The 2017 Colorado ZR2 is off-road ready

Chevrolet's latest Colorado variant is intended for serious all-terrain use. The ZR2 mid-size pick-up, which has been unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show, boasts numerous modifications to help achieve that goal.

As a starting point, a two-inch ride-height lift and reprofiled bumpers have increased the approach and departure angles. Extra protection is provided by steel rocker bars, an aluminium engine skid plate and a shield for the AutoTrac transfer case.

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Crew Cab (2017 North American Spec) Side

Together with a wider track, an upgraded suspension set-up includes Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve dampers that are reckoned to offer better handling and ride characteristics. The ZR2 features exclusive 17” wheels shod with 31” Goodyear Duratrac tyres.

Customers will get to specify either a 308 bhp (230 kW / 312 PS) 3.6 litre V6 petrol engine or a 181 bhp (135 kW / 183 PS) 2.8 litre I4 Duramax diesel unit. Both options come with a selectable four-wheel drive system, plus front and rear electronic locking differentials.

Prices for the 2017 Colorado ZR2 have yet to be announced.

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Extended Cab (2017 North American Spec) InteriorChevrolet Colorado ZR2 Extended Cab (2017 North American Spec) Front Side

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