If you plan on attending the 2019 SEMA Show during the first week of November, be sure to stop by the Chevy booth. Because alongside what’s sure to be some wild concepts in the spirit of the aftermarket convention, there’s going to be the updated 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 production truck. Meanwhile, the base 2021 Chevrolet Colorado will make its debut at the 2019 Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic on October 10. Hall Racing – which took the Colorado ZR2 and made it a desert dune dogfighter, will be involved in the official debut.
Now, before we get too carried away, we need to understand that the updates are minor. Visually, we see a slightly tweaked front clip on the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, with a larger grille and “CHEVROLET” lettering across the fascia, like the ZR2 Bison. The lettering is also opened so as to not restrict airflow. Chevrolet originally introduced open logos for the sake of airflow with the fifth-generation 2014 Camaro Z/28 and its “flowtie” badge.
The color on the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 in the images you see before you is new, as well. Called “Sand Dune Metallic,” the hue seems to be identical to what we saw on the Colorado AEV Concept from the 2017 SEMA Show, and will be available on both Z71 and ZR2 models. All Colorado variants below the ZR2 will also feature an updated grille with the iconic bowtie logo and retro “CHEVROLET” embossed tailgates in place of the bowtie that was there before. A final update for the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 are standard red tow hooks.
Chevrolet did not disclose interior updates for the 2021 Colorado, but we understand them to be minimal if not completely unchanged. This refresh will be the only significant update the current-generation Chevrolet Colorado will see until the end of its lifecycle. By 2023, the Chevrolet Colorado will see far more significant changes as it switches over to the 31XX-2 GM truck platform.
Chevrolet says that the WT, LT and Z71 Colorado trim levels will all receive updated center bars, lower fascias and front skid plates for 2021. WT and LT will feature all-new gold Chevy bowtie logos, while Z71 receives a black bowtie logo. Expect the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado to go on sale next year, with pricing to be announced closer to launch.