2018 Chevy Colorado Changes, Release Date, ZR2

The 2018 Chevy Colorado will still be available with the existing V6 variant engine or install something new is still unknown. The aggressive and muscular Chevy Colorado is one of the most popular mid-size trucks. Built for high capacity towing and hauling, this picks up can also sit 5 passengers with ease. Although Chevy does not intend to install extended cab designs, its existing diesel variants will be there for a while. That said, the new Duramax engine is worth waiting for, says Chevy.

2018 Chevy Colorado front

2018 Chevy Colorado – Under the Hood

Colorado is already equipped with the 2.8-liter 4 cylinder turbo diesel engine and is widely known throughout all but US markets until now. The car maker has been working on newer engines take care of the emission standards as well as make the vehicle more fuel efficient.

The existing engine can churn out 181 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Although higher capacity engines are a possibility, it should not produce more than 300 hp, sources say. The Double Over Head Cam engine sets is made to improve performance and help 2018 Chevy Colorado achieve more than it can.

Although Chevy has not yet confirmed getting rid of the V6 completely, the chances are high that it might be repaved with the DOHC engines. The V6 person produces about 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. Car lovers are however more inclined towards the lower capacity engine chiefly because of the torque.

The new engines, however, are capable of less towing power as compared to V6. Considered to be one of the strongest towing vehicles, 2018 Chevy Colorado 4WD versions are capable of carrying a 7600 lbs load. Colorado gives a combined mileage of 24 mpg.

2018 Chevy Colorado rear

2018 Chevy Colorado – Design


The new Colorado will not differ much from its predecessor. In terms of how it looks, Chevy has not yet confirmed about any new significant changes apart from basic changes in the design of bumpers and grilles. The headlamps have been upgraded.

Upcoming Chevy Colorado features 18 inch Beadlock wheels which allow improved suspension and hence better grip. This off-road mid-size truck can be driven with ease on the highway thanks to the suspension upgrade.

The Colorado ZR2 trim is optionally a 4*4 vehicle with front/rear differentials and muscular bumpers. It promises even better off-roading with Goodyear Duratrac tires and traction control.


Chevy Colorado 2018 is an off-roader typically with hauling capabilities. Although Chevy does not compromise on passenger’s comfort, this is not a comfort utility vehicle and might dishearten pickup enthusiasts.

Chevy provides enough room for those inside 2018 Chevy Colorado. Higher trims models might come with leather interiors. Advanced climate control and heated seats aim to relax the passengers onboard.

2018 Chevy Colorado interior

2018 Chevy Colorado – Competition, Pricing and Release Date

Colorado is more reliable regarding quality than its twin GMC Canyon. It has got better engines, higher towing capacities and stylish appearance than the Canyon.

The base model 2018 Chevy Colorado should not exceed a price tag of $36,000 of while higher trims might cost more than $50,000. New Colorado is expected to be available by the end of 2017.

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