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2021 Chevrolet Colorado gets new face, no mechanical changes, price increase

Chevrolet will offer the Colorado in an LT trim level with a body-colored grille midsection..

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The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado will sport a few look when it arrives on dealership lots later this year. In October, Chevrolet shared the first photos of the model and now a new set has been released.

New fascia options for the Colorado make the model blend in more with the current generation Silverado and Silverado HD, which have undergone significant generation redesigns in the last few years. There are a few new designs, depending on trim level.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 The front of this version of the truck has a chrome grille and Z71 badging.Photo courtesy of Chevrolet

A new, bold grille features a Chrome midsection that expands on neither side to appear to hold the truck's headlights in place. The traditional Chevy bowtie sits front and center. This grille has larger vents than in the previous iteration. Chevrolet's design team has also tweaked the air dam. Badging on this model denotes it as a truck with Z71 package engineering.

A second version of that grille shows it with a. body-colored midsection.

The there's the third take, a version we've already seen. The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2's grille is completely different than the first two and sports a raised midsection that features the word "Chevrolet" across the front instead of the traditional bowtie. This design is most similar to the Silverado HD's front end.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado LT The rear of the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado LT is similar to its predecessor.Photo courtesy of Chevrolet

Chevy is also changing up the packaging of the Colorado ZR2. The ZR2 will be the first Colorado model to sport the company's flow-through "Chevrolet" front fascia, and it gets unique standard red tow hooks. It will continue to be equipped with Multimatic DSSV position-sensitive dampers, standard front and rear electronic locking differentials, a two-inch suspension lift, a 3.5-inch wider track, off-road rocker protection, cast iron control arms, Autotrac transfer case, and multiple skid plates.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

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In May, reports surfaced that GM was shuffling the Colorado's trim level lineup for 2021. Chevrolet will sell the model in WT, LT, Z71, and ZR2 trim levels. The Redline Special Edition, Z71 Midnight Edition, Z71 Midnight Edition, ZR2 Dusk Special Edition, and ZR2 Midnight Special Edition packages are set to return.

Chevrolet will not be changing the truck's powertrains options for the 2021 model year.

The base price of the Colorado has risen significantly because Chevy has discontinued the traditional Colorado base model. The new starter in their midsize truck lineup is trimmed out more like a mid-grade edition. The new Colorado WT starts at $26,395 - an increase of just $500 over the price of a similarly equipped 2020 Colorado. The truck tops out with the 2021 Colorado ZR2 having a $42,995 sticker price - an increase of $200.

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New sports sedan

2022 Infiniti Q50 gets more standard tech

The car sees new tech and interior features for 2022.

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The Infiniti Q50 is an aging but still-stylish sedan that offers value and power, but it hasn't quite kept pace with the crop of more engaging premium European cars. However, it's still worth a look, and to press that point further, Infiniti has updated the car for 2022 with a healthy list of standard features.

2022 Infiniti Q50 Exterior styling has not changed for 2022.Infiniti

Headline updates for the 2022 Q50 are wireless Apple CarPlay and newly standard Bose Performance Series Audio. There's now leather for every trim, but in the ways that count, the car is the same as the one we saw last year, the year before, and so on.

That's not to say that the car is bad. After all, it still offers a 300-horsepower twin-turbo V6 as standard and can be upgraded with a 400-horsepower version of the engine. And, despite its aging exterior styling, it's still a handsome car with smooth, sculpted bodywork. The seven-speed automatic transmission and available all-wheel drive remain in place.

2022 Infiniti Q50 All-wheel drive is available for all models.Infiniti

Pricing for the 2022 Infiniti Q50 starts at $43,125, which includes a $1,025 destination fee. The car gets standard wireless Apple CarPlay, leather upholstery, 18-inch wheels, and Bose Performance Audio. All-wheel drive is available for a $2,000 upcharge.

2022 Infiniti Q50 Wireless Apple CarPlay and Bose audio are standard.Infiniti

The mid-range Q50 Sensory starts at $48,825, and comes with 19-inch wheels, black open-pore wood interior accents, navigation, and an air purifier system. Stepping up to the top Q50 Red Sport 400 will run $56,975, and brings the more powerful V6 engine, semi-aniline leather upholstery, and Dynamic Digital Suspension, which adjusts damping settings depending on road conditions and driving style.

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New American supercar

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 gets reveal date

Chevy draws a line from the Z06 directly to its racing program.

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The new Chevrolet Corvettewas a revelation when it was finally announced. The car brought a mid-engine design to the Corvette line for the first time, and put decades of speculation over the shift to bed. We've all known that Chevrolet would eventually release an even higher performance Z06 version of the car, but now we know the date. The automaker just announced that the car will be revealed on October 26.

To build hype for the car's announcement, Chevy released a short teaser video of the Z06 tearing around the Nurburgring. It's clear from the film that the car we'll see in October will be a different beast from its standard predecessor, which mainly comes down to a big change in its powertrain.


2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 The new car will be revealed in October.Chevrolet


The new Z06 is expected to feature a flat-plane crank V8 that will allow it to rev to 8500 or 9000 RPM. The car should see in excess of 600 horsepower from its howling V8, which will be sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.



As it has done with other Z06 models, Chevy will bolster the Corvette's suspension and brakes to accommodate higher speeds and the jump in power. The car will be able to carry more speed into corners and stop in a shorter distance than its standard counterpart, which will improve its lap times at the track. Various active and fixed aerodynamics components are also expected.

The C8 Corvette's interior is anything but boring, and the Z06 will carry on with that tradition. We'll still see the long center strip of buttons and controls, along with a digital gauge cluster and nicely upholstered sport seats. The Z06 will most likely get more in the way of carbon fiber and race-inspired trim pieces, but the layout won't deviate from the standard car to a great degree.


2023 Chevrolet Corvette The Z06 will be powered by a flat-plane crank V8.Chevrolet

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