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Chevrolet confirmed today that the midsize Colorado pickup will indeed be sold in the U.S.

No word yet on the fate of the Colorado's corporate twin, the GMC Canyon, but we suspect it's a goner. GM isn't saying for now where the new Colorado will be built for the U.S., but the UAW has already boasted that a new midsize pickup is on GM's U.S. factory slate.

There was good reason to suspect GM might be ending its midsize truck offering in the U.S. The latest Colorado was introduced in Thailand, and there were some doubts about whether American buyers will have enough affinity for anything less than a full-size truck. Nissan and Toyota also sell small pickups in the U.S., but Ford just gave a boot to its entry, the Ranger.

Besides the U.S., the little truck is being sold around the world, starting with Thailand this month. The latest Colorado is based on an all-new midsize truck architecture developed by GM's Brazilian operation.

"The new Chevrolet Colorado is generating a lot of excitement as we begin its launch in Thailand," said Chris Perry, vice president, global marketing and strategy for Chevrolet. "We think the design, capability and fuel efficiency of the new Colorado will make it attractive to U.S. customers."
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Post 2014 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept

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Chevrolet today introduced the Colorado ZR2 concept – a vision of how Chevrolet could take the all-new midsize truck’s off-road capability to the next level. It also showcases the new 2.8L Duramax diesel engine that will arrive in the Colorado lineup later next year.

The aggressively styled concept builds on the capabilities of the production Colorado Z71 and advances the legacy of Chevrolet’s previous ZR2 production models.

“From the bold stance to the trail-ready special equipment, the Colorado ZR2 is all about the fun of driving where the pavement ends – and doing it in characteristic Chevy style,” said Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager. “Chevrolet has a heritage of the ZR2 representing the ultimate in production-based off-road capability and we’ll gauge the public’s interest in this concept as we continue to explore the possibilities for the all-new Colorado.”

The Colorado ZR2’s imposing stance is four inches wider than a production Colorado Z71, with features including new front and rear fascias designed to increase approach and departure angles when driving off road. Ground clearance and rough terrain are handled with a two-inch lift and integral skid plates, while the wider track helps enhance stability in potentially unstable situations.

The Colorado ZR2’s greater approach and departure angles – 30.7 and 22.7 degrees, respectively, versus the Z71’s 25/21 degrees – are enabled by all-new off-road fascias that drastically reduce front and rear overhang. They also feature integrated, flip-out aluminum tow hooks and the front fascia incorporates a built-in winch.

“The design of the ZR2 concept is all about functionality,” said Johnson. “It is inspired by the needs for traversing rock-strewn trails, as well as the aesthetics of competition-style vehicles such as pre-runners – with all elements contributing to safe, sustainable off-road driving.”

Mono-tube coil-over shock absorbers by King™ are designed for greater suspension travel and feature remote-mounted fluid reservoirs that add to the Colorado ZR2 concept’s capability. The reservoirs for the front shocks are accessible and mounted in the wraparound portion of the front fascia, while the capability of the shocks is matched with all-new front control arms.

Off-road traction is enhanced with electronic-locking front and rear differentials, which distribute torque to 275/65R18 off-road tires mounted on custom 18-inch aluminum multi-spoke, bead-lock-style wheels. The center section of the wheel design has a raw aluminum appearance with black accents, while the bolt-on bead lock cover is orange-anodized aluminum.

Custom wheel flares cover the larger off-road tires and increased track width, enhancing the truck’s purposeful stance. They’re complemented by custom rocker guards.

A matching spare wheel/tire assembly, with a quick-release handle, is mounted in the bed. The bed also features the protective spray-in bed liner available with production Colorado models, GearOn™ accessories and a 48-inch Hi-Lift jack – all necessities for the trail.

Additional exterior elements include an all-new grille and headlamp housings with blacked-out accents. The power dome-style hood is unique and echoes the design cues of Chevrolet’s Duramax-powered Silverado heavy-duty trucks.

The Colorado ZR2 wears a concept Cyprus Green exterior color, with Henna Orange accents and custom ZR2 identification on the rear fenders, tailgate and grille.

Inside, the concept off-roader features the same blend of capability and comfort found in the production Colorado Z71, with ZR2 logos embroidered on the front-seat headrests and embossed in the custom Chevrolet Accessories-based floor liners. The ZR2 logo is featured on the instrument cluster display, as well as a custom inclinometer that shows degree of incline from front to back, and side to side.

Additional electronic accessories have been added to the center stack to make the Colorado ZR2 a true off-road warrior. Incorporated into the piano key bank is AUX toggle and four additional toggles: two for winch in and winch out operation; and two for the electronic front- and rear-locking differentials.

The Jet Black leather-trimmed interior features orange stitching that complements the exterior’s orange accents.

All-new 2.8L Duramax diesel

The Colorado ZR2 concept’s new 2.8L Duramax diesel packs the power – an estimated 181 horsepower at 3,400 rpm and 369 lb-ft of torque at 2,000 rpm – to tackle the toughest trails.

The 2.8L Duramax diesel is part of a new, global family of turbo-diesel four-cylinder engines designed to deliver more-efficient capability. It features a variable-geometry turbocharger for optimal power and efficiency across the rpm band and a balance shaft for greater smoothness.

“This new Duramax diesel engine will take efficient capability to an entirely new plateau for the midsize truck segment,” said Johnson. “Its broad torque band makes it very powerful at low rpm, while the turbocharged performance provides a confident feeling of immediate and smooth power on demand – attributes customers will appreciate when trailering.”

The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission.

FAST FACT: Chevrolet introduced the ZR2 in 1994 on the compact S-10 pickup. It was added to the S-Series Blazer in 1996. It was available through 2003 on the S-10 and in 2005 on the Blazer. Chevrolet also offered the off-road-inspired S-10 BAJA from 1988 through 1991. Like the Colorado ZR2 concept, it was available with a racing-inspired bed-mounted spare tire.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at Chevrolet Cars, Trucks, SUVs, Crossovers and Vans.
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Not bad. Pretty aggressive looking. Definitely better than the former Colorado.
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Post 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Midnight Edition and Trail Boss

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On the street or on the trail, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado’s Midnight Edition and Z71 Trail Boss bring bolder choices to customers looking to make a visual statement with their truck.

The special editions roll into Chevrolet dealerships this fall, with distinctly tailored appearances that blend custom design cues with Colorado’s popular options and accessories. The Midnight Edition evokes the aesthetic of an urban tuner vehicle, while the Z71 Trail Boss is designed for terrain where the pavement ends.

“These are aggressive editions of one of the country’s hottest-selling truck, demonstrating the personalization that’s possible with Chevrolet accessories, whether it’s for the street, trail or both,” said Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager. “As the Colorado continues to win over new customers, the new Midnight Edition and Z71 Trail Boss give them more choices and build on segment-leading capabilities and efficiency.”

Colorado Midnight Edition

Echoing the blacked-out design theme introduced on the popular Silverado Midnight Edition, the 2016 Colorado Midnight Edition casts an imposing stance. Offered exclusively in black, additional exterior details such as the grille, the bowtie emblem and the 18-inch aluminum wheels are also finished in black.

Additional content includes a spray-on bedliner and soft, folding tonneau cover – both in black, of course – and Chevrolet-logo sill plates.

The Colorado Midnight Edition is available on LT models with the extended and crew cab bodies, in 2WD or 4WD, and with the 2.5L and 3.6L engines. It will also be available with the all-new 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine. Pricing will be announced later.

Colorado Z71 Trail Boss

The 2016 Colorado Z71 Trail Boss builds on the capability of Chevrolet’s Z71 off-road truck suspension package with more aggressive tires and off-road-inspired appearance enhancements.

An all-new sport bar with LED trail lighting makes the new edition of the Trail Boss instantly identifiable. It’s complemented by black-finished 17-inch aluminum wheels matched with aggressive Goodyear Wrangler DuraTec® 265/65R17 all-terrain tires, bold fender flares and tubular assist steps. It also features a black bowtie grille emblem and a spray-on bedliner, and a set of all-weather floor mats inside the truck.

The Colorado Z71 Trail Boss is available on Z71 models with the extended and crew cab bodies, and in 2WD or 4WD. Like the Midnight Edition, it will also be available with the 2.5L and 3.6L engines, as well as the 2.8L Duramax diesel. Pricing will be announced later.

Colorado at a glance

Colorado sales tallied 41,575 for the first six months of 2015, expanding the midsize truck market and driving new truck customers to Chevrolet – particularly in areas such as California and Texas, traditional hotspots for import brands.

Colorado’s sales for the first half of the year have outpaced Nissan Frontier by nearly 20 percent.

Colorado, the 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the Year and Cars.com’s Best Pickup Truck of 2015, offers the most horsepower and best highway efficiency in the segment, as well as the highest available trailering rating – 7,000 pounds (V-6 models when properly equipped) – and higher payload rating – 1,590 pounds (V-6 models when properly equipped).
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I like the look of the Trail Boss, but this thing is huge compared to its predecessors. The 1G Colorado was quite a bit smaller IMO, and the S10 was significantly smaller.

More than once, I've mistaken the front a Canyon for a Sierra from a distance.
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I like the look of the Trail Boss, but this thing is huge compared to its predecessors. The 1G Colorado was quite a bit smaller IMO, and the S10 was significantly smaller.

More than once, I've mistaken the front a Canyon for a Sierra from a distance.
they arent mini trucks any more. they are pushing more and more into a full sized pickup.

my bro wrecked his 2004 nissan frontier and moved to a 2015 Frontier.
it's bigger in every way.

I do like the colorado over the frontier!
especially the black midnight trim
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Agreed, Colorado & Taco > Frontier IMO.
The guy I office with is drooling over replacing his Camry with a Colorado.

I haven't driven one of the new ones. The 1G wasn't completely terrible, but the 2G is much improved. A lot like the Cruze is 1000% better than the Cobalt.
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I didnt like the ones that copied the square silverado look.
was that the 1st gen colorado?
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Yes 2004-2012

Prior to that was the S10

My biggest knock on the 1G Colorado was the engines. The 4cyl didn't really have much power & the 5cyl wasn't much better. The trucks got a lot more expensive with the 5.3 V8 & it was only IIRC available in the crew cab LT3 or Z71.
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Eh still waiting for the next 6 speed Tacoma. THis thing has no ground clearance.
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This is the one they should be making. But it's GM, so it'll never happen.



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Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 - coming spring 2017

The hardcore 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 starts at $40,995 - Autoblog

Things are really good right now if you're into off-road oriented trucks. In addition to the Colorado ZR2, which we'll return to in a second, there's the new second-generation Ford F-150 Raptor with long-travel suspension and a snorty twin-turbo V6, and the more subtle Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro with its comfortable but capable Fox shocks. But neither make the headlines the ZR2 does, with its highly-advanced spool-valve shocks developed by Multimatic and normally found on race cars and a select few track-oriented specials, like the old Camaro Z/28. We've ridden in the ZR2 just enough to know it's a serious machine, so the question has been what the fancy shocks and other kit would add to the price of this midsize pickup.

The answer, as you saw in the headline, is $40,995. Not to mince words, but that undercuts the less aggressive Tacoma TRD Pro by $705 in base form. It also compares favorably to the much larger pickups that it likely won't compete with directly; the Raptor starts at $49,520, and the Ram 2500 Power Wagon starts at $53,015 (or $46,995 in Power Wagon Tradesman trim).

You might wonder what adding the Duramax diesel inline-four will do to the bottom line. The short answer is around $3,980 – the same as the basic step-up from the 3.6-liter V6 in the non-ZR2 Colorados to a Duramax. The longer answer involved a quick chat with a Chevrolet spokesperson, who told us that choosing the Duramax in the ZR2 may come bundled with some other features, so the real-world price for the diesel may be slightly higher. Whether the Duramax's ample torque and economy are worth the step-up in price will be up to the buyer.

Here's quick reminder of what the $40,995 base price will get you: There's those DSSV dampers giving a 2-inch lift as well as unique front control arms, front and rear locking differentials with a 3.42:1 rear ratio, rocker-protecting rock rails, cut-away front and rear bumpers for better approach and departure angles, 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratec off-road tires on ZR2-exclusive 17-inch alloy wheels, aluminum skid protection under the truck, and a 3.5-inch wider track. Options include the diesel engine, the choice of crew- or extended cab bodies, a premium audio system, no-cost carpet delete, and the neat dealer-installed, bed-mounted spare tire carrier.

The ZR2 goes on sale in spring 2017.
I've always wanted to get something like a rock crawler and a Baja truck, but the setups are different, generally. I'm pretty excited, a diesel in a rig sounds great. Looks really nice too, looking like just at $45k for a diesel ZR2. I'll wait a couple of years or so for a non-thrased used one.

The Duramax diesels average 25mpg on fuelly
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This is the one they should be making. But it's GM, so it'll never happen.
lol

After the demand shown for the TRD Pro and Raptor, it'd be silly for GM not to follow suit
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GM did it! Credit to them. Too bad no manual available.
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https://www.autoblog.com/2018/08/09/...#slide-7394423

There was a time in the '90s and '00s when the cool trucks on sale were about improved on-road performance, rather than off-road prowess. In this era of street trucks, Chevy launched body kit-endowed, sporty versions of the S10 and Blazer with the "eXtreme" moniker. They were visually striking if nothing else. But now the name has disappeared in the U.S. to appear on the S10's successor, the Colorado, in Australia in the form of the 2018 Holden Colorado Z71 Xtreme.

Despite being a modified version of Chevy's small pickup, the Holden is different from the old S10 and Blazer in many ways. For one thing, it drops the "e" from "extreme" for maximum coolness. It's also an unabashed off-roader, as its standard equipment list includes a winch rated for 10,000 pounds with a 30-meter cable, and off-road tires and suspension.

But the two do share striking visuals. The Colorado Z71 Xtreme is available in a bold, matte orange color with a terrible name (Furness). It's complemented by matte black decals on the hood and tailgate, huge plastic fender flares, and black steel off-road bumpers front and rear. It also has tubular side steps, big sport bars over the bed, and a nifty looking roof tray. The front bumper features a big skid plate and an LED light bar.

It's a great-looking package, and we could see it being popular here, or at least some of the parts. Odds are we won't get it in America. Don't feel too bad, though. We do still get the Colorado ZR2 with its stunning Multimatic shocks and front and rear diff locks. Australia doesn't.





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https://www.tfltruck.com/2018/08/201...-configurator/

GM Supplier online configurator site (and GM’s family first) show a “Chevrolet Lettered Grille” as one of the options on all trim levels and configurations of the 2019 Chevy Colorado. What is this new grille option? As you can see in the screenshot below, GM lists it as a $475 option. There is no official image of this new grille, but we hope it something very similar to the grille shown on a recent Colorado ZR2 AEV concept at the 2017 SEMA show.

Thanks to Russel B. for bringing this news to our attention.

The all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 has a “CHEVROLET” lettered grille option, so why can’t the midsize Colorado have one? The rumors of the ultimate ZR2 Bison are still circulating as well, so this is another opportunity to bring the new grille to market.

There is also a body-color grille option for $595.

This is part of new truck industry trend. Ford spells out “FORD” on the Ford F-150 Raptor grille. Toyota is spelling “TOYOTA” on their TRD Pro lineup of trucks and SUVs (Tacoma, Tundra, and 4Runner).

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They need to black out the inside of the lettering. They probably will, says they're just speculating. That AEV is really cool, btw.
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The Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison joins Chevrolet's midsize truck lineup as an all-new performance variant. Bison is Chevy's first collaboration with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), a premium off-road aftermarket manufacturer.

Through constant innovation, Chevy has gained more than a quarter of all midsize truck sales in less than four years in the marketplace. In consecutive years, Colorado introduced the segment's first diesel engine (excludes other GM vehicles), an all-new V-6 gas engine/eight-speed transmission combo, the ZR2 "segment of one" off-roader and now the Bison.

For maximum protection of key undercarriage elements while driving over rocky, jagged terrain, Bison features five skid plates covering the engine oil pan, fuel tank, transfer case and front and rear locking differentials. Designed by AEV, these skid plates are constructed of hard, durable hot-stamped Boron steel.

AEV-designed stamped steel front and rear bumpers further shield the truck from obstacles. The front bumper contains winch provisions and standard fog lights, with recovery points integrated into the rear bumper.

"More and more enthusiasts are discovering that Colorado is ideal for off-roading, especially overland travel," said Sandor Piszar, director of Marketing, Chevrolet Truck.

"The Colorado Z71 offers a full suite of off-road equipment, the maneuverability of a midsize truck and the driving range of a class-exclusive diesel engine. The Colorado ZR2 offers even greater off-road capability with class-exclusive front and rear locking differentials and Multimatic DSSVTM dampers. And now, Bison offers customers an even more extreme turnkey off-road truck ready to tackle your next adventure."

An exclusive, flow-through "CHEVROLET" lettered grille replaces the traditional bowtie on Bison's front end. The 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac off-road tires sit beneath larger fender flares and wrap all-new, ZR2 Bison-specific 17 x 8-inch aluminum wheels.

This new Colorado variant also features "Bison" decals on the bed sides, an "AEV Bison" logo on the tailgate and embroidered AEV logo floor liners and front head restraints.

"We've been following Colorado since its introduction, and the ZR2 really captured our attention," said Dave Harriton, founder and president of AEV. "As this is the first Chevrolet vehicle we've given the AEV treatment to, we wanted to do something special with the industry's first use of hot-stamped Boron steel. We also expect that Colorado drivers will love the added ruggedness of our front and rear bumpers on ZR2 Bison."

The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison also duplicates the full equipment list of the Colorado ZR2, including, but not limited to:
  • Class-exclusive front and rear locking electronic differentials.
  • Revolutionary, segment-exclusive Multimatic DSSVTM dampers.
  • Off-road rocker protection.
  • Cast-iron control arms.
  • Autotrac transfer case.
Like ZR2, Bison also features a modified rear axle with a 3.42 ratio, front and rear tracks widened by 3.5 inches and a factory suspension lifted 2 inches over a Colorado Z71.

Available options on Bison include:
  • 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, capable of 186 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.
  • Choice of crew- or extended cab configurations (including short and long beds, respectively).
Customers will also be able to purchase an available third-party accessory snorkel for ZR2 Bison from AEV, ideal for air filtration while driving on dusty trails. This feature is compatible with all Colorado pickup variants.

The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison goes on sale in January 2019, modified for extreme off-road use and backed by a full factory limited warranty.
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And while tackling easy off-road trails at that.

There’s an interesting investigative report from Jalopnik claiming that some Chevrolet Colorado ZR2owners are experiencing side curtain airbag deployments while partaking in what’s considered to be light off-roading. Remember, the hot-selling Colorado ZR2 is a tough as nails off-roader, so tackling some light off-road trails shouldn’t be a big deal.

Jalopnik spoke with someone who personally witnessed a side airbag deployment. He was participating in an off-road course to raise money for an autism charity but was not driving the ZR2. Instead, he filmed it as it attempted to maneuver its way over a rock and an incline, and then suddenly everyone heard a loud pop followed by a scream.

The pop was the side airbag and the scream came from a shocked ZR2 passenger. Fortunately, no one was hurt and even OnStar called immediately to make sure everyone was okay. But what was not normal is the fact the side airbag deployed in the first place. According to the witness, there was “no jarring, no bump or any impact of any type (triggered it).”

Apparently, this is not the first time this has happened to ZR2s. Chevrolet acknowledged to Jalopnik that it was “aware of this situation happening on rare occasions. The reason it would occur is that head-curtain airbags are designed to deploy if the sensing system predicts that the vehicle is about to roll on its side.”

Fair enough, but affected owners are claiming this thinking runs counter to what the ZR2’s promoted capabilities. If it can’t handle slight inclines and basic rock crawling without the sensors triggering the side airbags, then what’s the point of off-roading? And remember, following any airbag deployment no matter where it’s located inside the vehicle, there are going to be some pricey repairs. In the case of this ZR2 owner, the seatbelts are now locked up, the headliner is damaged, and the airbags need replacing. Obviously, he wants GM to pay the repair bill.

In the meantime, his ZR2 is at his Chevrolet dealership being assessed by a third party. Jalopnik’s report on this issue is quite extensive, such as when a Colorado, in this case the Z71 model, also spontaneously deployed its “side curtain airbags while driving on a groomed fire road at breakneck speeds ranging from five to seven miles an hour.”

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In September, we wrote a story highlighting seven different reports of Chevy Colorado side curtain airbags deploying on easy off-road trails, leaving owners with non-functional seatbelt pretensioners and air bags hanging from A-pillars. Now Chevrolet has issued a fix that it doesn’t call a recall, but rather a “customer-satisfaction initiative.”

Mentioned on a ZR2 owner’s Facebook group and sent to Jalopnik by a gentleman featured in our initial ZR2 airbag story, the program is titled “Unwanted Roof-Rail Air Bag Deployments While Off-Roading,” and covers 2017 to 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 models only. GM’s description on its recall center website reads:

In 2017 - 2019 model year Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 vehicles, certain types of off-road use can, in rare cases, cause the vehicle’s roof-rail airbags and seatbelt pretensioners to deploy.
As for a repair, the company says dealerships will reprogram a “sensing and diagnostic module” with new software. A Chevrolet representative provided a bit more information on the repair in an email to Jalopnik, writing:

Upon learning of this issue, Chevrolet took immediate action to understand the root cause and create a solution. Today, we notified Chevrolet dealers of a customer-satisfaction initiative to recalibrate the thresholds for the roof mounted side air bags for ZR2 owners. The updated calibration is available as of today, and will be installed free of charge the next time the customers takes their ZR2 to a Chevrolet dealer.
The company was sure to mention that this is technically not a recall, but rather a “customer-satisfaction initiative,” with the representative clarifying:

A safety recall is a regulatory requirement, issued when there is a defect that results in an unreasonable risk to motor vehicle safety.

Customer satisfaction campaigns are issued to fix quality concerns that don’t rise to that threshold, but that we still want to fix for the benefit of the customer.

In both cases, the customer will get a letter directing them to contact the dealer to schedule repairs.
The company also said it’s aware of 11 reports of ZR2 roof-mounted airbags deploying while off-road, and that it will reimburse those customers for the repair “provided the event data was available to confirm the incident.” I’m still working to clarify what this means.

I’m also looking into why the standard Colorado doesn’t seem to be covered, as Edmunds says its Z71 model popped its airbags while traveling on a “groomed fire road at breakneck speeds ranging from five to seven miles an hour.”

So it’s perhaps not an official NHSTA safety recall, even if it does involve side airbags inflating when they shouldn’t, and even if it does involve repairing cars free of charge and reimbursing owners who have already conducted repairs. But it sure as heck sounds like a product recall to me. In any case, it’s good news for ZR2 owners who’ve had their airbags deploy off-road, and also owners who have been tippy-toeing through the trails for fear of hearing that loud pop.

Update Nov. 8, 2018 4:34 PM E.T. Chevrolet clarified that “provided the event data was available to confirm the incident” refers to data that the company’s technicians can pull from a vehicle to confirm that it experienced an undesired side curtain airbag deployment.

The brand also mentioned that their fix won’t necessarily work 100 percent of the time, and that it depends on off-road driving conditions, writing in an email:

As you probably understand from your readers, it may not be possible to get to zero unintended deployments for any vehicle used for off-road driving. The roof-rail airbag sensors read vehicle motion, not impact like other airbags, and there may always be roll motions that the vehicle reads as an impending rollover. But the updated calibration should significantly reduce the likelihood of an unintended deployment.
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The Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon can no longer be purchased brand new with a manual transmission.

A Chevrolet spokesman confirmed to TFLTruck via e-mail that the “manual is no longer available as of the 2019 model year.”

Since the GM midsize twins re-emerged for the 2015 model year, a six-speed manual transmission has been available for the Colorado and Canyon on the Base and Work Truck models, exclusively paired to the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and two-wheel drive.

Chevy says that the demand for the Colorado manual is just not high enough to justify the cost of producing it any longer, so the company has discontinued the option for the 2019 model year.

The Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier are the last of the midsize pickups to offer a manual transmission, and we appreciate these two especially because the Frontier and Tacoma manual can be had with a V6 and either two- or four-wheel drive.

On the Chevy US configurator website, the six-speed manual is still listed as an option in the text for the Base trim, but when you actually go through the process of building a truck, the six-speed automatic is listed as standard and the manual option is nowhere to be found.

So pour one out for yet another manual transmission that has left the market. The fact that the Colorado’s manual was only available on the basic trucks with a four banger and two-wheel drive certainly didn’t help the case to keep this thing around, but it’s still sad to see another manual option leave the market.
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