After numerous announcements and presentations of pre-production versions, the 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2 finally came into production. According to people from the company, Colorado ZR2 is “the most capable midsize Chevy truck ever”. This is a true off-road model, ready for all challenges. The ZR2 is a model that Chevrolet ‘tackles’ with competition, and sets new standards.
When Chevrolet prepared changes and improvements for the standard Colorado 2017, it was expected that the ZR2 would be on offer. However, his arrival awaited a little longer. Although based on the 2017 Colorado model, this model carries the prefix 2018. As with the standard model, the Colorado ZR2 has also got a new aggregate that the company offers.
Unlike the standard Colorado truck, the 2018 Colorado ZR2 will not offer a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. Although this is a best-in-class fuel economy engine, it will not be found under the hood of the ZR2 version. Recall, this engine delivers 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque, with a fuel consumption of 19 city/26 hwy mpg.
The 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2 will offer two extremely powerful engines. And these aggregates are the best in class, for many reasons. The first is the best-in-class horsepower 3.6-liter DOHC V6 engine. This engine has 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. Also, he is also the best-in-class towing capacity engine, with its 7,000 lbs. Fuel consumption is about 18 city/25 hwy mpg.
In the end, there is a Duramax 2.8-liter turbo diesel engine. This best-in-class torque engine delivers 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Towing capacity of 7,700 lbs. It makes him the best-in-class, too. In the end, this engine is the best in class, for another parameter. It is a fuel economy, which is 22 city/30 hwy mpg.
The Colorado ZR2 version features Multimatic shock absorbers, increased clearance, a sharp track mark, and an electronic locking system for the front and rear differentials. This greatly improves its off-road performance and capabilities. These factors make a difference to the standard model, and place it at the top of the model offerings.
Sure, this is a genuine off-road model. Of course, it’s so constructed. However, the 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2 is excellent in urban conditions. When you are not adventurous, this model is a great city car. All this thanks to the exceptional interior and excellent economy. However, when you want to go from asphalt to earth roads, or somewhere where there are no roads, ZR2 shows the right face. Using Off-Road Mode, adjusting the calibration of engine, transmission and traction control systems to improve performance in rough driving conditions.
2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Design
The external appearance of this model differs from the standard Chevy Colorado, for many reasons. First of all, we have already mentioned some elements, such as special absorbers, a sharp track of wheels and raised clearance. There is also a different front bumper and grille, as well as a specially designed hood. On 17-inch wheels, Goodyear Duratrac tires are found.
We also mentioned a great interior, which makes this model special. It is adorned with a black leather seat and steering wheel, as well as the “ZR2” logo on the headrests and other interior elements.
How much is the 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2?
Base Colorado is sold at a price of $ 21,000. So many WT 2WD versions. The version with the Z71 trim and AWD drive system costs $ 37,000. As 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2 represents this model in lineup, its price is also determined. This model costs around $ 43,000 in version with AWD and Craw Cab Short Box configuration.