These are merely aesthetic upgrades and will be offered on the base and mid trims only

Chevy unveiled the 2021 Chevy Colorado facelift sometime back and it comes with a few aesthetic upgrades that would keep it fresh until the next-gen arrives. According to GMAuthority, Chevy will also be introducing three new packages solely focused on aesthetics. These packages will certainly add a nice zing to the new Colorado. Will these packages help the Colorado inch closer to the Toyota Tacoma in terms of sales figures?

What Are The Three New Packages?

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The three packages are: WT Appearance Package (PCZ), Custom Special Edition (WGV), and Chrome Appearance Package (WC3).

The package details are mentioned below, but not all packages are available on every trim. The WT Appearance and Custom Special Edition are available only on the Work Truck and LT four-wheel-drive trims. The Chrome Appearance package can be had on the two-wheel-drive LT and the four-wheel-drive Z71.

The WT Appearance Package includes:

  • Body-colored door handles
  • Body-colored mirrors
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    The Custom Special Edition includes:

  • Body-colored grille
  • 18-inch Dark Argent Metallic cast-aluminum wheels
  • 265/60 All-season, blackwall tires
  • Body-colored rear bumper
  • Body-colored door handles and mirrors driver’s spotter mirror

The Chrome Appearance Package includes:

  • Chrome grille
  • Outside heated, power-adjustable manual-folding mirrors with chrome mirror caps
  • Chrome door handles, beltline molding, and rear bumper

Five Packages Are Being Carried Over

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The other five editions available on the present Colorado will be carried over on the 2021 model as well. These include:

Redline Special Edition

  • Black grille with black bowtie
  • Spray-on bedliner
  • 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • Red recovery hooks
  • Black Out appearance package

Z71 Midnight Edition

  • Z71 door emblem
  • Spray-on bedliner
  • All-weather floor liner
  • 17-inch gloss black aluminum wheels wrapped around 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires
  • Black exterior shade

ZR2 Bison Edition

  • AEV front and rear bumpers
  • Fog lamps
  • Skid plates for the fuel tank, rear differential, transfer case, and at the front
  • 17-inch AEV Dark Graphite aluminum wheels
  • Front and rear floor liners
  • AEV embroidered headrests
2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Midnight Edition and Dusk Edition
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ZR2 Dusk Special Edition

  • 17-inch Gloss-Black aluminum wheels and spare wheel
  • Off-road lights and sport bar

ZR2 Midnight Special Edition

  • Black exterior color
  • 17-inch gloss black aluminum wheels plus the spare wheel
  • Off-road lights and sport bar

What We Know About The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado So Far

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Speaking of the 2021 Colorado, it comes with only a few changes, but all of them do make the truck look fresh. On the outside and inside, the highlights include:

  • An even sharper looking ZR2 trim
  • All-black grille with CHEVROLET embossment
  • Better approach angles
  • Huge power bulge on the hood
  • The wheel arches are wrapped in black plastic cladding
  • All trims embossed with CHEVROLET lettering on the tailgate
  • An eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility

All the drivetrains are carried over without any power output changes. The ZR2 receives a few mechanical changes:

  • 3.6-liter, V-6 gasoline mill
  • 308 horses and 275 pound-feet of torque
  • 2.8-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged diesel mill
  • 186 ponies and 369 pound-feet of twist
  • 2.5-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine
  • 200 horses and 191 pound-feet of torque
  • ZR2 now features a two-inch suspension lift, a 3.5-inch wider track, etc.
  • The best-in-segment towing capacity of 7,700 pounds

Final Thoughts

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The Colorado sales are consistent, but it hasn’t been a breakthrough product for GM despite its popularity. It is still far from the number of Tacomas sold annually. The 2021 model and these appearance packages might give it a small boost, but you can’t expect a lot out of it. Chevy Colorado’s twin cousin, the GMC Canyon looks far better at this point. GMC even introduced the new AT4 off-road trim that could be a big hit. The new Denali looks impressive as well. Although it is a premium offering, the Canyon is more accomplished and will be better in the long run.

GM is even offering interest-free financing on GMC Canyon to increase sales during the pandemic. Assuming that it’ll take the industry a long time to recover, the same could be offered on the 2021 Canyon as well. At this point, the interest-free options are not available on Chevrolet products. So, that would make the Canyon a better deal price-wise as well.

What are your thoughts on the 2021 Colorado’s new packages? Will they help increase the truck’s sales? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

Source: GM Authority

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