2021 CHEVY COLORADO, GMC CANYON TO RIVAL FORD RANGER WITH NEW LEVELING KIT

GM Published The 2021 Fleet Order Guide For The Midsize GM Trucks, Revealing Key Details

GMC Canyon AT4
2021 GMC Canyon AT4

The 2021 Chevy Colorado and 2021 GMC Canyon will enter production later this year with ever-so-mild updates from years prior. These include re-worked front fascias, embossed tailgates, and various color/trim accents. These updated GM midsize pickup trucks will be built exclusively at the GM Wentzville Assembly plant in Missouri. Pricing will be announced later this year.

That being said, there’s more coming from the 2021 Colorado and Canyon than GM cares to lead on. According to the company’s publicly available 2021 Fleet Order Guide, there are a few packages and accessories worth nothing, and one of them is a dealer-installed suspension leveling kit (LPO Code SQS). For the most part, the leveling kit will be for the 2021 Chevy Colorado, specifically the 4×4 Work Truck, 4×4 LT, 4×2 Z71, and 4×4 Z71. The 2021 GMC Canyon will only offer this leveling kit on the new AT4 trim.

Chevrolet and GMC still have to publish full details on the 2021 midsize trucks, including full pricing, official images beyond the new ZR2 and AT4, etc.

2021 Chevy Colorado ZR2

Pricing and other details are not readily available, but we don’t have to look far to get a clue as to what we can expect. For instance, Ford Performance Parts offers a similar suspension kit for the Ford Ranger and F-150 pickup trucks. This gives customers a validated suspension upgrade for taller ride height and improved off-road performance, highlighted by Fox shocks. These off-the-shelf kits are designed for any four-wheel-drive 2019 Ranger or four-wheel-drive 2015-19 F-150 and can be purchased at Ford dealers for $1,495, before installation. The kit also comes with a limited warranty. The upgrade results in a 21 percent increase in approach angle and a 10 percent increase in breakover angle for the Ford Ranger.

Expect the price of the upcoming 2021 Chevy Colorado and 2021 GMC Canyon leveling kit to rival that of the Ford when things become more official. Finally, popular dealer-installed upgrades also make a return for 2021 model year GM midsize trucks including the following:

  • The Power Package (LPO: PDG), which includes a Chevrolet Performance Air Intake System, and Cat-Back Performance Exhaust Upgrade System.
  • Cat-Back Performance Exhaust (LPO: WBC), which requires the 3.6L LGX V6 engine option.
  • Performance Air Intake System (LPO: 5W7), which also requires the LGX.
  • Diesel Exhaust Tip Relocation Kit (LPO: VUZ), which is most handy on the Colorado ZR2 when off-roading.

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Written by Manoli Katakis

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    • You will more than likely be able to visit your dealer and have them equip your truck with the accessory. The mounting points and suspension geometry of the 2021 Colorado is likely very unchanged from the 2015 Colorado.

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