The truck market is changing, rapidly. While half-ton pickups continue to lead sales, the steady increase in size and price of these vehicles is forcing many would-be buyers to look elsewhere. For some, the revitalized midsize truck segment is the perfect spot to land.
To avoid losing sales to midsize staples like the Toyota Tacoma, truck manufacturers are hastening to redesign and expand their range of midsize offerings. GMC’s latest Canyon, Ford’s next-generation Ranger, Dodge’s rumored Dakota re-make, and Chevrolet’s Colorado will be duking it out for market share.
As the pool of consumers expands, so does the opportunity for model variation. Toyota was first to offer a hardcore off-road version of the Tacoma — the TRD Pro. Now Chevy wants in on the action. The 2017 Colorado ZR2 is designed for desert running, rock crawling, and everything in between thanks to mechanical and tech upgrades. Chevy says the ZR2 is in a segment of its own – and it may be right. Here are 10 things you need to know about the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2.