Chevrolet expands Colorado work truck options
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Chevrolet expands Colorado work truck options


Chevrolet announced immediate availability of a box delete option for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, the only such option offered in the mid-size truck segment, said the company.

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Business owners and fleet managers can customize the back end of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado with the box delete option.

“With the segment-leading efficiency and maneuverable size, the Colorado makes a great, flexible choice for urban businesses and fleets to make the most of a midsize truck,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, GM Fleet & Commercial. “It’s ideal for utility companies requiring service bodies, as well as landscapers and other businesses needing the utility of a flatbed.”

The box delete package—RPO order code ZW9—is available on Colorado Work Truck 2WD extended cab models and is offered exclusively with the 305-HP 3.6L V-6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission. A $300 credit is applied to the Colorado’s suggested retail price when the option is selected.


Additional vehicle and package highlights include:

  • 2,200-lb. payload rating;
  • 6,001-lb. gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR);
  • Temporary taillamps installed on the rear of the frame;
  • Rear bumper deleted;
  • Full-size spare tire included;
  • Rear-vision camera harness included, with connecter and blunt cuts provided;
  • Eight body mount provisions (four per frame rail);
  • Standard fuel filler position. Optional BJA-code service body fuel filler is available and shipped loose in the cab for upfitter installation;
  • Z82 trailering package; and
  • G80 locking differential.

Additionally, an option to delete the rear seat for cargo capacity and versatility is available with the Colorado Work Truck extended cab, regardless of whether the box stays or goes.


“The Colorado was developed with the upfitter industry in mind,” said Mike Jones, product manager, mid-pickups, CNG and LPG. “Input from body manufacturers and fleet owners helped us make the most of the optional fuel filler mounting location to suit their unique needs.”

Like the full-size Chevrolet Silverado, the Colorado has a fully boxed perimeter frame, which provides the strength to support its capabilities and was engineered, to provide a confident, smooth and quiet ride, according to the truck manufacturer.

A coil-over-type front suspension features aluminum knuckles that are low in mass and high in strength, contributing to a more responsive feel and efficiency.


The Colorado has a short turning circle of 41.3 ft., enabling easier maneuvering in tight areas such as on city streets.

Four-wheel disc brakes, with four-piston front calipers, are standard and feature Duralife brake rotors that can offer up to double the service life and save money on maintenance.

In the city, the V-6-powered Colorado 2WD (with box) is rated at 18 MPG, and on the highway, it’s rated at 26 MPG.

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