2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 News And Updates: Meanest Of Its Class Went Off-Road At LA Auto Show Debut

The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 went off-road at LA Auto Show literally as it made its official debut. It appears that the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 seem like it would be out of its element being showcased in an ordinary manner, so the meanest of its class vehicle brought a patch of off-road with it.

The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

Referring to the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 as the meanest of its class is no exaggeration. The automaker stated in comparison to any midsize pickup out there, the 2017 Chevrolet ZR2 has more off-road technology to offer than the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, Nissan Frontier PRO-X4 and other rivals in the market, Sudbury reported.

Looks Can Be Deceiving

Looking at the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 from a distance can make it seem like it's not very impressive. However, getting a closer look confirms that the hardcore off-road machine can back its claim. According to a report from Carscoops, the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is equipped with Multimatic's DSSV suspension setup along with an all-wheel drive (AWD) system that has nine different configurations for drivers to choose from depending on the kind of off-road adventures they pick. It was also mentioned that the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 has both Hi and Lo 4WD with locked transfer case coupled with rear and front differentials. A pure rear-wheel drive (RWD) is also available.

Monsters Under The Hood

Powering the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is a choice between a couple of monsters in the forms of a 3.6-liter V6 engine capable of producing 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque or a Duramax diesel engine with an output of 181 horsepower and torque of 369 pound-feet. These monsters are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission as reported.

Price And Availability

Given how the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 went off-road during its LA Auto Show debut, buyers are probably going to be lining up to get their hands on the beast. However, buyers will have to wait as the exact date of its availability and price, have not yet been disclosed.

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