2018 Chevy Colorado: “Active Tow” Feature, 100th Anniversary, and More (News)

2018 chevy colorado duramax diesel
2018 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax Diesel

Chevrolet is celebrating 100 years of Chevy Trucks with the 2018 Chevy Colorado 100th Anniversary edition. This is a unique appearance appearance package that will be available on Z71-equipped crew cab and extended cab models. It’s identified by a special Centennial Blue paint job, color-matched grille and rear bumper, chrome tow hooks and door handles, spray-in bedliner, special badging, and unique 18-inch rims. Stay tuned for more details about Chevrolet’s 100th Anniversary edition trucks coming at the end of this month.

Chevrolet has announced a new feature called “Active Tow”. Chevy says it “helps reversing driver align the vehicle with a trailer.” How does it work? Is it similar in setup and function to Ford’s Pro Trailer Backup Assist? We do not know all the details yet. We reached to Chevrolet for comment, and we will update you as soon as we get more details. Active Tow will be standard on all 3.6L gas V6 and 2.8L turbo-diesel Colorado trucks.

In other 2018 model news, heated exterior mirrors will now be available as an optional feature. Chevy is also adding Satin Steel Gray Metallic and Kinetic Blue exterior colors into the mix.

The Active Tow, heated exterior mirrors, and new color choices will also be available on the Colorado ZR2 trucks.

Pricing for the 2018 Chevy Colorado starts at $20,995 (including destination charges).

We cannot wait to test 2018 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks. In the meantime, check out this direct towing comparison of GM’s two midsize pickup truck on the Ike Gauntlet™ – world’s toughest towing test.