Chevrolet is making some serious changes to the Chevrolet Colorado for 2021, including dropping three special editions, an appearance package, and the entire base model.
We found out last October that the 2021 Colorado would be getting a facelift when Hall Racing ZR2 was shown off for the first time. Now, we have a better idea of the changes that Chevy is making under the skin too.
2021 Chevrolet Colorado – What’s Being Discontinued
First up, the following options, trim levels, colors and packages are no longer available for 2021. Small numbers of deletions are normal but the list is quite large for 2021.
- (2SA) Base model
- (PCP) Custom Special Edition
- (PCX) Work Truck Appearance Package
- (ZST) Colorado RST Special Edition
- (ZTR) Colorado Trail Runner Special Edition
- (ZJJ) Tire, spare 265/70R16 all-season, blackwall
- (QJJ) Tires, 265/70R16 all-season, blackwall
- (QQD) Tires, 255/55R20 all-season, blackwall
- (S1K) Wheel, spare, 16″ x 7″ (40.6 cm x 17.8 cm) steel
- (RS2) Wheels, 16″ x 7″ (40.6 cm x 17.8 cm) Ultra Silver Metallic steel
- (RS1) Wheels, 16″ x 7″ (40.6 cm x 17.8 cm) Ultra Silver Metallic cast aluminum
- (R28) Wheels, 17″ x 8″ (43.2 cm x 20.3 cm) Dark Argent Metallic cast aluminum
- (RTH) Wheels, 20″ Low Gloss Black aluminum
- (VZX) LPO, Bedliner
- (RZB) LPO, Chevrolet Lettered Grille
- (VAT) LPO, Grille
- (RIN) LPO, RST badge
- (AKJ) Glass, windshield shade band
- (G6O) Pacific Blue Metallic
- (G7C) Red Hot
- (GAN) Silver Ice Metallic
- (GD1) Kinetic Blue Metallic
- (GJI) Shadow Gray Metallic
- (GPJ) Cajun Red Tintcoat
We can see that the base model Colorado, along with the Work Truck Appearance Package, RST Special Edition, Custom Special Edition, and Trail Runner Special Edition are being put out to pasture for the new model year. A slew of tires and wheel options are also getting the boot. Six colors are also being phased out for the new model year, which is quite the change.
2021 Chevrolet Colorado – What’s New
While Chevy is cutting the fat, it’s also adding new editions, colors, and options to replace those that are leaving us for the new model year.
- (IOR) Audio system, Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system, 8″ diagonal color touchscreen
- (WGV) Custom Special Edition
- (WC3) Chrome Appearance Package
- (ZAO) Tire, spare 255/65R17 all-season, blackwall
- (RM7) Wheel, spare 17″ x 8″ steel
- (RAP) Wheels, 17″ x 8″ Ultra Silver Metallic steel
- (RIM) Wheels, 17″ x 8″ (43.2 cm x 20.3 cm) Bright Machined aluminum
- (SB9) LPO, Black tailgate lettering
- (SQS) LPO, Front 1″ Leveling Kit
- (GLT) Bright Blue Metallic
- (GSK) Cherry Red Tintcoat
- (GTL) Sand Dune Metallic
Of note, the Custom Special Edition isn’t really going away. It’s just getting a new RPO code. A new Chrome Appearance Package is also coming our way along with new wheels and tires. Bright Blue Metallic, Cherry Red Tintcoat, and Sand Dune Metallic are other notable additions.
2021 Chevrolet Colorado – What’s Changed
Finally, there are a small number of new options or features for 2021. Actually, there are only three.
- Z71 models now include a Black bowtie on the grille
- (BPH) ZR2 Off-Road Package now includes “CHEVROLET” lettered grille with “flowtie
- (DD8) Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming is now standard on LT models