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Chevy Truck News:Like a Boss: Chevrolet unveils the Colorado Z71 Trail Boss

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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

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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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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!!

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Well it sure does make me to awe!

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