Four Wheeler is gratified to announce that a Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is a leader of a 29th annual 2018 Pickup Truck of a Year competition.
“The ZR2 takes a means Colorado tallness to a new turn with a dizzying array of modifications including front and back electric differential lockers, Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve shocks, a 2-inch-taller float height, 3.5-inch-wider lane width, additional skidplating, 31-inch tires, and many some-more off-road-centric goodies. The outcome is a lorry that is peaceful and means to conquer turf that would leave many other trucks behind,” says Four Wheeler Editor Ken Brubaker.
The highway to winning Four Wheeler’s prestigious 2018 Pickup Truck of a Year endowment was indeed some-more of a rutted, rocky, hilly, snow-clogged two-track. After ramp transport index and lane testing, a infancy of a foe was finished off-road. All In total, a weeklong exam lonesome over 1,000 miles.
It became transparent really fast that a ZR2 was in a component off-road. The Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve shocks—not seen before in a lorry application—worked intensely good to damp a cessation over severe turf and minister to a Colorado’s superb handling. At speed, a judges also appreciated a total fortitude of a ZR2’s 3.5-inch-wider track. Judges also gave high outlines to a ZR2 for a increasing float tallness and incomparable hole tires, and there was assent of mind meaningful that a underbody was fast with additional skidplating should hit start with off-road obstacles. Also a favorite was a increasing cessation travel. With 8.9 inches adult front and 10 inches in a rear, a ZR2 simply floated over choppy silt or severe trails during speed, and it helped yield stable, soothing landings when airing a ZR2.
Judges gave high outlines to a ZR2’s discretionary 2.8L Duramax turbodiesel I-4 direct-injected engine, that supposing a resources of well-spoken energy while returning superb fuel economy. The ZR2-specific extraneous enhancements also tender a judges, both from visible and organic standpoints. Features enclosed 8-inch-wide aluminum wheels, a some-more assertive grille and hood, immaculate steel stone sliders, and a high-clearance front fender with integrated skidplate. Inside a ZR2, judges appreciated a tester’s easy-to-clean vinyl flooring (which transposed a customary carpeting during no charge) and a full apartment of connectivity features, including an infotainment complement with navigation and 8-inch touchscreen.
During testing, gifted judges rotated between a margin of competitors on a unchanging basis, that supposing equal contrast time. Judges enclosed staff from several publications within TEN: A Discovery Communications Company, including Four Wheeler, 4-Wheel Off-Road, and Jp Magazine. Along a way, judges graded car criteria and logged comments in a central judging books. When contrast was completed, a car criteria information supposing by a judges was total with opening and other information to emanate a measure for any vehicle. In a end, a ZR2 won 3 of 5 categories to acquire a pretension of a 2018 Pickup Truck of a Year.
You can review a central 2018 Pickup Truck of a Year press recover HERE.