The 2021 Colorado ZR2 Bison is the midsize nameplate’s rough-and-ready off-roader trim, with a long list of trail-ready upgrades that are sure to thrill in the dirt. However, GM Authority has received some letters from readers asking about the production status of this particular truck, either because they are interested in acquiring one, or they’ve already placed an order and delivery is taking longer than expected. As such, we reached out to General Motors for an update.
According to GM, there are apparently no issues with regard to production of the 2021 Colorado ZR2 Bison.
“Our Colorado ZR2 Bison is in production and on track for its projected 2021 model volumes,” Chevrolet Communications’ Chris Bonelli told GM Authority in an emailed statement.
As we covered previously, production of the mildly refreshed 2021 Chevrolet Colorado got underway at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri on June 26th, 2020. The Colorado, as well as its corporate cousin, the 2021 GMC Canyon, were the first U.S.-built 2021 model year GM vehicles to roll off the line.
Meanwhile, dealers have been instructed to place their 2021 Colorado ZR2 Bison allocation orders.
The latest Bison is offered with two powertrain options, including the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGZ gas unit, which produces 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, and the 2.8L I4 LWN turbodiesel Duramax, which produces 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. The LWN diesel engine was initially unavailable to order at the start of production.
Off-roader upgrades specific to the 2021 Colorado ZR2 Bison include Multimatic DSSV dampers, a two-inch suspension lift, a wider track, standard front and rear electronic locking differentials, underbody protection plates, and an Autotrac transfer case.
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