2019 Chevy Colorado Gets New RST, Z71 Trail Runner Special Editions

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, Automotive Editor - November 9, 2018

It might not be a long anniversary or a notable one, but Chevrolet is celebrating the second-gen Colorado's fourth anniversary with a few new models. It's no secret that the Colorado has been doing extremely well since the American automaker brought the nameplate back, and the new models should help more consumers get into an affordable, well-sized truck, with some extra flair.

Just like the other RST-badged trucks and SUVs, which include the Chevrolet Tahoe RST, Suburban RST, and Silverado RST, the Colorado RST is a street-oriented truck that builds off of the LT trim's list of standard equipment. Ticking the box for the new RST model, though, adds some black exterior trim pieces. Gloss-black 20-inch wheels, a black bowtie emblem on the tailgate, a black beltine, and black side moldings are all included on the RST model.

The new Z71 Trail Runner, on the other hand, is aimed at drivers looking to get dirty. The off-roading-oriented pickup has the same list of features as the Z71, but adds similar underbody protection as the ZR2. Going with the Z71 Trailer Runner brings heavy-duty skid plates, functional rocker protection, and Goodyear tires.

With the addition of the new Z71 Trail Runner, the Colorado's list of ready-to-get-dirty trucks is as follows: Z71, Z71 Trail Runner, ZR2, and ZR2 Bison. The recently released ZR2 Bison sits at the top of the mountain.

Chevrolet didn't announce pricing for the new models, but the entry-level LT trim starts at $28,495, while the Z71 carries a price tag of $31,595.

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Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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