As the brand new in the market, the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 AEV concept was presented. This overland truck had an official presentation at the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Developed in cooperation with Chevy Trucks and off-road manufacturer American Expedition Vehicles (AEV). Still not yet confirm if it will have serial production. However, we hope that it will appear mid-next year (end of spring or beginning of summer). Certainly, it is a big challenge for competitive companies, primarily for Ford Ranger Raptor and Toyota TRD off-road models.
This ultimate mid-size adventure truck has a unique grille with Chevrolet letters in the middle. Also, there are unique AEV front and rear off-road bumpers, full underbody skid plates and larger fender flares. In addition high expedition rack mounted to the bed, noticeable is a snorkel intake system and lots of auxiliary LED lights. Of course, there are big front and rear headlights. Unfortunately, there is no information about the interior design. In any case, we expect comfortable leather seats, telescopic leather steering wheel, air-conditioning or automatic climate control. We assume it will have a great touchscreen on the central console, as well as a lot of additional devices.
For now, it only offers a four-door crew cab, designed to accommodate five passengers. With a 1.5-inch body lift, it’s likely to have an approximate dimension like the standard Chevy Colorado ZR2: lenght 224.9 inch (5712 mm), width 74.3 (1887 mm), height 70.4 inch (1788 mm), while the wheelbase 140.5 inch (3569 mm). Placed at the AEV DualSport beadlock wheels (probably from 17-inch) with 35-inch BFG KM2 tires. Weight and payload is likely to be somewhat higher, while the towing capacity will be somewhat smaller.
As far as the choice of the engine is concerned, it is certain that it will have a 2.8-liter four-cylinder Duramax turbo-diesel engine. The standard ZR2 model has 181 hp and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. Whether it will offer another engine is not known. The drive will have all four wheels, combined with the 8-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission.
Since the serial model is still under question, the price 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 AEV concept has not been published. In my opinion, it should be much more expensive than the Chevy ZR2, as well as special models of Midnight and Dusk Editions. Recall, the standard ZR2 (crew cab) costs $ 42,980.