The Chevrolet Colorado zr2 tremolo is a pickup that is made for a Jeep

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  • Frédéric Mercier

    Tuesday, march 27, 2018 07:03

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    Forget common sense. Forget the reason. With the Chevrolet Colorado zr2 tremolo, it is your heart that speaks, not your head.

    You don’t buy a truck like this to bring pleasure to his banker. It is made in tribute to the child that it has already been. The one who used to spend his afternoons in the square of sand to simulate face-to-face with his big Tonka yellow.

    In aging, it has been a little bit forgotten, this child. And even if we dreamed big “Big Foot” and sports cars, we all eventually let our head take over. Finally, almost all of them. And for the other, there are the Colorado zr2 tremolo.

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    The pickup itself to be a Jeep

    With this pickup modified for driving off-road, Chevrolet has constructed the compact pickup ultimate. The one with which it is expected the snow storms with impatience.

    More large (90 mm) and higher (50 mm) than the other versions of the Colorado, the zr2 tremolo is equipped with bumper accent that provide better angles of attack and departure. Large plates are also put to contribution to allow you to go play in the rock without the fear of breaking anything.

    For driving off-road really exceptional, Chevrolet made use of shock absorbers to suspension dynamics Multimatic as well as front and rear differentials both lockable.

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    In short, you end up with a small truck that can follow a Jeep Wrangler almost anywhere.

    And as if its capabilities off-road were not enough to make you drool for your child inside, Chevrolet provides you to customize the zr2 tremolo with a wide range of accessories. On our model test, we had the right lights booster on the roof and a spare tire perched on the box of the truck.

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    Change his painting in yellow, and it’s downright Tonka size!

    Must be careful, however, because of all these facilities offered in option at a cost. A cost that is rather high, apart from that. Our test version had a bill of$ 57,000. At this price, you can buy a full-size truck pretty well equipped.

    Unfortunately, Chevrolet has not managed to transpose the madness of the zr2 tremolo up to his cabin. As soon as it takes place aboard the excentrisme gives way to a sad banality. In fact, apart from logos “zr2 tremolo” found on the head restraints, it’s like being in a Colorado common.

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    Petrol or diesel

    With the zr2 tremolo, forget the four-cylinder engine of 2.5 liters, which team the versions of the input range of Colorado. Even in its grind, the more naked, the zr2 tremolo 2018 is powered by a V6 engine of 3.6 liters, developing 308 horsepower and 275 pounds-foot of torque.

    For 4090$ extra, you can swap the V6 for a four-cylinder engine turbo diesel 2.8 liter. And it is this one that we put to the test.

    As soon as the first rounds of wheels, the Duramax makes you feel its presence. Rather noisy, and offering a massive torque of 369 lb-ft at low rpm, it is the zr2 tremolo is a true monster.

    Better still, it makes for a vehicle surprisingly thrifty at the pump. In a trial week where a lot of progress has been made on the highway, I have compiled an average consumption of 10 L/100 km at the edge of the zr2 tremolo. For a truck of this size, it is nearly a miracle.

    The vehicle is obviously equipped with an architecture with four-wheel drive, but a button is a simple switch to two-wheel drive in a few seconds for a better consumption. And to be slip controlled in a parking lot covered in snow, too!

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    A toy more than a tool of work?

    Let’s be honest, most of the buyers of the Colorado zr2 tremolo will never use this vehicle to its maximum capacity. At best, they get it will depend on a snow bank from time to time.

    The zr2 tremolo, you buy especially for dream. Except that a pickup, it must also be useful. And with 57 000$, you can pay for a full-size truck with better towing capabilities and load.

    And if this really is off-road you want to do, as well you will turn to a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.

    Rationally speaking, the purchase of the Colorado zr2 tremolo is very difficult to justify. Except that it is just that, the beauty of this truck. He doesn’t care, of the rational.

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    Technical data sheet
    Name: Chevrolet Colorado zr2 tremolo 2018
    Basic price: 48 for$405
    Price of model tested: 57 155$
    Configuration : four-wheel drive Vehicle with engine at the front
    Base engine: V6 petrol, 3.6-litre
    Power/torque: 308 hp/ 275 lb-ft
    Transmission: eight-speed Automatic
    Motor optional: Motor to four-cylinder diesel, turbocharged 2.8 litres
    Power/torque: 181 hp/ 369 lb-ft
    Transmission: Automatic six-speed
    Fuel consumption announced (petrol): 15 liters/100 km (city) / 13 L/100 km (highway)
    Fuel consumption announced (diesel): 12.5 L/100 km (city) / 10.7 L/100 km (highway)
    Fuel consumption observed fuel (diesel): 10 L/100 km
    Warranty basic: 3 years/60 000 km
    Competition: Toyota Tacoma, GMC Canyon, Ford Ranger (coming soon)

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