Chevy has sold 520,000 Colorado midsize pickups in the last five years, so to keep it competitive with rivals, like the Ford Ranger and Toyota Tacoma, Chevy is giving the 2021 Colorado some updates. They aren’t huge, but the updates do give the 2021 Colorado a slightly more aggressive exterior.
At the front there’s a new flow-through grille, which looks similar to the larger Silverado with Chevrolet spelled out. The rear also gets some styling updates, but the biggest change you’ll notice is the brand’s name is also fully spelled out across the tailgate.
Chevy says that the 2021 Colorado will feature greater differentiation between the trim levels. The WT, LT and Z71 Colorado trim levels get updated center bars, lower fascias and front skid plates. WT and LT trim levels will feature gold Chevy bowtie logos, while Z71 receives a black bowtie logo.
The Colorado ZR2 is the only Colorado model to feature the lettered, flow-through “Chevrolet” front fascia. According to Chevy, the ZR2’s new front end provides drivers with improved visibility. The Colorado ZR2 also comes with the Multimatic DSSV position-sensitive dampers, standard front and rear electronic locking differentials, a 2-inch suspension lift, a 3.5-inch wider track, off-road rocker protection, cast iron control arms, Autotrac transfer case, multiple skid plates, and red tow hooks. The 2021 Colorado ZR2 will debut this month at the SEMA show in Las Vegas.