Chevrolet Adds Colorado Midnight Edition to 2016 Lineup
Chevrolet isn’t resting on its Colorado-shaped laurels heading into the truck’s second model year. With an all-new diesel engine and an enhanced Trail Boss package for the Z71 (which we’ve driven), the Colorado looks as fresh as ever, but not even Chevy’s new midsize baby is immune to the allure of the paint-and-tape “special edition.” Along with the aforementioned updates, new for 2016 is the Colorado Midnight Edition, giving the hot-selling pickup some added visual attitude like that of its big brother, the Silverado Midnight Edition.
As on the 1/2-ton, the Colorado Midnight includes cosmetic upgrades like a blacked-out grille, sinister 18-inch aluminum wheels, and black bowtie Chevrolet emblems. The Midnight is also offered exclusively with black exterior paint. Functionally, the special edition also gets a spray-on bedliner and soft, foldable tonneau cover, with Chevrolet-branded scuff plates for the interior.
Available on the LT with either the extended or crew cab configuration, the Colorado Midnight Edition package can also be paired with two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, and all three of the Colorado’s available engines are compatible with the sleek, sport-truck motif. Pricing will be announced later, but if it echoes that of the Silverado, expect to pay a premium between $1,595 and $1,995. The bedliner and tonneau cost $1,070 combined when ordered as standalone options, and 18-inch wheels get on for at least $1,000, so the Midnight Edition will be a bargain if Chevy can keep the package price under two grand.