The leather-lined luxo trucks of today are a far cry from what pickup trucks used to be; hard-working tools designed to get the job done with little in the way of creature comforts. Well, Chevrolet has just announced it is now offering a workin’ man’s edition to the 2015 Colorado midsize truck. The new box delete option does what its name promises by removing the pickup box in order for customers to install the utility box or flat bed of their choice.
Aimed directly at fleet buyers such as local governments, utility companies, or contractors, the truck offers free reign over how the rear frame rails are used. Chevy’s box delete option code is ZW9 and only available with the Work Truck trim level on extended cab Colorados fitted with the 3.6-liter V-6 engine and 2WD.
Checking the ZW9 option box adds a few work-relate items to the truck, along with a $300 credit off the truck’s MSRP. While it might not be glamorous, the Colorado ZW9 is ready for work, no matter what aftermarket additions are attached to the frame.
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General Motors has release a slew of special editions that encompass the Silverado, Sierra, Colorado, and Canyon trucks over the last few months, including the Canyon Nightfall edition, the Silverado Custom and Midnight editions, along with the GMC Sierra Carbon and Elevation Editions. Now Chevrolet is catering to the average Joe, offering a special edition appearance package on its base WT model.
The Black Out package plays on the popular “murdered out” look that layers black on black on top of black. The sinister look dresses up the otherwise plane-Jane work truck to a more sporty, customized ride.
The special appearance package adds black 20-inch aluminum wheels wrapped wide, 275-series, all-season rubber, along with deep tented glass and black bowtie badges front and rear.
Chevy has kept pricing decently low, only charging $1,595 for the extra features. The Black Out package is only available on WT trim levels in regular and double-cab configurations.
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Chevrolet has yet again released another special edition truck, this time at the Chicago Auto Show. The truck combines some of the classy external additives on to the popular mid-grade Silverado LS Double Cab. This volume model carries the upscale looks while keeping its price in check.
This is the third special edition truck Chevy has released as of late. Also at the Chicago Auto Show is the midsize Colorado GearOn Special Edition, which adds some fancy bodywork to a truck tricked out with GM’s innovative bed storage system. The second truck is the Silverado Custom Sport. This special edition truck that debuted at Detroit looks quite similar to the Custom, but is reserved for higher trim levels including LT and LTZ. They’re similar in style, yet different in execution.
So what’s new with the Silverado Custom? Well, not too much, but Chevy says the special edition is for folks who keep their trucks longer than most and who crave something different without breaking the bank.
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The 2015 Colorado is one of Chevrolet’s hottest models these days, with the midsize truck causing quite a stir in its segment. The Colorado offers tons of cab, bed, engine, and drivetrain options that give truck buyers the ability to pick a truck to fit their needs. That versatility extends to the Chevrolet’s innovative cargo bed-based GearOn cargo management system.
To help promote its bed management system, Chevy has bundled the GearOn equipment with a few exterior adornments on the truck to make it stand out. While the GearOn system is available on any Colorado or its GMC Canyon twin, neither would come with the added pieces of the bundle.
Those include the off-road assist steps, gloss-black, 18-inch aluminum wheels, a body-colored grille with a blacked out Chevy bowtie along with a matching emblem on the EZ Lift and Lower Tailgate, fog lamps, rear window defogger, and the remote start system.
While the GearOn Special Edition doesn’t come with every GearOn accessory, it does provide the basic system for attaching things like bike, ski, canoe, or surfboard carriers and even a pop-up tent. All the ancillary parts are available at Chevy dealerships.
Updated 02/13/2015: We’ve added a series of images taken during the Colorado GearOn Special Edition’s official debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. Check the new images in the "Pictures" tab.
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Chevrolet has a long history of offering custom-style trucks dating back to when trucks started becoming more popular with households rather than only construction workers. Like the 1967 Chevrolet Custom Sport Truck with its high-class bucket seats, carpeted floors, and bright trim work, the 2015 Chevy Silverado also offers some room for custom improvements right from the factory.
The Custom Sport package adds to the long list of optional packages available for the Silverado, including the Midnight Edition and Rally Edition. The Custom Sport package is available with the LT and LTZ trim levels and is even stackable with the optional Z71 Off-Road package.
While the truck stays mechanically the same, the appearance package dresses up the exterior with body-colored front and rear bumpers, a body-colored grille with black accents, along with 20-inch chrome wheels and chrome door handles, mirror caps, and side moldings.
“The Custom Sport special edition was inspired by Chevy Custom Sport Trucks of the late 1960s,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Trucks marketing director. “Those CST models added a touch of elegance to a great all-around truck, just like the Custom Sport package for the new Silverado.”
That “touch of elegance” is what some folks really go for – helping them make their truck a more one-of-a-kind creation. Though it will be built in the factory, the special edition will be made in limited numbers.
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General Motors is diving deep into the trendy “murdered-out” market these days, especially in the truck segment. Well, Chevrolet has just announced its new Midnight Edition – an all-black sport version of the Silverado. Thankfully this special edition actually adds more than just some swanky paint, unlike the GMC Sierra Elevation Edition. This Silverado comes packed with all the fixin’s from the Z71 off-road package, plus some meaty Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires not otherwise found on GM trucks.
As the name suggests, the Midnight Edition comes with a blacked-out grille, bumpers, wheels, mirror caps, door handles, and even bowties. The underlying Z71 package adds some desirable mechanicals like the upgraded suspension, Hill Decent Control, locking rear differential, skid plates, tow hooks, and the trailering package.
The Silverado Midnight Edition joins the ranks of the Chevy Impala Midnight Edition, along with the GMC Canyon Nightfall Edition and the aforementioned Sierra Elevation Edition.
Chevrolet is offering the Midnight Edition on Double-Cab and Crew-Cab Silverado 1500s. Only 5,000 examples are set for production for the 2015 model year. Chevy is charging between $1,595 and $1,995 for the Midnight Edition, depending on the truck model.
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They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and it doesn’t get much bigger than the Chevy Suburban. For 2015, Chevrolet is rolling out its newest Texas Edition-branded truck meant to pay homage to the state that buys the most Suburbans of all.
The special Texas Edition package is available on LT and LTZ trim levels and comes with a host of upgrades. The upgrades are often popular options in the Lone State, so the Texas Edition helps group them all together. So-equipped Suburbans come with the Max Trailering Package, which includes a 3.42 axle ratio and trailer-brake controller. That’s in addition to the standard two-inch receiver hitch and built-in wiring harness.
Polished 20-inch, aluminum wheels come with the LT package while the LTZ gets massive 22-inch rolling stock. Of course, Texas-sized badging is included to show off the ‘burban’s special package. LT trim levels get an additional nine-month extension of SiriusXM radio subscription as well as navigation while the LTZ trim levels come with those without the Texas Edition package.
Things under the hood are left stock, as the 5.3-liter, EcoTec3 V-8 still pumps out 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. Active fuel management, variable valve timing, and direct fuel injection help the Chevy small-block achieve 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. A six-speed automatic transmission keeps the V-8 spinning in its powerband.
Checking the Texas Edition option box does cost a Texas-sized penny. For LT trims, the Texas Edition costs an additional $2,195 and on the top-trim level LTZ models, the price runs $1,095. Of course, that’s on top of the Suburban’s regular price tag.
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