Chevrolet shows off Colorado ZR2 AEV concept and ZR2 race development trucks at 2017 SEMA


One is a toughened up version of the road-going Colorado, while the other is meant to cross deserts as fast as possible

Chevrolet has taken two versions of its Colorado pickup to 2017 SEMA to showcase the myriad of modification possibilities for its midsize offering in the segment. The first is called Colorado ZR2 AEV concept and it’s meant to show just how much more capability can be added to the package with some serious off-road gear added into the mix.


Colorado ZR2 AEV concept features front and rear jounce shocks, plunging front half-shafts, high-angle upper ball joint and increased stiffness high-angle tie rods along with Long-travel rear leaf spring suspension, anti-wrap link and rear differential cover. Specially tuned Multimatic DSSV shocks complete the package.


Other upgrades include AEV front and rear off-road bumpers, complete underbody skid protection, expedition bed rack, plastic fender flares and a snorkel, as well as front and rear LED auxiliary lighting and 35-inch mud tires from BF Goodrich.


The race development truck is even more extreme, featuring a 1.5-inch body lift, rear shock and differential skidplates, a steel driveshaft, wheel spacers and off-road air intake and performance exhaust. It uses the same 3.6-liter V6 engine as the ZR2 AEV concept and has the same electronic front and rear locking differentials.


Chevrolet promises that these two trucks will be just a small part of their 20+ lineup that they brought to the SEMA show.


More 2017 SEMA show news