The Complete 2019 Colorado ZR2 Bison Features & Availability List10
Chevy announced the 2019 Colorado ZR2 Bison a few months ago, announcing most (but not all) of the features and equipment for the new extreme off-road truck. Today, we managed to get our hands on the complete list of features and options for the ZR2 Bison, giving us a thorough look at the content and its RPO codes as well as the availability.
Technically the Bison is not a separate model. Instead, it’s a package for the Colorado ZR2 trim level that’s officially called Colorado ZR2 Bison Edition and is assigned RPO Code ULV.
The 2019 Colorado Bison ZR2 package includes:
- CHEVROLET lettered grille (RZB)
- AEV Front Bumper
- Fog lamps (T3U)
- AEV rear bumper (VHU)
- Wheel Moldings (B7O)
- Front floor liners (CPX)
- Rear floor liners (CPY)
- AEV Embroidered Headrests
- Fuel tank skid plate (PZ9)
- Front skid plate (PZG)
- Rear differential skid plate (PZL)
- Transfer case skid plate (PZN)
- 17″ AEV aluminum wheel (RIG)
- 17″ AEV spare wheel (S4M)
As we believed previously, the snorkel is not a standard option and has yet to show up as an LPO.
The ZR2 Bison package can be upgraded to include the LPO-level rear spare tire carrier (SAS). It is not available with:
- ZR2 Dusk Special Edition (PDE)
- ZR2 Midnight Special Edition (PDF)
- Chrome Appearance Package (LPO PDZ)
- Premium Interior Package (LPO PCI)
- All-weather floor mats (LPO VAV)All-weather floor liner (LPO RIA)
Pricing for the Colorado ZR2 Bison package has not yet been announced, but expect it to carry at least a $5,000 premium over a Bison-less 2019 Colorado ZR2.
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Not a fan of the smiley face slight curve the front end has going for it…
And those bumpers…
This thing almost looks like someone, with little taste, let a Colorado owner loose on Rough Country’s, American Trucks’ and eBay’s sites and said “the sky’s the limit”…
LOL not a popular sentiment I guess!
Actually when you know the rest of the story you understand what is going on.
The nose needed to not change too much or it would have required a whole set of new emissions and fuel mileage test that would have cost so much the program would hsbd been canceled.
AEV was not able to change one Square MM of the slot below the grill as it is critical for cooling and the shutter system on the V6.
The bumper needed to remain cut for clearance but went from plastic to steel for strength and the replaceable ends cover a tube bar not the stock beam.
They even tooled new panels for under the head lamp so it would not have to be cut like the Taco.
The flares cost over a million dollars just to tool.
When you hear the story direct from AEV much of this makes sense.
This is the best sorted parts meeting factory crash standards out there. OE has crazy standards that had to be retained to sell this truck at the dealers.
Watch this as it explains the realities they have to face for limited models. It answered my disappointments at first.
But they doesn’t even protect the rear shocks mounts.
It looks pretty comical with it jacked up and having dinky tires! LOL!
Note the tires in the Video show with only a small mod 33” and 34” will fit.
GM had to keep the stock size or they would have had to spend millions of dollars on new certification testing for emissions and Cafe.
That would have canceled the program. When they will only sell a few thousand of these trucks.
They decided to do the program and keep these tires as lthey saw what we know is most owner do their own ties and wheels if they do any real off roading.
Note too all the parts are availsble ala cart so you can build your own with what you want.
Even with the 32” the truck mastered Moab.
A couple of items on my wish list. Bison exterior color – crush. ZR2 configuration – Long Bed Crew Cab. GM Performance Parts Body Lift – Redesign to accommodate diesel engine.