A combat-ready Colorado?
This may look nothing like the Chevy Colorado you know, but this is technically a Colorado underneath. However, this one is made specifically for military action by GM Defense.
The ISV, or Infantry Squad Vehicle, is a converted Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. It has the four-cylinder Duramax that makes 186 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque — a slight bump from the standard diesel Colorado. Hooked up to a six-speed automatic transmission, the ISV has the same front and rear lockers as the ZR2.
That also includes the Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve shocks (DSSV) suspension. The interior is purpose built with minimal clutter for the driver. A simple digital display removes the need for a cluttered dashboard.
2019 SEMA Show
It debuted for the public at the 2019 SEMA show in Las Vegas. While it is not a production vehicle yet, it represents a cost-effective way to produce a squad transport for the military. It’s also cool looking as hell and if Chevy sold them as off-road toys – we think they would sell like hotcakes.
In regards to the ISV’s modifications over the Chevrolet Colorado, they are extensive. This is an open-top design that is extensively modified for military transport and combat. It has under body armor, military hardpoints for lift, support, cargo and weapons. It is small enough to be loaded in a CH-47 Chinook helicopter and light enough to be lifted by a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter.
Built for a squad
This setup can hold up to nine troops and their gear.
General Motors has driven over 10,000 miles proving this design. It is expected to compete for a military contract against vehicles like the Jeep Gladiator XMT. We were lucky enough to get a video with the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 ISV – check it out!