2016 Chevrolet Colorado Gets Special Edition Models


The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado is getting two special edition models.

The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Trail Boss and Colorado Midnight will arrive dealerships this fall, each featuring its own distinct style. The Midnight edition is inspired by the aesthetic of an urban tuner vehicle while the Z71 Trail Boss is designed for terrain where the pavement ends.

The Colorado Midnight edition echoes the blacked-out theme introduced on the Silverado Midnight edition and will be available in black only. Add-ons to the Colorado Midnight include a black front grille, bowtie emblem and 18-inch wheels. In addition, there’s a spray-on bedliner and a soft, folding tonneau cover along with Chevrolet-logo sill plates. The 2016 Colorado Midnight edition will be available on LT models with the extended and crew cab bodies in two- or four-wheel drive and with the 2.5- or 3.6-liter engines.

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The Colorado Z71 Trail Boss features Chevrolet’s Z71 off-road truck suspension package along with more aggressive tires and off-road-inspired appearance accessories. Making the model instantly identifiable is an all-new sport bar with LED trail lighting while black 17-inch aluminum wheels paired to Goodyear Wrangler DuraTec 265/65R17 rubber go with the bold fender flares and tubular assist steps. Like the Midnight edition, the Z71 Trail Boss also has a black bowtie emblem and spray-on bedliner, while the interior gets a set of all-weather floor mats. The model is also available with extended and crew cab bodies and in two- or four-wheel drive with the 2.5- or 3.6-liter engines.

Pricing for the special edition Colorado models will be announced later, closer to the models’ launch.

“These are aggressive editions of one of the country’s hottest-selling truck, demonstrating the personalization that’s possible with Chevrolet accessories, whether it’s for the street, trail or both,” said Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager. “As the Colorado continues to win over new customers, the new Midnight Edition and Z71 Trail Boss give them more choices and build on segment-leading capabilities and efficiency.”

  • Brad Barefoot

    Hey GM why not a work truck model w/auto trans, am/fm radio, cruise, a/c, the very basics. For around $19,000,00.

  • one

    column shifter and a bench seat too,rubber floor mat carpet. would give it a little more cab room for the 200+ lb.’ers

  • Not really feeling these at all. Still prefer a zq8 or xtreme from the first generation of colorados.

  • Brad Barefoot

    Hadn’t thought about the column shifter idea. I don’t really care for floor shifters, I’d prefer the extra leg room as you do.

  • papagrune123

    Manual windows too… 4 door must be a option…I like all the things mentioned. I live in a rural area. I would keep my 95 3/4 ton cab and a half with 315 k miles on it for big stuff. Gooseneck hitch too. I guess they could throw in a 4×4 option for who think that is a must have.

  • Brad Barefoot

    Seems the big three have forgotten about building a “spartan” work truck. I’ve watched with interest the Hyundai pickup which seems to be about to get the green light in November. I contacted John Krsteski the developmental manager on this project with just 3 suggestions, 1- a 6 foot bed over the 4 1/2 proposed, 2- a work truck trim w/few options to keep it at about $19K, and 3- don’t be afraid to build it, the big 3 have abandoned this segment. Hyundai has a great reputation for doing the impossible. I am a station wagon guy as well, and love the “Touring” wagons they sell in Europe and asked for those too.

  • Randy Cryer

    Colorado/Canyon work truck coming soon.

  • Bryan Woody Wood

    Yeah, in my book the best Colorado ever is still the last of the V8 powered ZQ8 extended cabs. Why does every truck have to have a 4 x 4 ride height from the factory (while Jeep Wranglers get lower and lower)?

  • I agree, chevrolet thinks potholes require 4×4 trucks.