Drive Wire For November 16th, 2016: GM Finally Reveals the Chevy Colorado ZR2
It's as if Chevy knows what we have been dreaming about.
Today on Drive Wire we take a look at the recently-debuted Chevy Colorado ZR2. Almost identical to the concept we saw back in 2014, the off-road ready ZR2 has one mean mug. Powered by the 2.8 liter Duramax diesel engine, the ZR2 will happily dish out 369lb-ft of torque.
The front bumper has been replaced with one that will allow for steeper approach angles as well as undercarriage protection thanks to an integrated aluminum skid plate. The modified Colorado has received a two inch lift, and the track has been widened by three and a half inches.
With all that space, GM has opted to throw on some knobby 33 inch tires as well as the coveted Multimatic Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve shocks. This will allow for improved handling and a well-balanced ride. Rather than being forced to pick between ride comfort and handling, the new shocks help the truck to bomb through the desert will still conquer the suburban roads. If that wasn't enough, the ZR2 will come with a multitude of electric locking differential options to keep you crawling no matter what terrain lies ahead.