2024 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison Spied Testing9
Originally debuting for the 2019 model year, the Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison takes the off-road-ready Chevy Colorado ZR2 to new heights of capability, throwing in a variety of improvements thanks to a collaboration with aftermarket manufacturer American Expedition Vehicles (AEV). Now, the upcoming 2024 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison has been spotted testing on public roads.
Although it’s covered in heavy camouflage, this 2024 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison prototype still provides us a number of interesting tidbits to analyze, starting with the wheels. In the corners we spot what appear to be a set of beadlock-capable rollers, which are finished in black and are wrapped in Goodyear Wrangler rubber. Notably, two different wheel designs are on display between the two different prototype models spotted. The tires likely measure in at 35 inches, similar to the Ford Bronco Sasquatch.
Also notable is the impressive ride height, which is definitely in line with the Colorado ZR2 Bison’s off-road attitude and capability. Further updates will include revisions to the unique front and rear bumpers, which provide enhanced clearance for the pickup, plus more robust skid plates to match. There’s also a wider stance, with additional fender flares underneath the vinyl camouflage. Also check the protective rocker guards in the flanks.
In back, we see these 2024 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison prototypes equipped with a spare wheel holder in the bed, which is mounted forward near the cabin. Finally, one of the prototypes was seen towing a trailer, which is particularly noteworthy given the ZR2 is the least-capable model in the Colorado lineup in terms of trailer weight, per previous GM Authority coverage.
GM just unveiled the latest third-generation Chevy Colorado for the 2023 model year, pulling the sheets on a new exterior, an overhauled interior, and a new powertrain lineup as well. Under the hood, the third-gen Colorado is powered by GM’s turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, which is available in three states of tune depending on the trim level selected. The Chevy Colorado ZR2 runs the top 2.7L Turbo High-Output tune as standard, with output rated at 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque.
Under the skin, the third-gen Chevy Colorado rides on an updated version of the GMT 31XX platform dubbed 31XX-2. Production will get underway early next year at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri.
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that looks badass. if it actually comes with 35s i’m might actually consider one in the future.
Considering the new pricing on these GM siblings (I have a ’23 AT4X Ed1 reservation which is now listed up to $66K), the Bison will be topping out near $70K 🙁
I owned a 2019 Colorado ZR2. I own a 2022 Gladiator Rubicon now. Seeing GM put 35s on this prototype is awesome. Assuming we’re not in full blown Great Depression conditions come 2024 I could see myself picking one of these ZR2 Bison Editions up.
Love it, honestly don’t need it. (Wish I lived out west)
It seeems funny to me that the topic is about 2024 Colorado when they have not produced a customer version of a 2023. GM has drug out the build on 2023 Colorados and Canyons. It’ll probably be spring before you begin seeing 2023 midsize trucks from GM. So, any cutomer buying a 2023 model will not have 6 months before their truck is year old! Talk about how much a new vehicle depreciates when you drive one off teh lot – I think GM Canyons and Colorados will be setting records!
The line has changed over the pilots have been built.
Production starts in Feb and we will see the new 23 trucks in late Mid Feb.
The Pilots are on the road not testing.
Mid year intros are no big deal when there are few if any changes like this year.
Parts shortages ran 22 long as they had to fill out orders and they had parts to use up. They did not want it this long any more tan anyone else.
Yeah its a bit crazy when we’re already talking about a newer 2024 colorado trim level when they haven’t even started production of the 2023 trucks, and will more than likely not see them in dealerships till late spring or early summer. ZR2 possibly later.
So the Colorado version can come with 35’s, but the Silverado version comes with 33’s? Can someone please explain?
Will they make it electric?