As Isuzu moves to debut its next-generation 2020 D-Max pickup (which the Colorado will no longer be based on) in Thailand, Chevrolet is introducing an update to its Colorado pickup.
Chevrolet North America has announced an updated look for its Colorado pickup. For 2021, the Chevy Colorado gets meaner, more aggressive look. Revealed in ZR2 and ZR2 race truck trim, the refreshed pickup truck gets engineering updates as well with more 4x4 technologies.
Beginning with its exterior, the 2021 Colorado has received a redesigned front fascia. It gets a Sliverado-like front grill painted in black, a bow-tie logo that is also finished in black, along with a new front bumper and front skid plate design that give it a more cohesive design. Only available for the ZR2 is the new ‘flow-through’ Chevrolet lettering which makes it have a more distinct look.
Other variants such as the WT, LT, and Z71 Colorado models will also receive updated center bars, lower front fascias, and front skid plates for 2021. In addition, the rest of the lineup will come with gold-finished bow-tie logos. Additional changes made to the 2021 Colorado ZR2 include red tow hooks, thinner wheel lip moldings, and a new sports bar mounted on the bed.
Chevrolet has decided to ditch the bowtie logo on the tailgate and going for an 'old school' look with 'CHEVROLET' spelled out.
Like its predecessor, the 2021 ZR2 will also come with the Multimatic DSSV dampers, front and rear locking differentials, two-inch suspension lift kit, off-road rocker protection, cast-iron control arms, and a wider track that measures 3.5-inches.
No engine specifics were mentioned by the bow-tie brand. However, we won’t be surprised if the 2021 Colorado will be equipped with the same engines as before. These include the 3.0-liter V6 that pushes out 308 PS with 373 Nm, a 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel with 188 PS and 500 Nm of torque and a 2.5-liter turbo-diesel engine that puts out 200 PS.
It is set to make its public debut on October 10 at the Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic, while the ZR2 will debut at the SEMA show in Las Vegas next month.