It’s been no secret Chevrolet is planning to refresh its Colorado midsize pickup, but now it is official. Chevy has released photos of the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, previewing the truck’s minor refresh that will head into dealerships next year.
The 2021 Colorado ZR2 will make its first public appearance at the 2019 Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic on Oct. 10th, driven by Hall Racing. Shortly after, Chevy will formally debut the truck to media and the public at the upcoming SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
While we only have images of the 2021 ZR2, it seems to be a leading indicator that this refresh will be a minor one. Chevy says all 2021 Colorado trim levels will receive a unique look, similar to the Silverado and Silverado HD lineup. This means each trim will have its own grille and tailgate design.
It appears the Colorado’s headlights will remain unchanged for 2021, which is usually a trait automakers swap out as part of a refresh.
“We’ve sold 520,000 Colorado pickups in five years through a relentless, foot-on-the-gas approach to product and feature updates,” said Bob Krapes, director of marketing, Chevrolet Trucks. “With its new-look front end and tailgate, Colorado will now have a more aggressive appearance to match its award-winning capability.”
The WT, LT and Z71 Colorado trim levels will all receive updated center bars, lower fascias and front skid plates for 2021. WT and LT will feature all-new gold Chevy bowtie logos, while Z71 receives a black bowtie logo.
The ZR2 off-road performance variant will receive a new appearance. ZR2 will be the only Colorado model to feature the all-new, lettered, flow-through “Chevrolet” front fascia. ZR2’s new front end provides drivers with improved visibility. It also mimics the Ford F-150 Raptor.
The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado goes on sale next year. Pricing will be announced closer to production. All 2021 Colorado models will be built at General Motors’ Wentzville Assembly Center in Wentzville, Missouri.