Chevrolet Reveals the All-New Colorado ZR2 Bison

Chevrolet Reveals the All-New Colorado ZR2 Bison

Chevrolet have recently revealed the all-new Colorado ZR2 Bison which joins the midsize trucks lineup as a performance variant and is Chevy’s first collaboration with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) who are a premium off-road manufacturer. The new Bison model builds on the already off-road oriented Colorado ZR2 and takes its capability to a new level. The ZR2 Bison features five skid plates which cover the engine oil pan, fuel tank, transfer case and front and rear locking differentials in order to protect these elements while driving over rough and rocky terrain. The front and rear both feature AEV-designed stamped steel bumpers with the front bumper featuring winch provisions and fog lights whiel the rear boasts recovery points integrated into it. A flow-through “CHEVROLET” lettered grille replaces the usual bowtie while 31-in. Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac off-road tires wrap around the Bison-specific 17×8-in. aluminum wheels to give it a more aggressive look and to even further increase off-road competence. Bison decals are featured on the bed sides while an AEV Bison logo is featured on the tailgate, floor liners and head rests. The ZR2 Bison will duplicate the full equipment list of the Colorado ZR2 including the aforementioned front and rear locking differentials, Multimatic DSSV dampers, off-road locker protection, cast-iron control arms and Autotrac transfer case. Also featured is a modified rear axle with a 3.42 ratio, front and rear tracks widened by 3.5-in. and a factory suspension lift that is a full 2-in. over a Colorado Z71. Additional Bison options include the 2.8L Duramax Turbo-diesel engine paired to a six-speed auto transmission and a choice of crew or extended cab configurations. The snorkel featured in the photos will be available as a third-party accessory from AEV and is ideal for air filtration while driving on dusty trails. The 2019 Colorado ZR2 Bison is set to go on sale in January of next year.