Best Pickup Truck of 2018: Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 has been named the best pickup truck of 2018 by for its distinctive off-road behavior and capability, as well as for its dynamic on-road manner. Colorado ZR2 was nominated along with the Silverado 3500 for the award. The judges found ZR2 to be one of the most distinctive vehicles on the market in recent years. Hence, it was given the prestigious title of the best pickup truck of 2018.

Paul Edwards, the U.S. Vice President of Chevrolet Marketing, confidently expressed that: “To fully compete in the off-road space, we couldn’t just launch with a ‘me too’ vehicle,” he said. “As part of our strategic plan and continued investment in our truck lineup, ZR2 builds on the boldness of the Colorado program. Our midsize truck line has defied naysayers by selling more than 300,000 trucks in three years, and ZR2 adds forward-looking technology and innovation to the recipe to reach an entirely new group of off-road enthusiast customers,” he concluded.

If compared to some of the standard Colorado pickup trucks available on the market, the ZR2 delivers exceptional performance in a variety of ways. It features a three-and-a-half-inch wider track with a suspension lifted by two inches and a better performing and functional rocker protection for improved off-road clearance. Some class-exclusive features of ZR2 include front and rear electronic locking differentials, off-road application of Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSVTM) damper technology, rock crawling, tight two-track trails, and high-speed desert running, among others. Given all these features, it is not surprising that the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 can conveniently handle hauling up to 1,200 pounds or more of payload, or towing a 5,000-pound trailer off the bumper.

There is no doubt that the Chevy Colorado ZR2 has raised the bar for the pickup industry. It is hope that this will lead to healthy a competition that will guarantee more benefits for consumers in terms of value for their money. This will definitely impress off-road enthusiasts who love to enjoy great truck performance deep in the backcountry. To sum it up, Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is a truck you can drive to work in the morning on weekdays and take off-road to the countryside on weekends!

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