Chevy Silverado ZR2 Bison Edition On The Way21
The Chevy Silverado ZR2 will spawn an even more capable Bison edition that will likely launch for the 2023 model year, GM Authority has learned.
The Bison name was introduced to Chevy’s truck portfolio with the debut of the 2019 Colorado ZR2 Bison back in 2018. Just like the Colorado-based model, we expect the Silverado ZR2 Bison to be developed in partnership with the off-road aftermarket specialists over at American Expedition Vehicles. The Silverado ZR2 Bison will also carry the same RPO code (ULV) in the automaker’s dealer order system.
While it’s unclear exactly what equipment the Bison package will bring to the Silverado ZR2, the Colorado ZR2 Bison serves as a good indication. Here’s what’s included when customers choose to upgrade from the standard Colorado ZR2 model to the more capable Bison (GM RPO codes in parentheses):
- AEV Front Bumper
- AEV rear bumper
- Fog lamps (RPO T3U)
- Wheel Moldings (RPO B7O)
- Front floor liners (RPO CPX)
- Rear floor liners (CPY)
- AEV Embroidered Headrests
- Fuel tank skid plate (RPO PZ9)
- Front skid plate (RPO PZG)
- Rear differential skid plate (RPO PZL)
- Transfer case skid plate (RPO PZN)
- 17-inch AEV Dark Graphite aluminum wheels (RPO RIG)
- 17-inch AEV spare wheel (RPO S4M)
News of the Chevy Silverado ZR2 Bison’s impending arrival isn’t exactly surprising. GM Authority spied a more rugged-looking Silverado ZR2 test prototype last month, which featured a different front bumper design, concealed wheels and side rock rails, among more.
Apart from equipment like additional underbody protection, AEV bumpers and different wheels, the Silverado ZR2 Bison will otherwise be mechanically identical to the standard ZR2 model. We expect to see GM’s naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, along with a standard GM 10-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive.
The Chevy Silverado ZR2 will likely launch for the 2023 model year. If it does, GM should share official details on this future Silverado variant sometime this year. In the meantime, be sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevy Silverado news, Chevy news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.
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Awesome, can’t wait to see it!
Just needs the updated 3.0 duramax with over 500lbft
It needs the 6.6L from the HD trucks, but with a better cam
with news of a 2500HD AT4X, I would not be surprised if there was also a ZR2 2500HD. Just look at the market with Ram powerwagon and the F250 Tremor. Plus companies like CJC offroad are pumping out HD off-road trucks with Carli suspension. Definitely a market for it.
I’d rather see that 5.5L LT6. even a slightly detuned version would be a home run for it.
With pricing as is there is still room for more engine options and variations.
Hope they have the LT4 engine in it.
you dont think it will come with the 3.0 duramax?
Still baffled that GM isn’t making these Hybrid.
Really, this is an off road capable vehicle and you are going to preach hybrid.
How about building what we ordered first I’ve been waiting since December 16 for a truck and you keep showing new stuff coming this is more than aggravating it’s depressing to see trucks coming to dealers and yet we who ordered what we want can’t seem to get it
100% agreed. Very depressing. Advertising trucks for 2024 model year, yet they cant even build 2022 trucks that they showcased back in October ’21.
Every body on frame vehicle and more than half of all unibody units are grossly over priced, especially trucks, suv’s and cuv’s.
Montana et camion Siera au Brésil… Est-ce que c’est moins cher pour les fabriquer dans ces Pays et qu’une fois arrivé au USA/Canada vous allez nous charger plus cher à nous les consommateurs… Et le GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate’s Paldao trime en Bois (paldao bois d’arbre d’Asie), Trime extérieur comme Vader Crome, Roues de 22 pouces et composite de Boîte Cargo Gm’s CarbonPro. V’a s’envolé au U.S. du Sud Est de l’Asie. Son Prix commence à $81,790.00 U.S…. Quelle mauvaise administration de GM… Vous devriez donner l’ouvrage à nos employeurs de nos deux Pays le USA et le Canada, vous n’aidez pas à notre économies GM… Vous êtes des incompétents… Jamais que je v’ais payé un camion à $81,000.00 et +… Je ne suis pas fâché mais plutôt déçu… ☹☹
Why did GM make you their truck model like the Chevy Nova Montana and Siera truck in Brazil… Is it cheaper to make them in this country’s and once in the USA / Canada you are going to charge us consumers more… And for the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate’s Paldao Wood (wood from a Asia Tree), exterior Trim such as Vader Chrome, 22-inch Whells and GM’s CarbonPro composite Cargo Box, is flown into U.S. from Southeast Asia, pricing starts at $81,790.00 U.S.,. What a bad GM administration… You should give the work to our employers in our two countries USA and Canada, you are not helping our GM economies… You are incompetent…
I am not happy about you GM, you are very bad… 🙁 But U dont give HELL about use the consumer… U do like Trudeau, U do what U want… U are bad Leader like Trudeau… 🙁 All I see in your comment’s by costumer’s, is complaint’s about U GM, shame on U and you engineer’s… 🙁
A lot of to be said here, even if it hurts the feelings of GM die hards. GM is using clever marketing to pump up their transaction prices, because yuppies and the younger generations don’t seem to care about real value, versus unnecessary cost. GM is doing its best to take full advantage of this foolishness.
Better come with a supercharger!
Well.. I can tell ya if GM confirms a diesel zr2 bison I would be putting an order in a heart beat. Colorado is just two small for a week long expedition for 4 people.
PowerWagon is what I am planning on getting this summer, but I can wait if a 2023 zr2 bison with a duramax is confirmed.
Panoramic sunroof is always a plus. Gives the rear passengers a better view of the mountains and everyone is happy.
The Bison package is already overpriced on the Colorado ZR2. It costs nearly 6k. If the cost is proportionally higher on the Silverado version, look out, because that’s an 80k truck. In other words, the same price as a Raptor with the 37 pack and the same price as a TRX. And no way is somebody going to buy this over either of those two monsters.
Overpriced? If you were to price out retrofitting a ZR2 with all of the parts in the Bison package it would be 11k before install/labor…