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Colorado ZR2 Ready for Desert Competition

If you were one of the lucky ones who ordered a new Chevy Colorado ZR2 from Chapman Chevrolet earlier this year, expect to receive your truck soon. The first deliveries of this versatile off-road truck are happening now, in plenty of time for summer off-roading and desert competitions. Chad Hall of Hall Racing will be running a Red Hot Crew Cab version of the ZR2 in the Best of the Desert racing series this August. “The Colorado ZR2 really caught our attention with its built-in versatility and the high-speed, off-road potential of the Multimatic DSSV dampers,” Hall said. “We love the ground clearance, ride stability, departure and breakover angles of the ZR2, and the inherent light weight and maneuverability of its midsize package. It should be a great platform for us to build an off-road desert racing truck.”

ZR2 Combines Agility of Midsize Truck With Tech

The new Chevy Colorado ZR2 is the best of both worlds for off-road drivers, mixing the nimbleness and maneuverability of a midsize pickup with the power, technology and off-road features that serious trail busters desire. The front and rear tracks of the ZR2 are 3.5 inches wider than a standard Colorado. The suspension gives two more inches of ground clearance, and functional rockers provide greater performance when climbing over rocks and other trail obstacles. Rear electronic locking differentials, an optional diesel engine and the technologically advanced damper technology all add to the desirability of Chevy’s latest model. If you didn’t order a ZR2, there’s still plenty of time to get one. Check in with the pros at Chapman Chevrolet to see when you can test drive this off-road beast.

Colorado Now Offers 8-Speed Automatic

For customers who don’t do a lot of off-roading but still need a pickup that combines top-notch hauling ability with the flexibility to maneuver through urban streets, the Chevy Colorado fits the bill. Now with an 8-speed automatic transmission and available diesel engine, the Colorado provides the ultimate in power and fuel efficiency. “The Colorado is currently the most fuel-efficient pickup truck in America, with an EPA estimated 31 mpg highway when equipped with the diesel engine,” said Stand Ludlow, Chevy’s chief Colorado engineer. “Drivers will immediately notice that it pulls harder when accelerating from a stop or passing on the highway; it is more confident pulling a trailer up a steep grade and it is more refined cruising at a constant highway speed.” The Colorado has been the most awarded midsize pickup recently, winning Motor Trend’s “Truck of the Year” two consecutive years.

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