Get a load of the amazing new Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 AEV Concept. Three years after the original Chevy Colorado debuted in the U.S., Chevrolet hit us with the Colorado ZR2 AEV Concept and it is ready to take you anywhere your off-roading heart desires.
The brand new go-anywhere pickup truck was unveiled at the 2017 Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas this week. Chevrolet collaborated with longtime off-road manufacturer American Expedition Vehicles to make this go-anywhere truck a reality.
The regular ZR2 already packed a punch, but the ZR2 AEV Concept goes to new heights and mountaintops thanks to its 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine. This impressive midsize adventure truck sits on huge 35-inch BF Goodrich KM2 Mud-Terrain tires and a fully upgraded suspension from AEV that includes specially tuned Multimatic DSSVTM Shocks.
Cosmetically, the Colorado ZR2 AEV Concept gets a more aggressive facelift with upgraded AEV off-road bumpers, expedition bed rack, high-clearance fender flares, DualSport beadlock wheels, LED lighting, off-road air intake, performance exhaust, and a high-rise snorkel.
Underneath features complete underbody skid protection. You are ready for whatever the wilderness throws your way because this customized Colorado can be equipped with a Hi-Lift Jack, Warn winch, MAXTRAX, ARB fridge/freeze, Alu-Box storage cases, NATO-style fuel cans, and a James Baroud awning. Inside the cabin, you get tech improvements such as 4G LTE Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay, Forward Collision Alert, and Lane Departure Warning.
“Colorado can play any way you want,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. vice president, Truck Strategy, Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “The work with AEV and Hall Racing acknowledges the strengths of our midsize platform, with both SEMA entries showcasing the versatility that’s already made Colorado a resounding success.”
“Colorado has reignited the midsize segment with class-exclusive features and performance,” “Some customers want even greater capability, and the ZR2 AEV concept and ZR2 Race Development Truck showcase the efforts we’ve made to explore how owners can get even more from their trucks.” Getting off the grid has never been so easy. “Our collaboration taught us that Colorado makes a great platform for building an off-road truck that can take you as far out as you want to go, safely,” said Dave Harriton, AEV’s founder.
As the name suggests, this is currently a concept, but it very might be the next special edition package that Chevy offers. Speaking of concept trucks, check out the Luke Bryan Suburban Concept, designed for plenty of space for fishing rods, tackle boxes, and camping gear.
In case these two concept pickup trucks never happen, you could always get the newly-designed 2018 Colorado ZR2 Midnight and Dusk Editions, that are awesomely designed vehicles.