General Motors has played it smart with the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon; a point illustrated by the Chevrolet Colorado with Box Delete Package. With the recent influx of small, professional cargo vans, having the Chevrolet Colorado with Box Delete Package makes sense. Simply put, the Chevrolet Colorado with Box Delete Package removes the pickup truck box.
The Chevrolet Colorado with Box Delete Package gives you a 305-hp 3.6L V6 and six-speed automatic transmission. You also get a 2,200-lbs payload rating, 6,001 lbs GVWR, temporary taillamps on the back of the frame, full-sized spare tire, eight body-mount provisions, rear bumper delete, Z82 towing package, standard fuel filler (“Optional BJA-code service body fuel filler will be available and shipped loose in the cab for upfitter installation” – – GM) and a G80 locking rear differential.
The Chevrolet Colorado with Box Delete Package comes in rear-wheel drive (RWD) only.
“With the segment-leading efficiency and maneuverable size, the Colorado makes a great, flexible choice for urban businesses and fleets to make the most of a midsize truck,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, GM Fleet & Commercial. “It’s ideal for utility companies requiring service bodies, as well as landscapers and other businesses needing the utility of a flatbed.”
This package could have some serious impact in the Recreational Vehicle (RV) world as well.
On display at the annual National Truck Equipment Association Work Truck Show in Indianapolis (NTEA), the Chevrolet Colorado with Box Delete Package gives you an option (whether the box is removed on the Colorado Work truck or not) to remove the rear seat. This extra space gives you an additional storage area.
Having flexibility with the fuel filler is a real plus and the Chevrolet Colorado with Box Delete Package provides options: “The Colorado was developed with the upfitter industry in mind,” said Mike Jones, product manager, mid-pickups, CNG and LPG. “Input from body manufacturers and fleet owners helped us make the most of the optional fuel filler mounting location to suit their unique needs.”
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