Chevy Colorado Performance Concept Debuts at SEMA

Chevy has partnered up with Motocross legend Ricky Carmichael to create the Colorado Performance concept for the SEMA Show.

Colorado Performance- Ricky Carmichael


Chevy has partnered up with Motocross legend Ricky Carmichael to create the Colorado Performance concept for the SEMA Show. The Colorado Performance concept is meant to illustrate the lifestyle-supporting capability of the new midsize pickup truck that can hold Carmichael’s motorcycle, mountain bike and the rest of his gear.
Carmichael consulted with Chevrolet on the unique concept equipment to facilitate the bikes’ mounting in the Colorado crew cab’s 6′ 2″ cargo bed, which allows hauling of items up to eight feet long with the tailgate down. The concept also features the new GearOn system that is designed to hold larger items such as bikes, boards and kayaks above the bed, leaving room for smaller gear such as tents and sleeping bags in the bed. It can even accommodate 4 x 8-foot sheets of plywood above the wheelhouses.

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Colorado Performance- Ricky Carmichael

Other updates to the production Colorado include a unique matte gray exterior color accented with high-gloss silver and yellow accents – and a graphic of Carmichael’s signature. The production 17-inch Z71 aluminum wheels were accented with yellow highlights and wrapped in Goodyear Duratec off-road tires. A concept sport bar was also added to the bed. Inside yellow accents were added to the interior, along with Carmichael’s racing number 4 embroidered into the front seat headrests.

“Where I take my bikes, a full-size truck isn’t always the best solution, so a maneuverable midsize truck like the Colorado is just the ticket,” said Carmichael. “Besides a cargo bed that’s not only large enough to haul a motocross bike and a mountain bike, the Colorado has the power to confidently take them where the pavement ends.”

Source: Chevy