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The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Gets a More Aggressive Look

The Chevrolet Silverado's little brother will look stronger, brawnier and more aggressive in the future. the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado is beefing up to take on the rest of the midsize truck market.

The Chevrolet Colorado is getting a facelift for 2021, but not to be prettier. The midsize truck is getting a brawnier, more aggressive look. The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado is following in the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado’s tracks, offering different looks for different trim levels.

New “Bowtie” Placement

All of the trim packages will include new “bowtie” emblems on the front of the trucks and the grilles or lower fascias will be different depending on the trim level. Chevrolet is also changing the tailgates, replacing the traditional Bowtie with an embossed “Chevrolet”.

“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.”

Big Changes For Off-Road ZR2

Chevrolet is really beefing up its ZR2 off-road performance version. It will be the only midsize truck with an all-new, lettered, flow-through Chevrolet on the front fascia. Chevy says the ZR2 will have improved visibility for the drivers heading out on the trails or dunes. The ZR2 will continue with its segment-exclusive Multimatic DSSV dampers, 2-inch lift kit, off-road rocker protection and cast iron control arms. It will also now have red tow hooks.

No Update on 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Future Powertrains

Chevrolet does not mention any changes in powertrains or interiors. According to Chevrolet, the other trim changes break down this way; 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. They are adding a new paint color called “Sand Dune Metallic” for the Z71 and ZR2 trucks.

The public will get its first chance to see the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado race version at the 2019 Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic on October 10th. The 2021 Colorado ZR2 will debut at the 2019 SEMA show in Las Vegas.

UAW Strike May Delay 2021 Launch

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado will go on sale next year. At this point, Chevrolet isn’t releasing dates for any debuts because the UAW strike, now in its fourth week, will affect all plants. GM has already confirmed that the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette will be delayed. The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado models will be built at the Wentzville, Missouri plant. Pricing and fuel economy will be announced closer to launch.

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