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Chevy Colorado adds RST, Z71 Trail Runner packagesby Justin King
General Motors is celebrating nearly a half million Colorados sold since the midsize pickup returned for the 2015 model year.
General Motors has revealed two new Chevrolet Colorado special editions, the Z71 Trail Runner and street-focused RST.
The Trail Runner benefits from the Z71's off-road suspension and automatic locking differential, adding the ZR2's front and mid skid plates, rocker protection and 17-inch rims with Goodyear Duratrac tires.
The Colorado RST follows the same format as the RST trim available for the Tahoe, Suburban and Silverado. The package features monochromatic exterior trim with a black beltline and matching tailgate bowtie. It is the first Colorado to come with 20-inch wheels, finished in a low-gloss black.
GM is celebrating nearly a half million Colorado sales since the midsize truck returned for the 2015 model year. Sales were up by 27 percent from 2015 to 2017.
The company claims it is the "most successful truck company" with 634,505 more pickup sales than its nearest competitor from 2013 through the first three quarters of 2018. Ford's F-150 holds the title of the most popular nameplate in the country, however.