Chevrolet upped the ante on the Colorado with the unveiling of the 2016 Colorado Z71 Trail Boss. At SEMA, it pushed this model even further with an upgraded Z71 Trail Boss 3.0 Concept. This concept takes everything that the Z71 Trail Boss does well, but pushes it to a new level of coolness.
Chevy starts this concept off with the 2.8-liter Duramax diesel engine, which is good for 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of stump-ripping torque. This powertrain allows this concept to tow a whopping 7,700 pounds.
The concept separates itself from the standard Z71 Trail Boss with its illuminated front bowtie, and body-color door handles, mirror caps and rocker bars on the outside. Inside, this concept gains an ambient lighting system, rubberized floor liners for those muddy or snowy treks, a brushed-metal trim kit, and stainless-steel doorsill plates.
All of these awesome bits are all in addition to the sport bar with LED lighting, black fender flares, 17-inch black wheels, front recovery hooks, and more that the production Trail Boss already comes with.
Unfortunately, you cannot waltz into your local Chevy dealer and buy this concept off the showroom floor. You can, however, snag up a production Z71 Trail Boss Edition, order these components from the Chevrolet Performance catalog, and have the dealer install them for you.
The pricing and availability of these add-on components are not available yet, but I wouldn’t expect the wait to be too long. Pricing, on the other hand, could be a little outrageous, given these are direct from Chevrolet.