A partnership between General Motors and U.S. Military’s Army is definitely a very good thing and it will bring great models. One of them is a new model named Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 Concept. This truck will be as its name suggest, based on the well-known Chevy Colorado model. This will be a hydrogen-powered pickup. This model will be constructed in that way to test the limits and capabilities of the fuel-cell vehicle in wartime environments. Director of TARDEC, Paul Rogers said: “A fuel cells will have a potential to expand the abilities of Army models, through exportable power, quiet operation and solid performance of torque”. In the next review, you can find out something more about this model. Let’s start from its exterior design.
Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 Concept Exterior design
The exterior design of the recently developed model will be very futuristic and attractive. Everything from the outside will be so “off-road ready” and muscular. The central cab section of this model will be borrowed from well-known Colorado model, but everything else will be redesigned. At the front fascia, this model will have the amazing grille and the headlights. The headlights will be so thin. Their width is probably something like 1 inch (2,5 cm). Quite amazing! Also, the whole front fascia is definitely more muscular and more aggressive. At the center of the grille, we can find large Chevy logo.
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The hood of Chevy Colorado ZH2 Concept will be also different and it will have huge power bulge that will be very useful for housing the fuel cell powertrain. The headlights will be powered by the latest of LED system, and we can also see some LED element on the front bumper. The mentioned bumper is also very massive and it is fitted with fog lights that are very useful in harsh weather condition in rough terrains. At the sides, this model will use amazingly huge tires. The word is about the 37-inch BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 tires.
The Chevry Colorado ZH2 Concept cabin of this model is not drastically changed as the exterior design. The dashboard will remain exactly the same as in the regular Colorado. The same thing we can expect with the center console and door panels. However, there is going to be some slight changes of course. The front seats will be replaced by Recaro racing seats. The gauge cluster will now show KW output. Everything else inside is more or less the same as in the regular Colorado model. Some of the standard interior features will include modern air condition (dual zone), adaptive cruise control, adjustable seats, a lot of options for connectivity, a lot of safety features, as well as many others.
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Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 Concept Engine and Performance
The most recent Chevy Colorado ZH2 Concept will be powered by a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain. However, the specific details are still a mystery. What we know is that the new Chevy ZH2 concept will feature Exportable Power Take-Off unit. Some of the major advantages of this powertrain are almost silent, considering it’s military use, that is a great advantage; also, a truck almost does not emit heat. This is very useful because of enemy can’t spot this vehicle easily with its FLIR systems. The torque is produced by the truck’s electric motor. As soon as they announce some new information, we will update this review.
Price and Release date
The release date of the resulting is still unknown and the same thing is with the prices.
Chevy Colorado ZH2 Concept photos