Chevrolet Previews New Colorado Concept

November 24th, 2014 by

As part of our commitment to providing the best used cars Cincinnati has to offer, McCluskey Chevrolet also makes sure to keep up with the latest goings-on of new car manufacturers and especially our namesake. After all, those new cars will become used cars in a very short time indeed.

We were excited to hear that Chevy announced a new concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show for the 2014 Chevrolet Colorado, which would put the emphasis on off-roading. The ZR2 concept truck would be four inches wider than the basic 2014 model, has larger wheel flares, a new front and rear end with larger approach and departure angles, skid plates, front and rear two hooks, a built-in front wench, and a two-inch lift.

All of these features are designed to accommodate off-roading, as is the 2.8-liter Duramax diesel engine with 181 horsepower and 369 pounds per foot of torque.

The front will have a larger approach angle of 30.7 degrees, compared with the current 25 degrees. The rear will have a departure angle of 22.7 degrees, compared with the current 21 degrees. The deeper angles and higher lift gives truck more room to maneuver on the road, and the wider wheel wells allow it to accommodate bigger wheels for more stability on the road.

Other features include a spray-in bed liner, a quick-release spare tire in the bed, a 48-inch Hi Lift jack and GearOn accessories.

The ZR2 will come with a Cyprus green exterior with logos on the fenders, tailgate and grille, as well as orange accents. The interior will feature black leather and logos on the headrests and floors.

Chevrolet is expected to watch sales of the ZR2 to see what features might be popular enough to include in the regular lineup. Already, the diesel engine will be available in the 2015 models. In addition to offering more power, the diesel engine also is more fuel-efficient.

We’re excited to see what else Chevy has in store for next year’s truck lineup, but we’re confident that it will be in line with its long tradition of quality. McCluskey Chevrolet is proud to sell used Chevy trucks and the finest used cars Cincinnati has to offer. Stop by to check out our extensive selection, and to get a great deal on a great truck.