Chevy revealed the refreshed 2021 Colorado in June, but rumors continue to circulate about the pickup’s next stop. There is already speculation about the next generation of the truck, which is still a few years away, but a new rumor of GM-Trucks.com suggests the truck might offer something new much sooner – a Baja mode.
GM-Trucks.com reports that its source said that Chevy will add an all-terrain Baja mode to the ZR2 sometime after the 2021 model year. There are few details on the Baja mode, other than the name, and whether it will arrive finally in the pick-up. It’s unclear how the mode will arrive – as a standalone option, packaged with other upgrades, or included as standard equipment on one release.
Then there is the research of what a “Baja mode” for the ZR2 might entail. As the post notes, the mode could include hardware and software upgrades, ranging from reprogramming traction and stability control to installing new suspension parts or other bits. It’s too early to determine anything, but consumers are flocking to the trucks for fun.
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The source couldn’t discuss when we’d see the mode, only that it would arrive after 2021. Perhaps Chevy will offer a Bison-style option for the new ZR2 in 2022 or 2023, including there. ? Chevy could also integrate the mode into the next-gen Colorado. Information on this pickup is scarce, but there are already rumors about it. It may come with just one engine – GM’s turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder, which GM associates with a ten-speed gearbox – or how it will evolve on an evolution of the current truck architecture.
The mid-size pickup segment is getting crowded. There’s the Ford Ranger and the Jeep Gladiator as two recent entries. The Toyota Tacoma is the segment leader, dominating the Ranger and Colorado in terms of sales. A Baja mode could attract new customers while making Colorado more competitive.