Chevrolet Colorado Adds RST, Trail Runner Special Editions


Chevrolet has sole some-more than 428,792 Colorados, fueled by consistent creation and a extended operation of choices

DETROIT — November outlines a four-year anniversary of a lapse of a segment-redefining Colorado midsize truck. Introduced as a 2015 model, a Colorado accessible a initial full month of sales in Oct 2014. Since then, U.S. business have bought some-more than 428,792 Colorados.

To celebrate, Chevrolet is expanding a Colorado operation with dual new special editions, a off-road Z71 Trail Runner and street-focused RST, that offer options to compare patron interests on a trails and on a street.

“The success of Colorado helped reignite a midsize lorry segment, that increasing 27 percent from 2015 to 2017,” pronounced Sandor Piszar, executive of Marketing for Chevrolet Trucks. “It altered what business approaching from a midsize truck, brought new business to Chevrolet and has desirous competitors to follow Chevy’s lead.”

The Colorado also helped make GM a many successful lorry association for 4 uninterrupted years, offering 634,505 some-more pickups than a closest manufacturer from 2013 by a initial 3 buliding of 2018.

Colorado’s success has been fueled by one of a broadest lineups in a midsize shred — including 3 powertrains, 3 configurations and a far-reaching operation of models and special editions — with a solid intonation of innovation.

Upon a introduction as a 2015 model, Colorado brought a new customary to a shred with 3 powertrain options, an EPA-estimated 27 mpg highway and 7,000 pounds of towing capability, and it introduced facilities such as a built-in Wi-Fi Hotspot with accessible 4G LTE data.

Since then, Colorado has done updates each calendar year, including:

  • 2015: First accessible diesel engine offering in a shred (excluding other GM brands). Four years after it was introduced, no other aspirant offers a diesel engine*, with class-leading 30 mpg highway fuel economy and class-leading towing ability of 7,700 pounds.
  • 2016: All-new V-6 gas engine and segment-first eight-speed transmission.
  • 2017: ZR2 indication with wider track, carried cessation from a factory, insubordinate Multimatic DSSV dampers and class-exclusive customary front and back electronic locking differentials.
  • 2018: ZR2 Bison opening various grown in partnership with AEV that will strech dealers in early 2019.
  • 2019: Two new special editions combined to a lineup: RST and Z71 Trail Runner.

Both new special editions underline a flow-through “CHEVROLET” lettered grille initial introduced on a Colorado ZR2 Bison. The grille is also accessible as an appendage for an MSRP of $395, not including designation or tax.

The Colorado RST builds on a successful street-focused RST models offering on Tahoe, Suburban and a all-new Silverado. For Colorado, a RST is formed on a LT trim and adds monochromatic extraneous equivalent with black beltline and physique side moldings. It also adds a black tailgate bowtie, Colorado and RST badges. The RST is also a initial Colorado to offer 20-inch wheels, finished in low-gloss black.

The Z71 Trail Runner starts with a Colorado Z71 off-road package and adds a Colorado ZR2’s underbody protection. Changes embody hammered aluminum front and midst movement plates, organic rocker insurance and Goodyear Duratrac tires.

With a Z71 Trail Runner, a Colorado lineup now offers 4 graphic levels of off-road capability:

  • Colorado Z71: Z71 Off-Road Suspension, involuntary locking back differential and singular 17-inch embellished wheels and all-terrain tires.
  • New Colorado Z71 Trail Runner: Adds additional off-road insurance to a Z71 trim with a Colorado ZR2’s front and midst movement plates, rocker insurance and 17-inch Goodyear Duratrac tires standard.
  • Colorado ZR2: Compared to a customary Colorado, a ZR2 facilities a factory-installed 3.5-inch wider lane and a cessation carried by 2 inches. Class-exclusive facilities embody front and back electronic locking differentials and Multimatic DSSV Dampers. The ZR2 also facilities front and midst movement plates, rocker insurance and front and back bumpers mutated for improved off-road clearance.
  • Colorado ZR2 Bison: The ZR2 Bison adds even some-more impassioned off-road capability with 5 hot-stamped Boron steel movement plates and hammered steel front and back bumpers with front winch supplies and back liberation points.

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