. Meanwhile the Silverado to be released to this Asian market will have the 6.2-liter engine which can deliver 420 hp and maximum torque of 460 lb.-ft. (624 Nm). General Motors has said it will reveal the full details and the price list near the actual date of the launch.

It was last year when GM came out with the second generation 2016 Chevrolet Colorado. This was also significant as it was also the first time a diesel version of this model has been released. It was fitted with a cooled exhaust gas recirculation system that allowed some of the gases to be diverted to the fresh intake air stream. No wonder the company was proud to say that it was the cleanest diesel truck engine it has ever made.

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When Chevrolet first introduced the Colorado, it managed to set new standards when it comes to mid-sized trucks. With the new Colorado ZR2, the brand is once again poised to repeat this. This latest offering is expected to lead the brand’s Colorado range and once it is officially released for sale, will contain more off-road technologies not before seen in the mid-size pickup class. As such, the new ZR2 is projected to offer extraordinary performance no matter what the condition may be. This can include, among many others, running at high speed in the desert, going through tight two-track roads, technical rock crawling, and even a casual daily drive.

According to Mark Reuss, who is the brand’s executive vice president for Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain, the engineering team had experienced previous success especially with the different variants of the Camaro and the Corvette. With the ZR2, he added, the team used the same philosophy but applied it for off-road performance. Reuss shares that with the ZR2, one can go rock crawling on a Saturday followed by a drive in the desert by Sunday and ultimately going to work on Monday. Indeed, this truck can not only do everything, he continued, but do everything very well.

In terms of powertrain, considering that the ZR2 is fitted with the same one in the 2017 Colorado, it becomes the sole production off-road truck to offer customers a selection between diesel and gasoline engines. Specifically, the diesel unit is the Duramax diesel engine which allows for 181 hp and peak torque of 369 lb.-ft. Meanwhile the other one is the 3.6-liter V6 engine which delivers output at 308 hp with top torque of 275 lb.-ft., and paired to the automatic 8-speed Hydra-Matic 8L45 transmission. It comes as no surprise then to know that despite the upgrades geared for off-road driving, the ZR2 has a towing power of 5,000 lbs with the ability to carry payload of about 1,100 lbs. This fact alone gives the ZR2 an advantage compared to other models in the segment as it gives a wide array of choices when it comes to powertrain technologies. Furthermore, it is lighter by 500 lbs. and narrower by 1 ft., ensuring that it delivers better agility and offers enhanced trail access.

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Well-known automaker Chevrolet has entered into a partnership with celebrated surfing apparel maker Hurley International to come out with the Colorado Z71 Hurley Concept. Presented during the 2016 SEMA Show, this model is considered as the best fit for people who not only love to surf but also prefer to drive small pickup trucks.

Since this concept vehicle is aimed mainly at surfers, then the main feature would have to be that it would allow for surf boards to be transported. This is why the Colorado Z71 Hurley concept comes with a concept roof rack that allows for two such boards to be transported. In addition, the Bimini top of its bed allows for shade.

There is also a rack found on the bed that allows surfers to hang and dry their wetsuits. It can even allow for water to be stored. Of course, with the goal being to transport surfers from one spot to another, it is fitted with a lifted suspension as well as the Chevrolet Accessories 17-inch wheels that come with the all-terrain Goodyear DuraTrac tires. There are also the new running boards and the special off-road lights.

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Chevrolet has taken the wraps off its new Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 at the fall meeting of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). Tagged as the most extreme fuel-cell-powered electric vehicle with off-road capabilities and underpinned by a stretched midsized pickup chassis, this Colorado ZH2 is simply physically imposing with a height of over six-and-a-half feet and a width of over seven feet wide.

The new Colorado ZH2 rides on a specially modified suspension and on 37-inch tires -- allowing the EV to tackle any kind of terrain. It is fitted with an Exportable Power Take-Off unit (EPTO), a system that enables the fuel cell to power activity away from the EV, including locations where electric power could be unavailable.

Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 is the result of a collaboration between General Motors and the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), taking them only less than a year to develop the EV from contract to concept. In this project, GM is leveraging an array of advanced technologies for multiple applications, including military. GM and TARDEC operate fuel cell development laboratories in southeast Michigan that are just 20 miles apart.

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According to a General Motors (GM) Company executive, the automobile manufacturer will raise the production rate of its Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup, which has suffered from low supply since it was launched for customer sales 18 months ago.

Production and assembly of the Chevrolet Colorado are being held at GM's plant in Wentzville, Missouri, where its sibling vehicle GMC Canyon is also produced. According to Chevrolet Director of Truck Marketing Sandor Piszar, there is a "hard tooling capacity on the line.”

To meet the demand for the trucks, Piszar said that the company will increase the production capacity at its Wentzville plant. Additionally, GM Wentzville plant spokesman Darin Copeland confirmed that the company is working on the line speed to produce more trucks.

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Riding on the 2015 success of its special-edition trucks, Chevrolet recently announced two new additions to its popular Midnight Special Edition -- the 2016 Silverado 1500 Z71 and the 2016 Colorado Z71.

The two new models will join a growing Chevrolet lineup in the special edition truck segment, prompted by an impressive 27 percent sales increase in 2015, which is even more significant after considering that it outpaced industry-wide truck market growth by a whopping 100 percent.

Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Truck marketing director, said that the company introduces several distinct special-editions trucks last year which, through clever coordination of equipment and appearance packages, targeted a specific enthusiast niche.

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A prototype of the Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup that’s meant to run on a commercially made hydrogen fuel cell propulsion cell is currently in the works. However, it’s not meant for the consumers just yet.

This Colorado prototype is a collaboration between General Motors and the U.S. Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center (TARDEC). According to Charlie Freese, who is executive director for Global Fuel Cell Engineering Activities at GM, the collaboration is meant to test GM’s hydrogen fuel cell technology to its limits.

Freese said that collaborating with the military creates an opportunity for the company to use heavy military usage as a means to gauge the performance of the technology. As for TARDEC, its director Paul Rogers stated that the collaboration will give the outfit the opportunity to gauge the potential that hydrogen fuel cell technology can bring to the military.

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Chevrolet has recently confirmed that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given its Certificate of Conformity to the 2016 Colorado Duramax diesel. According to the company, EPA said that there were no issues or any concerns revealed during the evaluation and testing of the Colorado Duramax’s emission control system.

For the two-wheel drive turbo-diesel, EPA estimates that it has a highway fuel economy of 31 mpg and therefore, this makes it the most fuel efficient of pickup trucks in the U.S.

The four-wheel drive meanwhile has a highway fuel economy of 29 mpg. In addition, since the two-wheel drive has a fuel tank that can carry 21 gallons, it can go as far as 651 miles on a full tank.

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Special editions of the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado will arrive in dealerships this fall. Those who want to make a visual statement should check out the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado’s Midnight Edition and Z71 Trail Boss. These special versions have Colorado’s options and accessories as well as custom design cues.

The Midnight Edition looks like an urban tuner vehicle. Meanwhile, the Z71 Trail Boss can be driven through terrain. Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager, said that these special edition models of the top-selling truck in the country are “aggressive editions” and show how to personalize the truck with the use of Chevrolet accessories depending on if it’s meant for the street, trail or both.

He also said that as the Colorado continues to attract more customers to the brand, the new Midnight Edition and Z71 Trail Boss provide more options but still offer capabilities and efficiency that are among the best in the segment. The 2016 Colorado Midnight Edition has a bold stance and has the same blacked-out design theme presented on the Silverado Midnight Edition.

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General Motors had a pleasant surprise when its Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups sold very quickly but with it comes the dilemma of having to meet demand. Its latest move to add production at its St. Louis-area truck plant was to cut an unpaid lunch break. GM had reshuffled its schedule to eliminate the production lull between shifts of 6 minutes.

In a day with three shifts, doing this translates to an extra 18 minutes of production. In a year, that’s 3,500 more trucks built. This is just one example of how car companies are finding creative ways to boost production from their plants instead of pouring more investment into new factories.

GM has been vigorously working to fill the high demand for the midsize pickups and the Chevy Express and GMC Savana commercial vans, which also roll out from Wentzville. A plant worker said that GM is hiring up to 1,000 "flex" workers. Most of them will fill shifts on Saturday and Sunday.

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The return of General Motors to offering smaller pickups in the U.S. has revived a declining market segment but it appears now that its new trucks are hurting sales of its higher-priced models. The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon were launched last autumn. Since then, the midsize pickup segment has increased from 1.4% last summer to over 2% of the total U.S. car and light truck market.

According to some industry officials, the segment may double the annual sales to 500,000 units, which would have made up 3% of the market last year. IHS Automotive analyst Tom Libby said that there are less positive trends that come with the growing figures for the Colorado and Canyon. GM cars and trucks make up 9 of the top 10 formerly owned by those who buy the Colorado and Canyon.

IHS data show that those who own full-size Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks account for over 16% of the buyers who switched into both smaller GM pickups. Libby said that these data are “ominous” and that there could be a deeper problem related to the possibility of affecting the sales of higher-margin models.

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Chevrolet unveiled today the 2015 Colorado GearOn Special Edition and announced that it will bring its brand new pickup at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. According to the manufacturer, the new pickup truck promises to blend its capability with the versatility of the GearOn accessory system.

Starting at $31,250, the 2015 Colorado GearOn Special Edition will be offerd on LT models in extended or crew cab configurations, with the long or short cargo bed and available 4WD.

The special edition features the GearOn accessory system, that was designed for easy configuration with a multitude of mounting accessories for everything from bikes, kayaks, skis and paddle boards to a bed-mounted tent.

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An off-road variant of the new Chevrolet Colorado was a possibility according to Mark Reuss and it appears that such a vehicle is getting closer to production as the company introduced the rugged Colorado ZR2 Concept at the 2014 LA Auto Show. Compared with the standard Colorado, the Chevrolet ZR2 Concept is 4 inches wider and comes with redesigned front and rear fascias that will help it be a better off-roader.

Ground clearance was also increased by two inches, while the new integral skid plates promise to protect it from rough terrain. The new off-road fascias reduce front and rear overhang and feature integrated, flip-out aluminum tow hooks as well as a built-in winch in the front. The mono-tube coil-over shock absorbers developed by King ensure a better suspension and feature remote-mounted fluid reservoirs.

The Colorado ZR2 Concept arrives with 18-inch aluminum multi-spoke, bead-lock-style wheels wrapped in 275/65R18 off-road tires. The wheels are housed beneath the custom wheel flares, complemented by custom rocker guards. The bed features a protective spray-in bed liner available with production Colorado models, GearOn accessories and a 48-inch Hi-Lift jack.

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Ricky Carmichael, a legend in motocross, revealed that with the Chevrolet Colorado, he has found the perfect go-anywhere transporter for his motorcycle, his mountain bike, and all the gear that goes with the two. In developing the Colorado Performance concept, Carmichael partnered with Chevrolet in order to show the lifestyle-supporting capability offered by the new midsize pickup truck of the brand.

This new model is expected to make its official debut during the SEMA Show, the largest trade show in the world as it relates to automotive personalization and performance. Working with Chevrolet, Carmichael came up with the unique concept equipment that would help mount the bike to the Colorado crew cab’s 6’2” cargo bed easier.

With the tailgate down, the cargo bed can haul items for a maximum of eight feet long. There is a concept tailgate extender that ensures the bikes are secured. The standard CornerStep on the rear bumper of the Colorado meanwhile ensures that it is easy to step up and then reach to the bed in order to retrieve other gear or even tighten the hold-down straps.

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Chevrolet displayed the flexibility and ability of the brand-new Colorado midsized pickup truck today at the SEMA Show, matching it with the Super Air Nautique 210, among the industry’s most well-known wakeboarding boats.

The concept Colorado crew cab, Nautique wakeboarding boat, and its trailer have the same customised paint scheme of orange metallic flake, while both the truck and trailer have matching 18” Chevy accessory wheels. With a dry 4,200 lbs weight for the 21-ft boat and approximately 1,000 lbs in trailer weight, the combo is well within the ability of the pickup’s class-leading 7,000-lbs maximum trailer rating.

Fully designed anew, the Super Air Nautique 210 integrates new tech and design elements that result in the appearance and operation that customers expect from Nautique. The level and forceful Super Air Nautique 210 gets its power from the ZR 450 by the Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group.

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