With the status quo completely changing in the world of pickup trucks, Chevrolet is trying to match up to it with its sizeable fruition. The 2017 Chevy Colorado Z71 is a great example of that. With improvements in its performance and some added benefiting tweaks here and there, the vehicle will be a great option without any doubt.
2017 Chevy Colorado Z71: Engines and Specs
In terms of its engine, a 2.8-liter diesel will be used in its new model having the ability to produce around 325 lb-ft of torque and 200 HP of power. Another option is an EcoTech 2.5-liter engine which is expected to notch up 193 HP of power and 184 lb-ft of torque. If these don’t suffice, then another option includes a power-packed 3.6-liter DOHC V6. The powertrain has the ability to crank up to 270 lb-ft of torque and 302 HP of power. Irrespective of these engine variants, all of them will be mated to a 6-speed automatic with manual shifting mode. Mileage during the testing phases was found to be 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on freeways. Its top speed will be around 99 mph, and it can accelerate 0-60 mph in just 10.2 clicks. Towing capacity is believed to be 7,700 pounds.
Exterior and Interior Changes
Some noticeable will be seen in this new 2017 Chevy Colorado Z71. The body emits flamboyance. The employment of light weight making materials like carbon fiber and aluminum will lessen the overall weight of the vehicle by a staggering 900 pounds. The same structure and style language will likely be retained. Its side skirts and its bumpers will experience upgrades. Its lead burners will incorporate latest quality LED lighting systems giving out sharp lights. It’s training phase revealed its dark agent metallic 18-inch cast aluminum wheels. Enthusiasts can expect different color variants including-graphite metallic, Laser blue, Cajun Red Tintcoat, and Orange Burst Metallic.
The 2017 Colorado Z71 sports quite alluring interior with decorations done using top notch materials. Upholstery for newly installed seats is carried out with premium leather. There are a high-quality LCD touch screens will replace the old one and the same can be said for the navigation system. Its gauge cluster seems to be revised as well. There will be a new climate control system, upgraded dash, uniform cooling system and improved smartphone connectivity. The system will have more ports. More will get revealed with the leak of the interior as well as exterior specifications.
Price and Arrival
The 2017 Chevy Colorado Z71 will become available early this year. Its price should start from $31,000. At this range, the pickup is likely to go up against the likes of Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma, and the upcoming 2018 Ford Ranger.