Chevrolet officially announced the Colorado ZR2 Bison back in September of 2018, and unsurprisingly, customers quickly snatched up every available unit. Now, it looks as though that high demand has justified further production allocation for the off-roader.
Citing a post from Muscle Cars And Trucks, Left Lane News reports that American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) marketing manager Matt Feldermann has confirmed that the company was once again ramping up to produce additional units of the Colorado ZR2 Bison. Feldermann declined to specify exact production numbers for the new run, but did mention 2,500 units as a rough possibility.
Following in the knobby-tired footprint of the 2017 Colorado ZR2 AEV concept vehicle, the Colorado ZR2 Bison is filled to the brim with all sorts of off-roading goodness. Under the massively flared fenders is a set of 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac off-roading tires, which wrap new 17 x 8-inch aluminum wheels. Extensive underbody protection comes courtesy of high-strength Boron steel skid plates. There’s also a new set of steel bumpers, which come with spots for a winch and fog lights in front, as well as built-in recovery points in the rear.
Further updates include a new “flow-through” grille, plus unique badging and graphics, and even a snorkel intake. The Colorado ZR2 Bison offers all these upgrades in addition to the standard ZR2’s features, which include a two-inch lift, new Multimatic DSSV dampers, locking electronic differentials front to back, and a modified 3.42-ratio rear axle. The Colorado ZR2 Bison is motivated by the 3.6L LGZ V6 as standard, while the 2.8L Duramax turbodiesel LWN four-cylinder is optional. Both crew and extended cab configurations are on offer.
Pricing is currently set at $48,045, $5,750 over the standard Colorado ZR2. No word on whether or not the new Colorado ZR2 Bison production run will coincide with a price increase.
Source: Left Lane News