With a box-delete RPO, business owners and fleet managers can have it their way when it comes to customizing the back end of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado.
Chevrolet today announced availability of the package in mid-April. It is on display this week at the annual NTEA The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. It is the only such option offered in the midsize truck segment.
“With the segment-leading efficiency and maneuverable size, the Colorado makes a great, flexible choice for urban businesses and fleets to make the most of a midsize truck,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, GM Fleet & Commercial. “It’s ideal for utility companies requiring service bodies, as well as landscapers and other businesses needing the utility of a flatbed.”
The box delete package – RPO order code ZW9 – is available on Colorado Work Truck 2WD extended cab models and is offered exclusively with the 305-hp 3.6L V-6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission.
A $300 credit is applied to the Colorado’s suggested retail price when the option is selected.
Additional vehicle and package highlights include:
- 2,200-pound payload rating
- 6,001-pound gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR)
- Temporary taillamps installed on the rear of the frame
- Rear bumper deleted
- Full-size spare tire included
- Eight body mount provisions (four per frame rail)
- Standard fuel filler position. Optional BJA-code service body fuel filler will be available and shipped loose in the cab for upfitter installation
- Z82 trailering package
- G80 locking differential.
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Additionally, an option to delete the rear seat for great cargo capacity and versatility is available with the Colorado Work Truck extended cab regardless of whether the box stays or goes
“The Colorado was developed with the upfitter industry in mind,” said Mike Jones, product manager, mid-pickups, CNG and LPG. “Input from body manufacturers and fleet owners helped us make the most of the optional fuel filler mounting location to suit their unique needs.”