Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison

The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison is approaching to be an upcoming variant of a popular Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 off-road-oriented pickup lorry that is some-more impassioned than a “regular” Colorado ZR2.

In many ways, the Colorado ZR2 Bison is approaching to be a prolongation chronicle of the Colorado ZR2 AEV.


Chevrolet hinted during a Colorado ZR2 with some-more imperishable capability in Nov 2017, when it showed off a Colorado ZR2 AEV concept.

The initial petrify justification of Chevy formulation to move a Colorado various called “ZR2 Bison” to marketplace came in early Apr 2018, when Chevy’s primogenitor company, General Motors, filed to trademark the tenure “ZR2 Bison” with a United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Then, in May 2018, new view photos showed a Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 with revised front and back bumpers and a snorkel undergoing testing.

It was also rumored that Chevrolet showed dealers a prolongation chronicle of the ZR2 Bison during a inhabitant play assembly in Apr 2018. According to assembly attendees, the production-intent chronicle followed a ZR2 AEV Concept really closely, while lacking some of a concept’s over-the-top elements, such as a bed shelve system as good as a integrated air-compressor set-up. It should, however, be remarkable that such equipment could be systematic from AEV to make a vehicle close to a strange Colorado ZR2 AEV judgment shown during a 2017 SEMA show.

The couple between a Bison name lies in the American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) trademark – that includes an image of a bison. AEV was concerned in conceptualizing and building a Colorado ZR2 AEV.

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We design a Colorado ZR2 Bison to contain a following equipment:

  • More capable off-road suspension complement for impassioned off-roading capability, potentially including a following upgrades from a Colorado ZR2 AEV concept:
    • Front and back hop shocks
    • Plunging front half-shafts
    • High-angle top round joint
    • Increased rigidity high-angle tie rods
    • Long-travel back root open suspension
    • Anti-wrap link
    • Rear differential cover
    • Specially tuned Multimatic DSSV Shocks
    • The organic purpose of these cessation upgrades is larger strength and durability, along with greater suspension travel and wheel articulation
  • New front fascia, with a reworked grille and a thick crossbar with CHEVROLET spelled out opposite a grille, identical to a ZR2 AEV concept
  • Redesigned front bumper, with a manifest further underneath a front grille that could potentially include an integrated winch
  • More assertive high-clearance circle arches
  • Snorkel intake complement mounted on a A pillar
  • Redesign back bumper
  • Available in both Extended Cab and Crew Cab configurations
  • Available with a following engines and transmissions:
    • 3.6L V-6 LGZ gasoline engine corresponding to a 8-speed involuntary transmission
    • Duramax 2.8 I-4 LWN turbo-diesel engine corresponding to a 6-speed involuntary transmission

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Body Styles

The Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison is approaching to be available as a midsize pickup lorry with a following cab and bed configurations:

  • Extended Cab, Long Box
  • Crew Cab, Short Box
  • Crew Cab, Long Box


We design a Colorado ZR2 Bison to be offering with a following powertrain:


It’s now misleading what indication codes a Colorado ZR2 Bison will be assigned. For reference, the 2019 Colorado is offering in a following models:

  • 2WD / 4WD Base/WT Extended Cab (12M53)
  • 2WD / 4WD WT Crew Cab Short Box (12M43)
  • 2WD / 4WD WT Crew Cab Long Box (12T43)
  • 2WD / 4WD LT Extended Cab (12N53)
  • 2WD / 4WD LT Crew Cab Short Box (12N43)
  • 2WD / 4WD LT Crew Cab Long Box (12U43)
  • 2WD / 4WD Z71 Extended Cab (12P53)
  • 2WD / 4WD Z71 Crew Cab Short Box (12P43)
  • 2WD / 4WD Z71 Crew Cab Long Box (12V43)
  • 4WD ZR2 Extended Cab (12P53)
  • 4WD ZR2 Crew Cab Short Box (12P43)

Trim Levels

The 2019 Colorado ZR2 is approaching to be offered in a singular ZR2 (4ZR) trim turn that’s well-equipped for the purpose.


Like all second-generation units of a Chevy Colorado, a Colorado ZR2 Bison is approaching to ride on the GMT 31XX platform shared with a following vehicles:

  • 2015 and newer GMC Canyon
  • 2013 and newer Chevrolet and Holden Colorado for general markets
  • 2014 and newer Chevrolet Trailblazer, also famous as a Holden Colorado 7 and Holden Trailblazer


The Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison is approaching to be fabricated during the GM Wentzville factory in Missouri by GM USA.


The Colorado ZR2 Bison is approaching to go on sale in late 2018 as a 2019 indication year vehicle.

Beyond 2019

We design that a current, second-generation Chevrolet Colorado will sojourn in prolongation for during slightest a thru a 2022 model year, and that an all-new, future Chevy Colorado will launch for a 2023 indication year.


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