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Like The Silverado, The Trailboss Sits Between The Standard Z71 And Range-Topping ZR2

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Trailboss Trail Boss Z71 LT LTZ
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Some of you may recall the Chevrolet Colorado Trail Boss that was only around for the 2015 and 2016 model years. This unique package provided a bit more off-road kit than the traditional Colorado Z71 model it was based on. Primarily, the big upgrades were a set of Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac 265/65R17 all-terrain tires, while the 2016 model year truck added a bed-mounted LED light bar that went on to be a Chevrolet Performance Accessory. The package was quietly killed off with the introduction of the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 a year later. However, the mid-tier off-road package makes a comeback for the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado, will be be known as Trailboss this time around (per the official order guide, although media assets do name designate the trim level as “Trail Boss”).

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Trailboss LT
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2022 Chevrolet Colorado Trailboss: The Details

Listed as order code PEC, the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado Trailboss (Trail Boss?) will be a more complete build than the previous go-round, and is made up of a long list of available accessories. It will be made available either on 4×4 Colorado LT or 4×4 Colorado Z71 trim levels. The new Trailboss package will feature the following:

  • 17-inch high gloss black wheels (LPO code: SE0)
  • Red front recovery hooks (LPO code W0H)
  • Black CHEVROLET tailgate lettering (LPO code SB9)
  • Black Colorado badging (LPO code SMG)
  • Black bowtie logo (LPO code SG1)
  • 1-inch front leveling kit (LPO code SQ5)
  • Front skid plate (LPO code SIQ)
  • Mid skid plate (LPO code SIR)

While the the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Trail Boss had blackout badging and wheels, the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado Trailboss adds the red hooks, the one-inch lift, and the skid plates. The package is not available with either the Colorado Redline, Z71 Midnight Edition, or Chrome Appearance Packages.

Buyers can also find a near-identical package in the GMC Canyon AT4 Performance Edition.

For those that seek out one of the most capable off-road pickup trucks money can buy, the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 and the very special ZR2 Bison packages will continue to be made available.

The 2022 Chevrolet Colorado is expected to be one of the final model years of the 31xx generation. General Motors is currently testing the next-generation 2023 Chevrolet Colorado, as well as the 2023 GMC Canyon. And if you want a midsize GM truck with either a diesel, a V6, or an unlocked ECU, it’s best you act fast.

The 2022 Chevrolet Colorado and the new Trailboss package will be available for order this summer. Pricing is not immediately available.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Trailboss Trail Boss
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Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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