2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2: Brutal at the Front, Classic at the Rear

The outgoing Chevy Colorado mid-size pickup truck seems to be a bit old-fashioned compared to its competitors. For that reason, General Motors decided to give the car a fresher face that appears predatory and a classic tailgate to give customers some nostalgic feel.

The model pictured above is the most potent Colorado, the ZR2 version. It sports a new face, and as you can see, it radiates so much aggressiveness at the front. That overflowing grille and those revised headlights make a unique and threatening combination, while the Chevy bowtie emblem has been minimized and relocated to the driver’s side.

Moving down to near the bottom of the fascia, you will find a couple of standard red tow hooks. Now if you want to remember something different, the car pictured below is the 2020 Colorado ZR2 – you can compare it to the new model above to clearly understand the changes.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2: Brutal at the Front, Classic at the Rear

The new grille is a little odd, but you have to admit that it does make the vehicle look meaner than before, and its okay. According to Chevy’s press release, the more affordable Colorado WT, LT, and Z71 have also been refreshed with new grille center bars and redesigned lower fascias and front skid plates.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2: Brutal at the Front, Classic at the Rear

The first two of the said trims wear a gold Chevy bowtie emblem while the last is given a black bowtie. At the rear, all 2021 Colorados get a CHEVROLET-embossed tailgate that also improves the look over the previous year’s model.

The car would probably look even better if Chevy just emboss “Chevrolet” on its back without “Colorado” to make things simpler. Nevertheless, it’s still a nice improvement overall.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2: Brutal at the Front, Classic at the Rear

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