Chevrolet’s Colorado ZR2 Bison Is Ready to Take on a Ford Ranger Raptor

From Car and Driver

For a appearing conflict opposite Ford’s Ranger Raptor, Chevrolet has launched a preemptive strike by wise some-more off-road apparatus to the Colorado ZR2 and fixing it after a rugged plantation animal: a Bison.

While a Bison might or might not arise to a spin of a Raptor, new apparatus creates this trail-ready pickup even some-more capable. Based on the ZR2 AEV Concept from final year’s SEMA show, a ZR2 Bison facilities rigging from American Expedition Vehicles (a obvious off-road outfitter, mostly among Jeep owners), though doesn’t spin a Bison into a dried racer. An indignant new visage, pleasantness of an AEV steel buffer with haze lights and a winch ascent image underneath a new grille with “CHEVROLET” spelled out opposite a width, sets a Bison detached from typical ZR2s. Larger buffer flares over tradition 17-inch black wheels and 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratec tires, Bison decals on a bed, and an AEV steel back buffer with integrated draw hooks turn out a extraneous changes. For stone bashing, Chevy substituted a ZR2’s aluminum movement plates for steel units-a sum of 5 covering both differentials, a engine oil pan, a send case, and a fuel tank. Additional logos of a charging bison and a AEV name seem on a tailgate and headrests.

Otherwise, a Bison mirrors the customary ZR2‘s equipment, with Multimatic remote-reservoir dampers, front and back electronic locking diffs, cast-iron control arms, a two-inch lift, and 3.5-inch wider front and back marks than in a subsequent indication down, a Colorado Z71. The red lorry in a photos expelled by Chevrolet shows a snorkel, though owners most squeeze it from AEV separately. Either a turbodiesel 2.8-liter V-6 with a six-speed involuntary or a 3.6-liter gasoline V-6 with a eight-speed involuntary are available, in extended- or crew-cab physique styles. Expect to compensate a few grand some-more than a 2019 ZR2’s $41,895 bottom price, expected closer to a $44,430 that Toyota charges for a 2019 Tacoma TRD Pro. The ZR2 Bison, in all a bushy glory, goes on sale in January.

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