Following the public reveal of the rugged, off-road capable ZR2 Bison trim on May 31st, 2023, the 2024 Chevy Colorado has been moving steadily close to opening dealer orders, retail order processing, and the moment when units of the midsize pickup truck start rolling off the assembly line, but no specific dates were previously known.
Now, GM Authority has obtained information from sources familiar with the matter, giving the exact timing of each major stage involved in GM’s launch of the 2024 Chevy Colorado.
October 30th, 2023 is the date scheduled for the start of regular production (SORP) of the 2024 Chevy Colorado. This is the same day The General will launch production of the 2024 GMC Canyon, with production of both the Colorado and the Canyon taking place at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri.
Chevrolet dealerships will be able to start placing orders for the 2024 Chevy Colorado through the GM ordering system during the week of August 24th, the same sources indicate. The automaker will begin processing retail orders about a month later on the week of September 28th, 2023.
With the 2023 Chevy Colorado launching the nameplate’s overhauled third generation, the 2024 Chevy Colorado should introduce only minor updates and changes. However, the new model year debuts the 2024 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison, offering a lineup of off-road equipment, technologies, and capabilities.
GM is once again partnering with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) to develop the ZR2 Bison as an exciting option for off-road enthusiasts The Bison enhances the robust off-pavement capabilities of the Colorado ZR2 with even more trail-ready equipment and design features. The ZR2 Bison offers 12.2 inches of ground clearance, a 38.2-degree approach angle, 26-degree departure angle, and 26.9-degree breakover angle.
With the ZR2 Bison now providing high-level off-road capability, the Desert Boss Special Edition package (RPO code ZDB) offered for the 2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 will not return for the 2024 model year.
Alongside the normal Chevy Colorado powerplant options, the 2024 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison is motivated by the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, specifically the Turbo High-Output variant rated at 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque.
Output reaches the Bison’s AEV 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels wrapped in 35-inch OD Mud/Terrain tires via the second-gen GM eight-speed automatic transmission, plus a two-speed transfer case and power-locking front and rear differentials.