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SEMA 2006: Chevrolet Colorado Z-71 Plus


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SEMA 2006: Chevrolet Colorado Z-71 Plus

The 2007 Chevy Colorado Crew Cab Z71 Plus is an off-road enthusiast’s dream interpretation of one of Chevrolet’s most popular trucks – the just right-sized Colorado crew cab. Keeping with the rugged Z71 image, the suspension has been fitted with HUMMER H3-derived components, front and rear. Custom-milled 20 x 9-inch alloy wheels are wrapped with aggressive 285/50R20 off-road tires. Underneath the restyled front fascia, hood and fenders is a powerful 320-horsepower 5.3L V-8. Fuel enters the Colorado via a unique, racing-style ITW spherically actuated fuel fill system. The cargo box bed and rear bumper were restyled and a roof rack/light bar was added. The custom paint job combines light green metallic, bright aluminum and light charcoal for a stunning high tech look. The leather interior is upscale yet durable.

Vehicle highlights

  • 320-hp 5.3L V-8 with Hydra-Matic 4L65 transmission

  • Restyled front fenders, hood, fascia, grille, bed and rear bumper

  • Roof rack/light bar, chrome tow hooks, custom tonneau cover

  • Tri-color paint: light green metallic accented with fine bright aluminum and light charcoal

  • TYE LED taillamps and custom driving lamps

  • Custom-machined 20 x 9-inch alloy wheels

  • Aggressive off-road 285/50R20 tires

  • Increased ground clearance

  • HUMMER H3 suspension components

  • High-performance brakes: 15-inch front rotors with six-piston calipers; 14-inch rear rotors with four-piston calipers

  • ITW SAFF (spherically actuated fuel fill) refueling system that replaces traditional door and cap with a custom ball valve

  • Flowmaster cat-back custom exhaust system

  • Ruggedly luxurious leather interior with Dusty Olive bolsters, woven inserts and Pumice piping

  • Matching door panels, instrument panel and steering wheel with bright exterior color trim bezels

  • Kenwood speakers

  • Magellan portable GPS – eXplorist XL Series
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A very bold look is in store for the 2008 Colorado. And is a V8 a possibility, too?

The Dakota may just have to start looking over its shoulder.

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This would not be a super-expensive facelift, as the zig-zag side contours on the current truck don't extend into the doors. I really like the smoother side contours, the normal looking wheel arches, and the face. I don't really care for the '94 S-10-inspired rear bumper situation though.
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The front end is much better then the current one. GM needs to get serious in this segment so it can catch up with the competition. Something that the current Colorado failed to do. Next step, put some serious money into that interior and drop in a V6 and a V8.

With this concept, it appears that GM may be listening to the complaints of the critics and fans and will beef up the Chevy/GMC twins.

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