The Off-Road Ready 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

November 23rd, 2016 by


Chevy has just unveiled the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, a new version of the Colorado, at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This special edition version of the midsize Colorado pickup promises serious off-road prowess across the board, and you can get ready for its arrival at your Cincinnati area Chevy dealer—Tom Gill Chevrolet in Florence, KY.

Off-Road Ready Design

The 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 has been raised two inches on its suspension and features serious off-road hardware in the form of spool-valve dampers, heavy duty shock absorbers specifically designed for rough terrain, 31-inch Goodyear Duratrac tires on 17-inch wheels, skid plates, and a spare tire carrier mounted right into the truck bed. On top of all that, this version of the Colorado is 3.5 inches wider than the traditional Colorado pickup, helping to increase its stability on rough terrain.

Powertrain Performance

The 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 backs up its commanding off-road profile with a couple of confident powertrain options:

  • 3.6L V6: The base engine on the Colorado ZR2 will be a 3.6L V6, and it will come mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Output on this powertrain will be robust at 308 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque.
  • 2.8L Turbodiesel Four-Cylinder: For those looking to save on gas while getting serious levels of torque, a 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel inline-four will come with a six-speed automatic transmission and deliver a total output of 181 hp and an impressive 369 lb-ft of torque.

When Can I Get It?

There’s not yet a release date available for the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2, but General Motors says that you can expect to see it rolling into your local Chevy dealership in the spring of 2017.

Test Drive a Chevy Colorado Today

While the all-new 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 isn’t yet available, you can find the current model year of the Chevrolet Colorado on sale at Tom Gill Chevrolet, your Cincinnati area Chevy dealership. You can find us at 7830 Commerce Dr. in Florence, KY, and you can contact us directly at (855) 977-0189. Our doors are open for sales seven days a week.