The turbodiesel has an estimated 181 horsepower at 3,400 rpm and 369 lb-ft of torque at 2,000 rpm. The latter’s going to provide all the grunt needed for tackling tough off-road conditions.
Also boosting the off-road credibility is a four-inch wider stance for better stability. Hey, take it from one who knows – the squatter the better when you head off the pavement.
Other new features for the Colorado ZR2 include new front and rear fascias for better approach and departure angles and a two-inch lift and integral skid plates.
Harking back to the days of the off-road-inspired Chevrolet S-10 BAJA from 1988 through 1991, the Colorado ZR2 sports a matching spare wheel/tire assembly, with a quick-release handle, mounted in the bed. It also features the protective spray-in bed liner available with production Colorado models, GearOn accessories and a 48-inch Hi-Lift jack..