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The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado is getting a face-lift as the pickup truck goes under the knife for the 2021 model year. The revisions to the front and rear end include a new bow-tie badge on the grille and the word “Chevrolet” embossed across its tailgate. Some designs are different for the ZR2. The truck’s WT, LT, and Z71 trims have a new grille and a lower fascia design.
The Colorado model features flow-through lettering on the grille and bowtie. The badging on the ZR2 blends the grille into the front bumper, and it compliments the ZR2 nicely. The grille and badging are great for setting the vehicle apart from other truck models.
The ZR2 exterior adds tow hooks, which complement the lengthy list of off-road-minded features. For 2021, the Colorado vehicle has front and rear electronically locking differentials, a skid plate to protect the underbody, and a 2.0-inch lift and 3.5-inch full track. The wider track is standard to the Colorado.
For 2021, the Colorado’s grille loosely resembles the full-size counterpart. The details on the Chevy’s lower fascia are hard to see, but it looks very similar to the one on today’s model. The models having a similar fascia will give it familiarity that buyers will definitely notice.
The lineup for the Colorado will now feature a more significant difference between the trims. There’s a new color addition to the exterior paint color, and that’s the “Sand Dune Metallic” paint color, which will be available as an option on the Z71 and ZR2 models. We can only imagine how much better it’ll look, the dustier it gets.
“We’ve sold 520,000 Colorado pickups in five years through a relentless, foot-on-the-gas approach to product and feature updates,” said director of marketing for Chevrolet Trucks, Bob Krapes. “With its new-look front end and tailgate, Colorado will now have a more aggressive appearance to match its award-winning capability.” The new-look could benefit the sales on the Colorado, but that’s just speculation for right now.
Chevrolet hasn’t said anything about what’s under the hood of the Colorado, but enthusiasts have their theories. Many believe that what’s under the hood will be the current crop of powertrains to carryover. According to mortor1.com, it will include today’s 186-hp turbodiesel 2.8-liter inline-four, 200-horsepower 2.5-liter inline-four, and 308-hp-liter V6 engine.
The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado made its debut on October 10th at the 2019 Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic in Laughlin, Nevada. Pricing remains a bit of a mystery, but Chevrolet has stated that the updated mid-size pickup will go on sale in 2020. So those who want the updated mid-size pickup won’t have to wait long.
Founded in 1911, Chevrolet’s hometown and it’s now one of the world’s largest car brands. It is doing business in more than 115 countries, and it’s selling more than 4.0 million vehicles a year. Chevrolet provides its customers with a fuel-efficient vehicle that features an engaging performance, passive and active safety features, a design that is classic in its own right and easy-to-use technology, and it’s something that can be found in its value pricing.
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The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 only produces 2,000 units per year and it already reached its quota for this year. Bison, the ZR2 model that’s sold out, is an upgrade to an already serious off-road pickup. So does that mean that it’s nowhere to be found? Not exactly.
Thedrive.com reached out to Chevrolet in regards to the truck being sold out or not and Monte Doran, Chevrolet spokesperson, told them “the Bison is incredibly popular, and demand from both dealers and customers is exceeding supply.” That’s good for Chevrolet. Dealers have asked for far more Bison’s than they can produce.
As it stands, the Bison currently makes up about 10 percent of total Colorado sales, according to Chevrolet truck marketing director Sandor Piszar. According to official sales data, the Chevrolet Colorado tallied 134,842 US sales in 2018. Beyond the formidable ZR2 is the extreme Colorado ZR2 Bison, which tops the Colorado truck lineup in off-road capability, and price.
SO WHAT’S NEW?
Chevrolet worked with aftermarket truck outfitter AEV (American Expedition Vehicles) to take the already capable ZR2 one step further, leading to Bison. The truck outfitter also designed new front and rear steel bumpers to protect the truck from trail obstructions. The front bumper has factory accommodations for a winch and unlike the standard ZR2 bumper, the Bison’s steel bumper offers a place for a pair of standard factory fog lights.
The rear bumper features chassis mounted tubular corner pieces that wrap around the rear quarter panels to provide some extra protection. It also features two integrated recovery points for when things don’t go as planned. Lastly, a new grille with flow-through “Chevrolet” lettering replaces the traditional bowtie.
Keeping the ZR2 Bison on the road is a set of 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac off-road tires mounted to Bison-specific 17 x 8-inch aluminum wheels. Which adds wider fender flares than the standard ZR2 to go with the new rubber and also has a 3.5-inch wider rear track. On pavement, the truck still rides smoothly in spite of its toughened, giant tires, thanks to the Multimatic DSSV dampers.
Behind the wheel, the changes don’t translate to a different experience from the regular ZR2. Those knobby rubbers still send a decent amount of road noise into the cabin and cause the truck to move a bit. The 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V-6 doesn’t have trouble holding the truck at speeds high enough. Even with those traction tires and height and the 308 horsepower and 275 ft-lb of torque.
Inside, customers will find exclusive headrest stitching and floor liners that feature the AEV logo. Outside, a snorkel, which helps the Bison ford through water, provides proper air filtration while driving on dusty trails. Other things that can be included are front and rear locking electronic differentials, Multimatic DSSV dampers, off-road rocker protection, an Autotrac transfer case, a rear axle with a 3.42 ratio and the Bison can be equipped with the optional 2.8-liter Duramax turbo diesel.
If customers are willing to do the research they will still be able to find one in dealer inventories. They will have to call daily and see if dealers have a Bison on order that has not been sold to another customer. But from a Chevrolet perspective, the vehicle is sold out.
But you’ll have to act fast since the truck is in high demand, especially the 2019 model. Chevrolet told thedrive.com that the trucks only sit on a lot for 10 days on average before being sold. That is no time at all.
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Chevrolet has enjoyed a good year for both innovative new vehicles and more acclaim for their craftsmanship. Chevy found success with their all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 and 2019 Chevy Trax. As 2018 draws to an end, let’s recap the latest Chevy vehicles that have come out. Let’s start with the all-new Chevrolet Silverado, a stunning example of one of the highlights in 2018 for Chevrolet. There’s something for everyone within the latest Chevy vehicles!
All-New 2019 Chevrolet Silverado
The newest Silverado from Chevrolet is an enhanced and well amplified light-duty pickup truck. The 2019 Silverado extended its bed size by 10 cubic feet from the former model and worked to claim the Best-in-class cargo volume, box length and box depth. Through the enhancement of their truck bed, new frame and overall interior, Chevy knew they had to name their truck bed to differentiate itself from other companies. They named the truck bed the Chevy Durabed and it is far more superior than what is offered from the competition in the pickup market. The Durabed is so strong it can endure 72518.9 pounds of pressure-per-square-inch, reaching over double the former Silverado rating from the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado truck.
Not only did the Durabed help raise the value of the all-new Silverado, owners have the choice of three available transmissions, (six, eight and 10-speed options). The Crew Cab models have increased the to over 500 pounds more with the maximum towing capacity up to 12,200 pounds with the 6.2-Liter V8 engine and four-wheel-drive. Owners will also have best-in-class box depth and box length at floor, with the standard box reaching 79 inches, 3 more than the Ford F-Series and Ram 1500. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado starts at $29,795 MSRP (plus destination fee) for the base model Work Truck. The most valuable, superior 2019 Silverado High Country begins at $54,495 MSRP (plus destination fee). Thanks to the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, Chevy has attracted many new customers. (more…)
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Chevrolet is revamping their 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 with the new ZR2 Bison trim. This off-road version of the Colorado pickup is a rugged trim made possible with a partnership with American Expedition Vehicles. Chevy’s newest mid-size truck option with unlimited off-road capabilities was first introduced at the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association show (SEMA) as a concept vehicle. The Colorado ZR2 Bison is not your average pickup as the undercarriage of the Bison carries high level protection with five skid plates. The skid plates are comprised of hot-stamped boron steel. With the mindset of making a fully protected truck capable of dealing with the harsh trails of expeditions, Chevrolet has succeeded with flying colors.
How Ready Is the Bison For Off-Road Travel?
The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison includes a 2.8-Liter, six-speed Duramax turbo-diesel engine that generates 186-horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. The Bison also drives on huge 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac off-road tires. Customers can choose between either a crew or extended cab for the truck. There’s also the addition of third-party add-ons like a snorkel from American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) that is fitted for all Colorado pickup trucks. While this is the first time AEV has worked with Chevy, they have pulled out all the stops to make this vehicle a success.
Drivers can feel secure going on the road less traveled knowing there’s armor protecting the fuel tank, transfer case, locking differentials and oil pan. The protection is provided by AEV, who helped make the Jeep Wrangler Brute. There’s no need to buy any extra protection or modifications for the new 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison; it’s ready to go off-road from the first day of purchase. AEV also provided its expertise to the ZR2 Bison’s stamped steel front and rear bumpers. The front bumper includes fog lights which helps with nighttime visibility for drivers. The bumper also includes winch provisions.
Strong and Capable, This Bison Is Ready For Everyone To See
The Bison is decked out in Bison decals, all visible along the bed sides, and an AEV Bison logo (where the Bison gets its name) resides along the tailgate. The AEV logo is apart of the interior, embroidered on top of the floor liners and front head restraints. The Bison will not carry the Chevrolet bowtie on its grille however, replaced with the Chevrolet brand on the front end.
“More and more enthusiasts are discovering that Colorado is ideal for off-roading, especially overland travel. The Colorado Z71 offers a full suite of off-road equipment, the maneuverability of a midsize truck and the driving range of a class-exclusive diesel engine. The Colorado ZR2 offers even greater off-road capability with class-exclusive front and rear locking differentials. And now, Bison offers customers an even more extreme turnkey off-road truck ready to tackle your next adventure,” said Sandor Piszar, Director of Chevy Marketing.
The Bison Is Ready to Roam
This vehicle is highly shielded, looks imposing from the start and matches customers expectations of being an engaged off-road vehicle. While there are a total of four options for the Colorado sold by Chevy, this is the extreme off-road option for customers. The diesel option, a V6 gas engine option, the ZR2 off-road and now the Bison trim make up the Colorado pickup lineup. Whichever one is desired, there’s a place that has them ready to go.
Come To Miami Lakes Automall
Miami Lakes Automall makes it easy for customers to find what they want and our professional team is happy to show off our entire lineup, including the 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2. From our new to our pre-owned vehicles, there’s a large selection. If you’re looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our financing team can support you for any buying or leasing needs. Need to sell or trade-in your vehicle? Visit at Miami Lakes Automall.
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Happy Ugly Truck Day! Yes, July 20th is nationally recognized as Ugly Truck Day. While the special day is all in good fun, you don’t have to be stuck with an ugly truck. Here at Miami Lakes Automall we have plenty of pretty Chevy trucks to go around. So, maybe you want to celebrate Ugly Truck Day by trading in your ugly truck for a pretty Chevy Colorado, Silverado 1500 or Silverado 2500 available at Miami Lakes Automall.
2016 Chevrolet Colorado
The Chevy Colorado is the most affordable and the smallest of Chevy’s four trucks and it has been Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year for the last two years. The Colorado is available in two- or four-wheel drive, four different trims, and three different engine options, one of which is the new Duramax diesel engine.