- The 2022 Chevrolet Colorado is largely unchanged, but gets a new Trail Boss package.
- The package adds a suspension lift, skid plates and unique trim bits.
- The Colorado pickup should get a full redesign for the 2023 model year.
For the last model year before a clean-sheet redesign, GM’s midsize pickup gets another off-road focused option, as a Trail Boss package is now available on LT and Z71 trim levels of the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado.
The dealer-installed package includes a one-inch front suspension levelling kit, skid plates, 17-inch black alloy wheels taken from the ZR2’s option list, black Chevrolet and Colorado badging, red tow hooks and deletion of the front lower air dam.
The Trail Boss package gives a little more off-road cred to more affordable variants of the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado, for those who don’t want or can’t afford the more extreme ZR2 edition. Obviously, it must be combined with a four-wheel drivetrain, but can be matched to any of the available engines, including the 200-horsepower 2.5L four, the 308-hp 3.6L V6 and the 181-hp 2.8L turbo-diesel four.
Other than that, changes are few and far between for the 2022 model year, during which the pickup is still offered in WT, LT, Z71, ZR2 and ZR2 Bison variants, along with Extended Cab and Crew Cab configurations. The 2023 Colorado should be all-new, riding on an updated platform and benefit from a slew of comfort, convenience and technological upgrades. The midsize pickup could also ditch all its current engine choices in favour of GM’s turbocharged 2.7L four-cylinder gas unit, which is currently found in the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, the GMC Sierra 1500 and the Cadillac CT4.
Pricing has not yet been set for the 2022 Chevy Colorado, in the United States and in Canada, so the new Trail Boss package’s cost will be announced at a later date.
The Colorado competes with its corporate cousin the GMC Canyon as well as the Ford Ranger, the Jeep Gladiator, the Nissan Frontier, the Honda Ridgeline and the Toyota Tacoma. The latter leads the segment on the sales charts in both countries.