2022 Chevrolet Colorado Loses Popular Off-Road Option

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GM hasn't said when it will become available again.

The semiconductor chip shortage is still causing problems for the Chevrolet Colorado. Last month, General Motors halted production of Colorado trucks with the naturally aspirated 2.5-liter inline-four engine to reduce costs. Now, GM Authority reports that the popular Trail Boss Package is no longer available to order. GM hasn't said why the off-roading package can no longer be ordered or how long it will be unavailable, but it's likely due to supply issues caused by the semiconductor chip shortage.

Introduced for the 2022 model year Colorado, the Trail Boss Package adds an assortment of off-road-focused enhancements to the mid-size pickup.

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Available for the LT and Z71 trims in Extended Cab, Crew Cab Short Box, and Crew Cab Long Box body configurations, the Trail Boss package includes a one-inch suspension-leveling kit for increased ground clearance and front and mid-vehicle skid plates for extra underbody protection. In addition, the off-road-focused package adds 17-inch wheels finished in high gloss black from the hardcore ZR2 off-roader, red tow hooks, and black badges.

Ironically, General Motors is showcasing a modified 2022 Chevy Colorado Z71 equipped with the Trail Boss Package at the 2021 SEMA aftermarket show in Las Vegas. When it was available, the Trail Boss Package retailed at $2,995 for the Colorado LT and $2,895 for the Z71.

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With the 2.5-liter inline-four engine temporarily suspended, the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado is currently only available with two engine options: a 3.6-liter V6 and a 2.8-liter turbo-diesel.

The Trail Boss Package has proven popular for the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra, so there are going to be a lot of disappointed Colorado customers. Let's hope General Motors can resolve these supply issues sooner rather than later because the Colorado's sales will undoubtedly suffer as a result of this latest setback - sales were already down by 53 percent in the last quarter.

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Source Credits: GM Authority

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