Release date for the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2
With the Los Angeles Auto Show underway and kicking off the major car show season this week, automakers from all over the world are bringing their most exciting developments to show off for the automotive press and potential customers. The introduction of a dedicated off-road version of the Chevy Colorado is certain in the running to among the most popular exhibitions at the entire auto show. A release date for the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 has yet to be nailed down. Don Wheaton customers interested in the new version of the popular midsize pickup truck should stay tuned to the Don Wheaton Blog for additional updates and details.
“Our engineers have been incredibly successful developing Corvette and Camaro performance variants with broad performance envelopes,” Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain said in a press release. “The ZR2 applies that same philosophy to off-road performance. You can go rock crawling on Saturday, desert running on Sunday, and comfortably drive to work on Monday. This truck can do it all, and do it all well.”
How is the 2017 Colorado ZR2 different?
The upcoming release date for the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 will quickly show potential buyers that it is meant to be a jack of all trades. First and foremost, the new version of the Colorado is built to conquer the outdoors on the week and offer a supple and smooth commute to work all week. The secret behind this adaptability lies in a brand new application of suspension components.
Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSV) damper technology from Multimatic allow for the incredible flexibility of the 2017 Colorado ZR2. The new Colorado model isn’t the first time Chevy has used DSSV technology, it actually debuted with the 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28. The highly adaptable and easily reproduced results of the components allowed for a faster development tempo than almost any other vehicle platform Chevrolet has developed.
What is a Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve?
At the most basic level, the DSSV is the same kind of suspension gear that is used on many of today’s super cars. A fair question would be, why doesn’t the new Colorado ZR2 use magnetic ride control. The main reason is that system doesn’t stand up to heat very well. At least not on the scale that would produced by the kind of driving the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 is meant to do. Without getting too bogged down in automotive jargon, the secret sauce behind the new suspension component is called a spool valve. This seemingly simple part is small, easy to make and uses small holes to control the flow of hydraulic fluid.
Multimatic and Chevy engineers have actually added an extra spool valve to the suspension of the 2017 Coloardo ZR2 to help absorb impacts from hard driving that would normally exceed the length of travel of a normal spool valve set up.
If you would like to learn more about the Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve before the release date for the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2, contact a Don Wheaton sales professional today.