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Report: 2021 Chevrolet Colorado will be offered with three new packages

The Chevrolet Colorado will receive upgrades for the 2021 model year.

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According to reporting by GM Authority, the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado will be available with three new packages, the WT Appearance Package, Custom Special Edition, and Chrome Appearance Package. Chevrolet considers the availability of numerous trim levels and appearance packages to be one of its keys to success with the Silverado and Colorado.

These packages are in addition to fresh looks and equipment that the model is getting as part of a refresh for the 2021 model year. Chevrolet will sell the model in WT, LT, Z71, and ZR2 trim levels.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Chevrolet has only showed off the Colorado ZR2 model so far. Photo courtesy of Chevrolet

GM Authority's reporting also indicates that the Redline Special Edition, Z71 Midnight Edition, Z71 Midnight Edition, ZR2 Dusk Special Edition, and ZR2 Midnight Special Edition packages are set to return.

No pictures are currently available of any of the new packages, but the fresh reporting does give an idea of what to expect.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado WT Appearance Package

The package will be available on two- and four-wheel drive versions of the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado WT trim. It includes body-color door handles and body-color mirrors.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado WT Custom Special Edition

The Custom Special Edition builds on 2021 Chevrolet Colorado two- and four-wheel drive models. It includes a body-color grille, 18-inch Dark Argent Metallic cast aluminum wheels, 265/60R18 all-season tires, body-color rear bumper, body-color door handles, and body-color mirrors with drivers spotter mirror.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado LT Chrome Appearance Package

Of the three new packages, this one is the only one that is not available on the WT trim level. The package is available only on two- and four-wheel drive LT trim trucks. The package includes a chrome grille; outside heated, power-adjustable manual folding mirrors with chrome mirror caps; chrome door handles; chrome rear bumper; ad chrome belt line molding.

No pricing is yet available for the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado or the new packages. The 2020 model starts at $22,395. The 2021 will likely start around the same price.

The Colorado is expected to be fully redesigned for the 2023 model year, the same year that the Toyota Tacoma, the best-seller in the segment, is slated to be new/

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The Subaru Crosstrek has been refreshed for the 2021 model year.

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Long beloved for its zippy drivability and spacious cargo area, the Subaru Crosstrek is also just underpowered enough for some drivers to make it a non-starter. The automaker is now offering a 2.5-liter four-cylinder option for the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek.

Buyers can choose the standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque or the 2.5-liter that is shared with the Forester and gets 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek The car is mostly unchanged at the rear compared to the 2020 model and still just as capable. Photo courtesy of Subaru of America, Inc.

Both engines are paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) in most trim levels. The standard six-speed manual transmission in the Base and Premium grades is paired with the smaller engine. Models equipped with the CVT get Intelligent and Sport drive modes.

The larger engine gets 27 mpg in the city, 34 mpg on the highway, and 29 mpg combined. The smaller engine, mated with the CVT, achieves 28 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway, and 30 mpg combined. With the manual, the Crosstrek gets just 22/29/25 mpg city/highway/combined.

All models will continue to be sold with standard all-wheel drive with active torque vectoring technology. Base models get a Low Shift Mode for descending hills.

Models with the CVT come standard with a suite of Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. That suite now includes adaptive cruise control with lane centering (debuted on the 2020 Outback) in addition to automatic pre-collision braking, pre-collision throttle management, lane departure prevention, lead vehicle start alert, automatic start-stop, rear seat reminder, and SI-Drive.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek The Crosstrek Sport features blacked out interior and exterior elements. The Crosstrek Limited is the most refined model. Photo courtesy of Subaru of America, Inc.

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek will start at $22,245, just a $100 increase over the price of the 2020 model.

Subaru is adding a Sport grade ($26,495) to the Crosstrek lineup for 2021. It, along with the Limited trim level ($27,995), comes standard with the larger engine. The Crosstrek Sport gets dual-function X-Mode, which also debuted on the Outback, and includes hill descent control with snow/dirt and deep snow/mud selectable settings.

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek will make its way to a dealership near you this summer.

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The 2005 G-Wagon has been modified as a 6x6 by aftermarket outfitters.

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When it was new in 2005, this Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG Kompressor was merely a traditional G-Wagon with a hand-built, supercharged AMG 5.5-liter V8 under the hood, a boxy body, and a rigid frame that only those that scoot around L.A.'s smooth streets could love.

But then someone (read: not the current owner) had an idea.: 6x6 it. So, Squared Customs did.

The now six-wheeled utility vehicle has an extensive list of modifications. Its exterior is finished in a Designo Magno Matte Gray paint job and accented by carbon fiber fenders, snorkel, and hood scoop. There's also full differential locks, portal axles, forged wheels, and fresh exterior lighting. The bed is made of composite decking.

2005 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG 6x6: 6x6 conversion, plus many other modifications

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The ute's dimensions match a traditional 6x6 from the manufacturer.

The original engine, which produces 469 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, and five-speed automatic transmission have not been altered. It also has its original Brabus bi-xenon black headlights.

The upgraded interior features black quilted leather upholstery and carbon fiber trim. It also has a 5.0-inch infotainment touch screen, navigation, a Harman/Kardon premium audio system, power-adjustable front and rear seats with memory, heated front and rear seats, automatic climate control, a multi-function steering wheel, and SmartKey.

The model is currently up for sale on Cars & Bids. With six days left in the auction, the bids are up to $47,000 at the time of publication.

The seller, out of Deerfield Beach, Florida, reports that despite its 15-year age, the ute only has 97,800 miles on the odometer. It comes with two keys and an owners manual.

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