Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison is prepared for a arriving Ranger Raptor

General Motors has partnered with off-road aftermarket manufacturer American Expedition Vehicles to emanate a new various of the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2.

The beefed-up midsize pickup, which Chevy is job a Colorado ZR2 Bison, increases a turn of off-road apparatus found on ZR2 models and adds singular cultured facilities such as a new flow-through “CHEVROLET” lettered grille (similar to a 2019 Silverado).

The pickup facilities 5 movement plates covering a engine oil pan, fuel tank, send box and front and rear locking differentials. Designed by suburban Detroit-based AEV, a movement plates are fabricated of hard, durable hot-stamped Boron steel.

“More and some-more enthusiasts are finding that Colorado is ideal for off-roading, generally overland travel,” pronounced Sandor Piszar, executive of Chevy lorry marketing, in a release.

AEV also designed hammered steel front and back bumpers for a pickup, that facilities “AEV” Bison badging on a interior and extraneous of a pickup.

“As this is a initial Chevrolet car we’ve given a AEV diagnosis to, we wanted to do something special with a industry’s initial use of hot-stamped Boron steel,” pronounced Dave Harriton, founder and president of AEV, in a statement. “We also design that Colorado drivers will adore a combined ruggedness of a front and back bumpers on ZR2 Bison.”

GM did not announce pricing for a vehicle, that is approaching to go on sale in January. The 2019 Colorado ZR2 starts during $41,295, including $995 destination.

Like a ZR2, that represents 13 percent of Colorado sales, a Bison also facilities a mutated back spindle with a 3.42 ratio, front and back marks widened by 3.5 inches and a bureau cessation carried 2 inches over a Colorado Z71.

Powering a Colorado ZR2 Bison — accessible in crew- or extended-cab configurations (including brief and prolonged beds, respectively) — will be a customary 3.6-liter V-6 gasoline engine, rated during 308 hp and 275 pound-feet of torque, and eight-speed involuntary transmission.

GM did not mention a opening metrics of a engine, and a GM orator did not immediately respond for comment.

A 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel engine interconnected with a six-speed involuntary transmission, able of 186 hp and 369 pound-feet of torque, will be optional.

Also accessible will be a third-party appendage snorkel for ZR2 Bison from AEV.

Unlike some automaker-aftermarket partnerships, a Colorado ZR2 Bison will be fabricated during GM’s plant in Wentzville, Mo., and not an upfitting location. The car will be corroborated by a full bureau singular warranty.

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By Michael Wayland, Automotive News