The Chevrolet Colorado Trail Boss is the newest variant in the Colorado lineup, starting at P1,368,888. The new variant of the Colorado features an off-road themed package. It comes with black accents all around the vehicle and an anti-roll bar at the back. The Trail boss is a derivative of the LT variants of the Colorado but with a touch of off-road accessories.
On the exterior, the Trail Boss comes with black Chevrolet badging front and back, while also sporting black fender flares and a black grille. Other features that are standard with the Trail Boss are a sports bar, Trail Boss decal, and Colorado Tailgate decal. For lighting the pickup comes with halogen bulbs that are combined with multi-focal reflectors. It also comes standard with a bed liner that helps protect the metal bed of the truck from scratches that might otherwise come from objects being loaded and unloaded from the vehicle.
The rugged pickup comes with SRS airbags for the driver and passenger. It also comes with side door impact beams and ABS with EBD as standard. An odd addition to the vehicle is a limited slip differential which helps the vehicle get traction during slippery situations.
For suspension, the Trail Boss features independent double wishbone coil springs and gas shock absorbers up front and gets axle suspension with leaf springs in the rear. For stopping power the pickup gets vented disc brakes up front and drum brakes in the rear. Putting all 200 horses onto the road are a set of black 18x7.5 inch wheels wrapped with 265/60 tires. In case of emergency, the vehicle comes with a 16-inch spare tire.
Moving onto the interior, Jet Black and Dark Ash are the colors of choice for the cabin. The driver’s seat comes with 4-way manual adjust with an adjustable headrest for both the driver and passenger. The black and ash themes also transcend into the seating material which shares the same color scheme.
Over at the entertainment side of things, the pickup sports a 7-inch MyLink touch screen system. It also has integration for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. On top of these smartphone mirroring apps, it also comes with a USB port and Bluetooth. The sound system comes with 4 speakers, unfortunately, there are no tweeters in the vehicle. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather and has call and audio switches that let the driver focus more on the road.
The driver information display, features instantaneous fuel consumption, a thermometer, battery voltage, oil life, and gearbox oil temperature. These are important things to monitor when you’re after a rugged truck. Climate controls for the vehicle, however, are manual. Those with charging and dashcam needs will be happy to know that the Trail Boss comes with two 12V electric outlets in the vehicle. The first is located in the front while the other is located in the second row.
Powering the Trail Boss is the familiar 2.8-liter engine found in certain models of the Colorado lineup producing 200 hp and 500 Nm of torque. Mated to this powerful engine is a 6-speed automatic transmission with Active Select Manual Mode. Despite the vehicle’s rather off-road-focused look, power is only sent to the rear wheels.