Although we had a chance to test-drive the new diesel-powered Colorado recently at a press launch in Solvang, California, what we didn’t know then is exactly what the fuel economy would be, as the EPA testing wasn’t completed at the time. Today, the wait is over, as Chevrolet can lay claim to having the most fuel-efficient truck in the U.S. with its 31 mpg highway fuel economy for the two-wheel-drive version of the diesel Colorado.
Chevrolet announced a new Z71 Trail Boss Edition for the 2016 Colorado, a truck we had the chance to drive while getting our first impression of the new 2.8-liter Duramax diesel engine. For the 2015 SEMA Show, Chevrolet wanted to up the ante with its Z71 Trail Boss 3.0 concept, which takes the performance of the Trail Boss to the next level with Chevy accessories and performance parts.
Portland, OR – Bushwacker has released its popular Pocket Style® fender flares for the 2015–2016 Chevrolet Colorado pickup, which provide an additional 1.5-inches of tire coverage. This extra coverage makes the flares ideal for Colorado trucks outfitted with wider tires, and provides a custom off-road style.
In the coming months we plan to get behind the wheel of arguably Chevrolet’s most ambitious mid-size truck offering to date, the 2016 Colorado powered by a 2.8-liter turbo-diesel Duramax engine. Even with that new and exciting engine option looming on the horizon, Chevrolet has announced two special edition Colorados that will be offered in the 2016 lineup as well.
Lansing, Mich. – To provide increased safety and comfort for 2011-2015 Chevy/GMC C/K 3500 (two and four wheel drive) commercial chassis trucks when towing or hauling heavy loads, Air Lift Company offers a new LoadLifter 500 Ultimate air spring kit. These fully-adjustable air springs help reduce driver fatigue by improving the ride characteristics of a fully-loaded vehicle, working with the existing suspension to deliver up to 5,000 pounds of load-leveling capacity and improved handling.
DETROIT – For U.S. military veterans waiting for the right time to purchase a GMC truck, crossover or SUV, GMC is expanding the GM Military Discount to all veterans – regardless of separation date – through June 30.
The expanded discount is part of GM Military Appreciation Month, which began May 1. Last year, more than 40,000 active-duty, reserves, retired and veteran service members used the discount to purchase vehicles from eligible GM brands, including veteran Kathryn Scott of Reidsville, Ga. who bought a new GMC Terrain.
MILWAUKEE – GM truck owners can now simplify the workday and improve security with convenient one-key access to multiple locks using the BOLT(r) series of locks by STRATTEC(r) Security Corporation. This patented, breakthrough one-key lock technology is now available to work with the high-security, center-cut key design of the 2015 GM Silverado HD, Sierra HD as well as the 2015 Colorado and Canyon models. BOLT locks are designed to be programmed to a single truck ignition key, with products available to secure trailers, tools and gear, including:
DETROIT – Chevrolet today released a holiday message that Facebook and Twitter users can share to brighten their friends’ days while giving back to their communities through United Way. Chevrolet will contribute $1 to United Way for each share and retweet of Chevrolet’s Facebook post and Tweet of the video up to a total of $500,000.
LOS ANGELES – Chevrolet today introduced the Colorado ZR2 concept – a vision of how Chevrolet could take the all-new midsize truck’s off-road capability to the next level. It also showcases the new 2.8L Duramax diesel engine that will arrive in the Colorado lineup later next year.
Line-X has already enjoyed tremendous success as a franchiser of high-performance spray-on bedliners, but this week at the SEMA Show, the company announced that is expanding its Truck Gear line of aftermarket parts in a unique fashion that stays true to the company’s roots.