As Chevrolet marks its 100th anniversary of designing and building trucks, the brand is expanding its midsize truck lineup with Colorado ZR2 Midnight Edition and Dusk Edition models. The ZR2 Dusk Edition offers the same content as the ZR2 Midnight, but can be purchased in all other ZR2 exterior finishes, with black accents throughout. Both editions go on sale within the next month and cost $3,425.
“The Colorado ZR2 Midnight and Dusk Edition models offer customers even more personalization choices from the only company with three distinct trucks: midsize, full-size and full-size heavy-duty,” says Jim Campbell, U.S. vice president for truck strategy, performance vehicles, and motorsports. “Chevrolet offers more choices because the truck market is too diverse for a ‘one size fits most’ strategy.”
The 2018 Colorado ZR2 Midnight Edition features an all-black exterior finish, black Chevrolet bowtie emblems, and 17-inch five-spoke black accessory wheels, including the spare. The ZR2 Midnight also features a black sport bar with off-road LED lighting and ZR2 logos on the sport-bar sail panels.
The Colorado ZR2 is effectively a segment of one and can handle rock crawling and desert running in addition to daily driving. It sits two inches higher than the standard Colorado and features a 3.5-inch wider track.
Other standard ZR2 features include segment-exclusive front electronic locking differential, electronic locking rear differential, hill descent control, an aluminum skidplate to protect the radiator and oil pan, off-road rocker protection, Autotrac transfer case, transfer case shield, four-wheel disc brakes, modified rear axle with a 3.42 ratio and special off-rode mode setting.
The Colorado ZR2 also features connectivity and safety technology, including 4G LT Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control, and available Fordward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning.