Here we go! Unveiled at the Cleveland Auto Show, General Motors decided it was time to drop the curtain on the all-new Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Trail Boss. Seems like a weird place to launch an all-new product, right?

A regional show? For a volume product?

That's almost as bad as teasing your all-new mid size sedan during one of the year's BIGGEST auto shows. It's almost too easy to pick on GM these days. Tsk, tsk.

Anyway, you may remember we reported to you that Chevrolet recently trademarked the use of Trail Boss as well as Badlands. Finally, we're seeing one of the two pan out. Perhaps we'll see the latter at the 2015 New York Auto Show.

So, what does the Z71 Trail Boss get you? In addition to the Z71's extensive equipment, essentially you're buying into a more heavy duty off-roading package. This includes proper tires, an automatic locking rear differential, a transfer case shield if you opt for four-wheel drive and a spray-on bedliner. Oh, and black trim bits here and there.

Whether or not it's worth it is up to you, just know this package will cost you an additional $3,200 on top of the cost of a Z71-equipped Colorado.

**For MORE details about the all-new Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Trail Boss, check out the company-issued press release below!

Chevrolet's press release follows:

Chevy Colorado Z71 Trail Boss Edition: On Point, Off Road

When adventure calls, the Trail Boss has your back

CLEVELAND – For those who want to blaze their own trails, Chevrolet introduces the 2015 Colorado Z71 Trail Boss edition today at the Cleveland Auto Show.

The Trail Boss combines the capability of Chevrolet's Z71 off-road truck suspension package with more aggressive tires and additional appearance enhancements. It is offered in extended and crew cab configurations, with a choice of a long or short cargo bed and available 4WD.

The Trail Boss goes on sale this spring with a starting price of $28,505 plus the package price of $3,320.

"The Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Trail Boss Edition is equally at home blazing an urban trail or following one to a favorite remote campground," said Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager. "It gives owners the gear-carrying ability and versatility they need to venture off-road, with segment-leading efficiency and capability."

In addition to Chevy's proven off-road truck suspension package, the Colorado Z71 Trail Boss Edition features Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac 265/65R17 all-terrain tires and 17-inch dark argent metallic painted cast-aluminum wheels; GearOn™ moveable cargo tie-down rings, load bar and cargo divider; with black fender flares and front and rear black Chevy bowtie logos.

Additional features include:

G80 automatic locking rear differential
Transfer case shield (on 4WD)
Front recovery hooks
Black, three-inch round rocker steps
Spray-on bedliner
Projector beam headlamps
Front fog lamps
All-weather floor mats with Z71 logo.

The Trail Boss is the second Colorado special edition announced recently. Last month, Chevrolet introduced the 2015 Colorado GearOn Special Edition, which blends the capability of the midsize pickup truck with the versatility of the GearOn accessory system – and additional popular features. It also goes on sale this spring.

Colorado, the 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the Year and's Best Pickup Truck of 2015, offers the most horsepower and best highway efficiency in the segment, as well as the highest available trailering rating – 7,000 pounds (V-6 2WD) – and higher payload rating – 1,590 pounds (V-6 2WD).

OFFICIAL: Chevrolet Unveils The All-New Colorado Z71 Trail BOSS For Those Looking To Get Down And Dirty

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