Chev shows how it’s done
Looking for some styling inspiration for your new Holden Colorado? Then you need look no further than the US of A where Chevrolet produce this limited edition ZR2 model.
Compared to a standard Colorado, the ZR2 features a much wider track and a lift kit. Functional rockers have been added for better performance over rocks and obstacles, and the front and rear bumpers have been modified for better off-road clearance.
Then there are the front and rear electronic locking differentials, and first off-road application of Chevrolet’s Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve ( DSSVTM) damper technology.
So, it’s way more than the typical dress-up kit!
Visually, the production version of the Colorado ZR2 closely resembles the concept shown at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Consumer response to that concept was so overwhelming, the team knew they needed to carry as much of the original design into production as possible.
Wheels are 17 x 8-inch alloy, in a pattern exclusive to the ZR2, tyres 31-inch Goodyear Duratracs.
Track front and rear has been widened by 76mm ( three-and-a-half inches), with new cast-iron control arms for greater durability in off-road situations.
The front bumper has tapered ends to increase the tyre clearance and there is an integrated aluminium skid plate protecting the radiator and sump, and a second one keeping the transfer case out of harm’s way.
The bed-mounted spare tyre carrier, seen on reveal vehicles at the Los Angeles Auto Show, is an optional extra but electronic diff locks are standard front and rear, which – with the AutoTrac transfer case – offers nine drive configurations.
US-spec ZR2 Colorado is serious piece of kit.