Demand for the Chevrolet Colorado Trail Boss is way higher than expected.
For the first time, the Chevrolet Colorado is offered with the Trail Boss Package, an off-roading package that was popular for the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. The Trail Boss Package adds a multitude of off-road focused accessories, including a one-inch suspension-leveling kit, front and mid-vehicle skid plates, and 17-inch wheels borrowed from the hardcore ZR2. Other accessories include recovery hooks and black tailgate lettering.
Last week, the Trail Boss Package was mysteriously removed from the options list with no word from Chevrolet or General Motors - but we now know why.
According to GM Authority's sources, demand for the Colorado Trail Boss has exceeded all expectations. It was so popular that General Motors has received three times the number of orders expected for the entire model year in just one month. GM simply doesn't have the supplies to meet the crazy demand and fulfill all current orders.
Unfortunately, this means some customers who ordered the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado with the Trail Boss Package will have their truck rebuilt without the package installed, so a lot of people are going to be disappointed. The Trail Boss Package was previously available for Colorado LT and Z71 trims equipped with four-wheel drive and retailed for $2,995 and $2,895 respectively.
The timing isn't ideal as the Colorado has already been hit hard by the semiconductor chip shortage, resulting in huge sale losses. To cut costs, Chevrolet has stopped producing Colorado trucks with the naturally aspirated 2.5-liter inline-four engine, so the Trail Boss Package isn't the only option that is unavailable. This means the Colorado is currently only available with either a 3.6-liter V6 or a 2.8-liter turbo-diesel.
It's unclear how long the package will be unavailable for but given that GM clearly has a huge backlog of orders to get through when the supply issues are resolved, it's probably going to be a long time before the automaker starts accepting new orders for the Colorado Trail Boss again.