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    Like a Boss: Chevrolet unveils the Colorado Z71 Trail Boss

      Chevrolet releases a special Z71 Trail Boss trim package addition to the Colorado Z71.

    Back on January 21st of this year, we reported that General Motors had filed a trademark application for the name Z71 Trail Boss. Fresh off the heals of the Chevrolet Colorado Box Delete Option for commercial customers announced earlier this week; at the 2015 Cleveland Auto Show on Friday, Chevrolet took the covers off the bearer of Z71 Trail Boss badge, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Trail Boss.

    With a package price of $3,320, the Z71 Trail Boss package will be offered on both extended and crew cab configurations with either long or short beds. The package includes special 17" metallic painted aluminum wheels shod with Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac all terrain tires, black fender flares, blacked out Chevrolet logos, GearOn tie down rings, load bar, and cargo divider, spray-on bedliner, G80 locking rear differential, transfer case shield on 4wd models, and front recovery hooks.

    The Colorado has been a sales success for Chevrolet with dealer turnover running at about two weeks. Chevrolet has released a number of special trim packages for the Silverado in recent months with the Custom Sport, W/T Black Out Edition, and Midnight Editions. Chevrolet says that truck buyers want to be able to customize their trucks straight from the factory and now Colorado customers will have that flexibility as well.

    We expect this won't be the last special trim package for the Colorado.

    We will have pictures from floor of the Cleveland Auto Show at 11:00 am Eastern Time.

    Source: Chevrolet

    Chevrolet Press Release on Page 2

    Chevy Colorado Z71 Trail Boss Edition: On Point, Off Road

    When adventure calls, the Trail Boss has your back

    CLEVELAND – For those who want to blaze their own trails, Chevrolet introduces the 2015 Colorado Z71 Trail Boss edition today at the Cleveland Auto Show.

    The Trail Boss combines the capability of Chevrolet’s Z71 off-road truck suspension package with more aggressive tires and additional appearance enhancements. It is offered in extended and crew cab configurations, with a choice of a long or short cargo bed and available 4WD.

    The Trail Boss goes on sale this spring with a starting price of $28,505 plus the package price of $3,320.

    “The Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Trail Boss Edition is equally at home blazing an urban trail or following one to a favorite remote campground,” said Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager. “It gives owners the gear-carrying ability and versatility they need to venture off-road, with segment-leading efficiency and capability.”

    In addition to Chevy’s proven off-road truck suspension package, the Colorado Z71 Trail Boss Edition features Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac 265/65R17 all-terrain tires and 17-inch dark argent metallic painted cast-aluminum wheels; GearOn™ moveable cargo tie-down rings, load bar and cargo divider; with black fender flares and front and rear black Chevy bowtie logos.

    Additional features include:

    • G80 automatic locking rear differential
    • Transfer case shield (on 4WD)
    • Front recovery hooks
    • Black, three-inch round rocker steps
    • Spray-on bedliner
    • Projector beam headlamps
    • Front fog lamps
    • All-weather floor mats with Z71 logo.

    The Trail Boss is the second Colorado special edition announced recently. Last month, Chevrolet introduced the 2015 Colorado GearOn Special Edition, which blends the capability of the midsize pickup truck with the versatility of the GearOn accessory system – and additional popular features. It also goes on sale this spring.

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    Thanks for the quick post!  I do not see a whole lot new here.  I can buy a set of Wrangler Duratracs and the wheel flares over the Chevy parts counter for a whole lot less than $3300.  Everything in the package except for the tires and Trail Boss stickers are already available as GM Accessories.  It does make a nice ready-made accessory pack though, I guess.  I ordered mine with G80, and the regular Z71 already has it as standard.

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    I like the look of the Goodyear Duratrac tires. I wonder if a set would fit my 18" rims without rubbing? I see GM installs these tires on the 17" rims all the time. I'd like to see the Z71 Trail Boss decal in better detail, if you can get a picture Drew.

    What cracks me up about the Colorado Z71 trim is that Chevy goes the distance to remove chrome on this trim but leaves the headlights and fog light trim rings chrome? Doesn't make sense! The headlights should be blacked out and the fog light trim rings should be either body color or blacked out too.

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    I've updated the gallery with live shots.


    To your point about the chrome... This is just an add-on package.  Unless they did replacement headlight clusters also which would probably cost another $500.

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    Sadly not impressed. Guess I was hoping for more of a Hummer style. This is just badging for the most part and does not go far enough IMHO.

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    Does anyone else remember the S-10 Baja package from 20+ years ago?  I think there should be some use of that option again.

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    Chevrolet's Trail Boss seems to be the recent buzz of the automobile industry. The reason behind is that it makes everyone to awe for its astounding features. It is a perfect cargo vehicle!!

    Edited by Drew Dowdell
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