If off-road is your passion, then you should order a Chevy Colorado ZR2, but if you already did you need to know the vehicle is closer to you than before, as production has kicked off.
The first series of the off-road pickup truck has left the assembly facility in Wentzville, Missouri, with Chevrolet adding its first owners will receive the adventurous truck until the end of the month. We wouldn’t discuss the production of the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 if it weren’t something special with it – the model first showed last fall at the Los Angeles Auto Show is no ordinary workhorse, because its primary use is on hard off-road courses. The modified front and rear bumpers are all about better clearance and make way for the use of 31-inch Goodyear Duratrac tires on 17×8-inch wheels, and there’s new cast-iron control arms to increase the track width and also provide towards a 2-inch lift.
Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve (DSSV) dampers from Multimatic are being used – and these are the same guys that deliver the technology for the suspension of the Camaro Z/28, or take care of the Ford GT assembly. Powertrain options include a 3.6-liter V6 gas engine or a 2.8-liter turbodiesel, and there’s standard four-wheel drive, a spray-on bedliner, functional recovery hooks, skid plates, rock rails, and even wireless phone charging.