2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Trail Boss Gets New Tires
Ambitious-Sounding Name Offers Modest Hardware Updates
A few months ago, we reported on General Motors’ trademark filing of “Z71 Trail Boss” and almost immediately, our minds went down the rocky trail of the possibility of the awesome ZR2 concept shown at the Los Angeles Auto Show coming to showrooms. Unfortunately, the reality of the Trail Boss is quite a bit more modest.
The production Z71 Trail Boss is a $3,320 package consisting of the GearOn cargo management system, a transfer case shield on 4WD models, front recovery hooks, 3-inch round rocker steps, black bowtie logos front and rear, and black fender flares. The biggest difference from your run-of-the-mill Z71 is the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac 265/65R-17 all-terrain tires.
If there’s any silver lining to the somewhat anti-climactic reveal of the Trail Boss (at least to hard-core truck enthusiasts) is that it still leaves room for an eventual production version of the ZR2 concept. Maybe we shouldn’t be so greedy for a high-performance off-road version only months after the Colorado’s debut, but after seeing the ZR2 concept, we can’t un-see that awesomeness. C’mon Chevy, please tell us the Trail Boss isn’t the end-all, be-all 4WD Colorado. For those of you that are still interested, the Trail Boss will go on sale in Spring 2015 and will be available in all the configurations of the Z71, including 2WD, 4WD, and crew and extended cabs.
Source: General Motors