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A new GM trademark filing is hinting at a new off-road model.

The company has trademarked, “Z71 Trail Boss,” presumably for a new off-road focused truck, as the trademark is specifically for “light-duty trucks.” The Z71 package is available on GM’s trucks and SUVs and boosts off-road performance with larger shocks, skid plates, a locking rear differential and more.

This new Trail Boss model could apply to GM’s half-ton trucks or its new midsize twins, the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon. The company has already shown interest in leaving the pavement with the Colorado ZR2 Concept which was designed to tackle the trails.

With the recent reveal of the RAM 1500 Rebel and the new 2017 Ford Raptor, it seems like GM wants to get in on the fun and offer truck that can tackle the elements.
For more on this story, GM Trademarks ‘Z71 Trail Boss’ and much more please visit AutoGuide.com.
 

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GM needs a Raptor competitor and the Z71 is a good base to start from. Not sure I like "Trail Boss" though.
 
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^^Trail Boss? Like Rowdy Yates?

I love these "OFF ROAD" etc.-labeled trucks with the wheels and tires that look like they came off a military 5-ton cargo truck.
The most off road action they see is if they miss the driveway and skworsh the neighbor's grass. :eek:
 
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Must be nearing approval, only a few more; focus groups, charts & graphs, and board meetings remain...........


If its on the Colorado, it should be ZR2, so can we assume this would be something on the K2XX Chassis?

Should hit product right about the time gas goes back over $4.00/gallon. :doh:
 
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^^Let's not forget Power Point festivals, Ed! :drive:
 
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If its on the Colorado, it should be ZR2, so can we assume this would be something on the K2XX Chassis?
I would like to hope the same. But just from the name alone, I can't help but to think of a sticker job on a half-ton truck from the '70s. Since the Z71 offers a few extra morsels to chew on, I hope this Trail Boss thing is a sweet dessert that is too sweet to dismiss. Is anyone else hungry?
 

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Why not just make 10 louder?

Z71 maybe could actually stand for something for a change. One of the few instances of alphanumeric naming that is actually really cool and they gotta add stuff to it.

But they can call it Al if its an actual package with substance.
 
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