The year 2021 (one that has not happened yet but allegedly will) means new things for the Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup truck. But not too many new things, at least as far as we know. Most of the currently announced changes to the 2021 Colorado — which tops our roundup of truck news this week — are cosmetic ones aimed at making the various trim levels more visually distinct from one another.
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New grille and lower bumper designs are the chief updates to the front; Work Truck and LT trims will wear a gold Chevrolet bow tie, while Z71 models will get a black one. The ZR2 off-road model gets an all-black grille with flow-through Chevrolet lettering. In back, the various models get a new tailgate with an embossed “Chevrolet.”
Will the Colorado get interior updates, or a new powertrain, or cool new tech? Those are three areas where we think the Colorado — and its sibling, the GMC Canyon — could use some significant updates. So far, however, Chevrolet is mum on any changes to the Colorado beyond these very mild aesthetic updates.
Also this week, we covered the new Ram 1500 EcoDiesel’s EPA fuel economy figures and how they compare to the rest of the burgeoning diesel half-ton class, took a look at federal safety recalls for the 2019 Ford F-Series Super Duty and 2018-19 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter, and got muddy in the refreshed 2020 Toyota Tacoma.
Check out all that and more truck news from the past week from both Cars.com and sister site PickupTrucks.com below.
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