Stock Colorado ZR2 Design Competes in Longest Off-Road Race in U.S. | Nehls Chevrolet | Marshall, TX

Stock Colorado ZR2 Design Competes in Longest Off-Road Race in U.S.

Stock Colorado ZR2 Design Competes in Longest Off-Road Race in U.S. | Nehls Chevrolet | Marshall, TXChevrolet was recently represented by Hall Racing during America’s longest off-road race. Driving a stock Colorado ZR2, Hall Racing demonstrated the capability and prowess of the new off-road-tuned pickup. The race extended from Las Vegas to Reno, Nevada, covering a brutal desert landscape, plummeting cliffs, and rocky slopes.

The media experts at Chevrolet noted that the Colorado ZR2 was the only stock truck to compete in the race, which means it was the only truck without any special upgrades added after it left the production line. In total, only 204 of the 336 trucks who entered finished, and the Colorado ZR2 was able to complete the longest off-road race in the world in just over 18 hours.

“This truck is a lot tougher than I thought it was going to be,” said Chad Hall, the driver for Hall Racing. “I clobbered some things on the course that would’ve broken many of the vehicles we competed with in the past.”

The Colorado ZR2 design features some upgrades compared to the standard Colorado pickup. For instance, the ZR2 has wider front and rear tracks for stability, a suspension that’s been raised two inches for added clearance, rockers for climbing over stones and other obstacles, rear electronic differentials, and a Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSV)™. There’s nothing quite like the Colorado ZR2. Test drive the Chevy Colorado today at Nehls Chevrolet.

2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Pricing

2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

Pricing

Enthusiasts have been yearning for an off-road version of the popular Chevrolet Colorado and it looks like they’re finally get their wish. The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 finally got a price which means it’ll be here sooner rather than later. Starting at an MSRP of $40,995, the Colorado ZR2 packs plenty of off-road features designed for the adventurous.

Competition

The 2017 Colorado ZR’s starting price is notably more than $2,000 cheaper than the  Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro when comparably equipped. The midsize truck boasts a 3.6-liter V6 engine that puts out 306 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. Drivers can also opt for the 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel engine that delivers 186 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque.

Features

Four-wheel drive comes standard. The V6 engine comes mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission while diesel lovers will receive a six-speed automatic transmission. That’s just the tip of the off-road trail though.

Off-road features including a lifted suspension, Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve dampers, and 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac off-road tires. Tech-savvy drivers will enjoy an eight-inch touchscreen with Chevrolet MyLink and navigation.

Advanced safety features including an aluminum skid plate, rearview camera, and electronic automatic cruise control.

We here at Nehl’s Chevrolet can’t wait for the arrival of the 2017 Colorado ZR2!

Colorado powertrain options

New 2017 Colorado Powertrain Options Revealed

Colorado powertrain options
The 2017 Colorado will come packed with new, exciting powertrain options!

For the past year or two, the Chevy Colorado has been a hot topic in the pickup segment after winning a long list of awards and introducing a new class-exclusive diesel engine with unparalleled fuel economy. That means Chevrolet had to find a way to up their game for the 2017 model year. It’s worked out, however, because 2017 Colorado powertrain options include not only a new engine, but a brand-new transmission.

 

The new engine will be a 3.6-liter V6, the same engine found in Cadillac’s ATS, CTS, CT6, and XT5 models. With new tech like active fuel management, revised direct injection, and better variable valve timing, the V6 is expected to vastly improve performance and fuel efficiency. The 2017 Colorado with the new V6 gets a power boost to 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque, an improvement over the 2016 model’s 305 ponies and 269 lb-ft of torque.

 

The Colorado powertrain options also include a new transmission, an eight-speed automatic gearbox that’s expected to improve fuel economy even further, as well as boost the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado’s towing capacity thanks to its higher first gear ratio. Information on pricing for the new 2017 model is not yet available, but it’s expected to go on sale sometime this fall. If you have any questions about the new Colorado come visit us at Nehls Chevrolet in Marshall, TX!

The 2015 Chevy Colorado Delivers Superior Performance and Efficiency

The new 2015 Chevy Colorado may just be the pickup truck of your dreams. It can do everything imaginable, from off-roading, hauling large loads, and providing a spacious interior that other small trucks can only fantasize about. With a smooth ride and excellent handling, the Colorado feels more like an SUV on the freeway, but delivers the power one would expect on rougher terrains.

Auto Blog reports the Colorado is “Outfitted with that optional automatic trans and two-wheel drive, the Colorado will deliver 20 miles per gallon in the city and 27 on the highway (those figures drop to 19 city and 25 highway for 4WD models)” For any pickup truck these numbers are truly notable, considering it is a whole lot of vehicle to move around, especially when transporting items in the truck bed.

This mid-size truck is not only at the top of its class in terms of delivering both power and fuel efficiency, it also has a price tag starting just below $21,000 making the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado the clear choice as your next vehicle. Plan to get yours from us at Nehls Chevrolet!