Chevrolet has been making a lot of noise in the auto industry as of late, hasn’t it? Their self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EV has proven to do a better job of driving down the road than the average human, and recently Chevy announced their Chevrolet Centennial Special Edition trucks. Now, we’re getting news about the future of the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette and two new editions for the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2.
2019 Chevrolet Corvette
Wait, 2019? We’re not even in 2018 yet, but that’s just how confident Chevrolet is in their new high-performance car. In actuality, earlier this year (2017), GM and Chevrolet put a halt to all 2018 Chevy Corvette orders until later in the year. Like many other automakers around the world, factory plants and assembly lines are being reconfigured for newer, better vehicles. For Chevrolet and GM, the GM's Bowling Green, Kentucky facility was paused for three months for plant upgrades.
Bring that back around to the present, and the new Corvette isn’t just a new model year, the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette will be a next generation model. Henceforth, as the ‘Vette enters its eighth generation, the Kentucky facility will produce the current model of the Chevy Corvette for two more months. Beginning on January 29, 2018, the new generation of the Corvette will begin. Interestingly enough, that’s right after the Detroit Auto Show - coincidence? Probably not.
Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Midnight Edition
For those unaware, the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is an off-road warrior by Chevrolet. Having dominated the “Vegas-to-Reno” off-road race this year, 2017, the Colorado ZR2 proved to be one heck of an off-road warrior. With the annual SEMA convention coming up in Las Vegas next year, 2018, every automaker and their momma unveil custom one-offs as special trim packages for their popular vehicles. To think last year, self-driving vehicles at SEMA 2016 took the stage, and now it’s all the auto-industry can talk about.
With custom editions being the highlight of SEMA, Chevrolet is releasing two special editions for its Colorado ZR2 pickup truck. Known as the Midnight and Dusk Edition, one can guess they share the same theme of blacking out the off-road pickup truck and giving it a darker edge. This new look will consist of black 17-inch, five-spoke wheels, black bow tie badges, a sport-bar with off-road LED lights, and ZR2 logos on the sport-bar sail panels. The main difference between the Midnight and Dusk Edition will be the choice to pick a primary color for the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 with the Dusk Edition. After all, Dusk has a little more color than the black of the night.
You can bet we’ll be offering these trim packages as soon as they’re available. Pretty intriguing stuff. What are you looking forward to? The next generation of the Chevrolet Corvette or the chance to take a Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 to the dark side? Let us know on NowCar social media.
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