Here are all the changes in store for the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado.
It’s getting crowded in the mid-size pickup market. With the Jeep Gladiator arriving and stealing some of the ZR2 Bison’s thunder, the Colorado is expected to step up its game for the 2020 model year.
Or at least, it was. According to a new report from GM Authority, it now sounds like Chevrolet is going to relax and just offer a 2020 Colorado that has a slightly better price point than before. The entire exterior styling and powertrain will remain completely unchanged from the 2019 model year, but a few things will be consolidated or become standard features.
Starting with the tailgate. What was previously an available option, the LT trim will now get an EZ-lift tailgate as a standard feature. The Work Truck trim will also now get a locking remote tailgate as an available feature where previously it was simply unattainable without going to a higher trim.
Certain underperforming options will be cut for 2020, including the 2WD Extended Cab and 2WD Crew Cab Long Box in the Z71 trim. Those are both gone, as is the Jet Black/Dark Ash interior color combo.
All Colorado trims will get a brand new Chevy Infotainment Plus system, which is presumably better than the previous non-plus system, as well as Tire Fire Alert.
Finally, the Colorado’s package options are getting switched up. The LT trim will now require the Luxury Package and a Crew Cab in order to get a black leather interior, while the Z71 can now get the Safety Package, which includes things like lane departure and forward collision warning. The RST Luxury Special Edition and Redline Luxury Special Editions have both been removed, but the regular RST Special Edition and Redline Special Edition packages have been combined with the Chrome Luxury Package in a single package now called the Luxury Package but is only available for Crew Cab-equipped pickups.
And that’s it. Not exactly the comprehensive response to the Ranger and Gladiator we were expecting, but maybe Chevy doesn’t think it needs to compete with these two pickups.