Although the brand-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado was just named Motor Trend's Truck of the Year, you can be sure that Bowtie brand engineers are already at work on helping the midsize pickup avoid a sophomore slump. In fact, folks got a pretty good look at what's on the horizon for the Colorado at the Los Angeles Auto Show, where Chevy introduced the Colorado ZR2 concept.
The new truck builds on the legacy of past ZR2 models from the Chevy lineup, but brings that off-road prowess into the 21st century by also building on the same next-gen platform used for the award-winning 2015 Chevrolet Colorado production model. From there, engineers added the currently available Z71 off-road package, widened the truck's track by 4 inches, and deployed new front and rear fascias that were specifically designed to allow for improved approach and departure angles. Those fascias feature some hidden functionality, too, thanks to hidden aluminum tow hooks that can be flipped-out and into place when necessary; the front fascia has an integrated winch as well.