After the last year’s update, the 2022 Colorado will continue in the same way, without notable updates. This refers to all versions of the truck, including the ZR2 model. The 2022 Chevy Colorado ZR2 will continue to be the toughest version of the pickup, which comes with all kinds of off-road features. Also, it features a couple of unique styling details, as well as a long list of standard interior features.
On the other hand, the base layout of this model has no bigger differences compared to the rest of the lineup. It features the same overall design as the base model, which has been around for nearly a decade. Therefore, you may count on a capable off-roader, but also on a great working machine, which can be useful for all kinds of tasks.
Since there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2022 Chevy Colorado ZR2 will hit the market sometime late in the year.
2022 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Design and Features
As we are talking about a typical carryover model, it’s obvious that the 2022 Chevy Colorado ZR2 will continue with the same characteristics. When it comes to cab styles, this version is available with both Extended Cab and Crew Cab design, though you can’t get a stretched version that includes both Crew Cab and long bed.
Compared to the standard model, this version comes with several mechanical upgrades. First of all, this is the only model that comes standard with a four-wheel drive. As we are talking about an off-road version, you may count on some serious hardware under the skin. For example, there are off-road goodies like electronically locking rear differential, off-road suspension with upgraded dampers, higher ground clearance, skid plates, tow hooks etc. This version also comes with a spray-in bedliner, bigger off-road tires and different bumpers that provide better approach and departure angles.
The new bumpers also have an impact on visual appeal and among exclusive visual details, you may also count on new wheels, blacked grille, fender flares and exclusive color options.
On the inside, the 2022 Chevy Colorado ZR2 won’t be much different compared to other models in the lineup. Yes, there is a unique color scheme, but the overall cabin layout is the same as in standard models. It features the same old design, which hasn’t changed since the initial launch in 2012. The cabin isn’t particularly stylish. It looks outdated, while most of it is made from hard plastics and other low-rent materials. Still, everything looks durable enough to stand years of exploitation.
On the other hand, the list of standard equipment is quite decent. You may also count on an intuitive and pretty modern infotainment system. Some of the exclusive features are genuine leather-appointed seats, a power-adjustable passenger seat, and a trailer brake controller.
2022 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Engines
Two engines are available in this model and we presume that the 2022 Chevy Colorado ZR2 will continue in the same way. Therefore, base models will continue with a 3.6-liter V6, which puts out around 310 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic, which sends power to all wheels, as we already mentioned.
The 2022 Chevy Colorado ZR2 will also be available in a diesel version. Of course, we are talking about a familiar 2.8-liter turbodiesel, which is good for 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Unlike the V6, this engine comes coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission. As you can see, this engine has plenty of torque, which is great for off-roading. It’s also great in terms of towing, though this version can’t use its full potential, due 4WD layout and off-road suspension.
ZR2 Bison Package
We expect that the next year’s model will continue to be available with the Bison package. Compared to the standard ZR2 model, this package adds several interesting features. Some of them are unique bumpers with winches and tow hooks, unique fender flares, exclusive color options, new 17-inch wheels, contoured floor liners, skid plates, and fog lamps. A couple of exclusive details can be found on the inside as well.
2022 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2022 Chevy Colorado ZR2 will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year. When it comes to the price, the Extended Cab model should go around 42.000 dollars. The Crew Cab model will cost around 43.500 dollars.