Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison Enhanced By AEV

Chevy’s Mid-Size Off-Roader Perfection

The upcoming 2024 Chevrolet Colorado is now even more capable thanks to its collaboration with American Expedition Vehicles. In addition to the powerful and robust new Colorado launched in 2023, Chevy has once more declared its ZR2 Bison model that has been customized by AEV for added off-road performance. The ZR2 has developed over the years as the most ambitious trim level for Chevy, and the improvement of the Bison package completed by AEV will take the car’s capabilities to a whole new height. Complete with features such as dampers from Multimatic DSSV, front and rear jounce control dampers, winch-equipped front bumper, locking front and back differentials, 17″ mud-terrain tires complimented by beadlock-capable rims, alongside boron steel skid plates, the Chevrolet Colorado’s strength is expected to be like no other.

Chevy boasts that the Colorado ZR2 Bison has the “best-in-class” approach, departure, and breakover angles of 38.2, 26, and 26.9 degrees respectively. Ground clearance is also superior at 12.2 inches, thanks to the large tires. This means the Ford Ranger Raptor and Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will have no chance of keeping up with the Colorado ZR2 Bison when it hits the trails.

Though the Ranger and Tacoma have a slight edge over the Colorado when it comes to pure muscle, AEV does not enhance the engine for the Bison. Thus, this model features the same 2.7-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder producing a strong 310 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque that goes through an automatic 8-speed transmission.

The American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) has created a ZR2 Bison that stands out from the standard ZR2 with its unique bumpers, fender flares, a “Flowtie” Chevy badge, a racing-inspired spare tire carrier, spray-in bedliner, and Bison badging. Inside, the vehicle boasts AEV badges on the front headrests and all-weather floor mats. Additionally, the ZR2 Bison is equipped with the same 11.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system as other Colorado trims, which includes built-in Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto (both wireless).

Chevy has asserted that the 2024 Colorado ZR2 Bison has undergone exhaustive testing done by award-winning off-road racer Chad Hall across intense routes and on the challenging Rubicon Trail, Jeep’s well-renowned ground. Still no word on the pricing of the package yet, though we do know that the very same Colorado ZR2 alone begins at a pricey $48,295. It’s unclear what the Toyota Tacoma is going to cost you, however estimates indicate it will be within the range of the Raptor model, which starts from $55,365.

The Bison was highly sought-after in the preceding era, rapidly depleting and precipitating AEV to boost output. Whether this new design will indeed be restrained production is unidentified, yet it should have no difficulty spotting enthusiastic purchasers.

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