The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 is by far the American automotive giant’s most formidable off-road vehicle to date. This vehicle was debuted at the Cleveland Auto Show this past March and it presented as a Z71 with upgraded tires. Since then, there has not been much that has changed. The Trail Boss will provide consumers with a sport bar that is fitted with LED equipped off-road lights. The rest of the vehicle remains a mere appearance package that rests atop meatier tires. It carries the very same suspension as the standard Z71 along with 8.4 inches of ground clearance, three power train options, a locking rear differential as well as a two-speed transfer case.
2016 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 – Engine Specs
The power for the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 will be garnered from a trio of power unit options which include: a four cylinder 2.5 liter, a 3.6 liter V-6 and the new Duramax four-cylinder 2.8 liter turbo diesel. The trio of power unit options will find themselves intelligently mated with an automatic six speed gearbox. The base engine (2.5 liter) is said to be able to deliver an output of 200 horsepower and 191 pounds per feet of torque, while the second gasoline option will deliver a maximum output of upwards of 305 horsepower and 69 pounds per feet of torque. The new Duramax offering is said to deliver 181 horsepower and 369 pounds per feet of torque. The latter engine is also speculated to increase upon the vehicle’s fuel economy rating. It has been estimated that the rating will be in the arena of 33 miles per gallon on the highway.
2016 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 – Exterior and Interior
Consumers are sure to enjoy the menacing aesthetics that are afforded to the exterior with the package’s blacked out bow tie rear and front. The side steps that are optional with the traditional variant are standard in the case of the Trail Boss and the black fender fairs deliver an impeccable level of protection for the body work from debris flying off of its tires. The panels of the truck offer it a design element that is quite neat as “Colorado” is found embossed. The roll bar comes equipped with a built-in center high-mounted stoplight and the truck will sit atop special 17 inch aluminum wheels that are finished in glossy black and wrapped in 265/65R17 Goodyear DuraTrac tires. The new 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 has an exterior that has been finished off with a spray in bed liner as a standard.
Within the interior of the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Z71, consumers will find embossed setbacks and different molding for the dash. Other than those minor adjustments, the cabin remains fairly stock. There are a number of automotive technologies that will be offered to consumers and they are as follows: power adjustable everything, several USB ports, a driver information center in the center gage as well as an eight inch touchscreen that is outfitted with MyLink software.
2016 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 – Release Date and Price
Consumers should expect the arrival of the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Trail Boss by the close of this year with a base price tag of $32,325.