Chevrolet’s Colorado ZR2 is an awesome off-road beast of a machine, but the company decided the production truck just wasn’t enough. It has experimented with some concept versions of the truck in the past, and it even showed off a couple at the most recent annual SEMA show. One that caught the eye of most consumers was the overland adventure truck that Chevrolet did with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV).
There seemed to be little to no chance that the AEV-modified Colorado ZR2 would make it to production, but according to a report by Off-Road.com, Chevy is planning to release a version of the truck based on the concept seen at SEMA. Chevrolet filed to trademark the name ZR2 Bison early this month. This is a strong indicator that the vehicle will be built in conjunction with AEV because the off-road company’s logo is of a bison.
Off-Road.com reported that a Chevy dealer attended a GM dealer even in Las Vegas where the brand showed off the ZR2 Bison. According to that unnamed source, the production version of the truck looked almost identical to the concept vehicle and would be available in showrooms soon.
With that in mind here are some things that could be on the Colorado ZR2 Bison:
- New Chevy Performance long-travel suspension in the front and rear with specially tuned Multimatic DSSV dampers.
- Beadlock wheels and 35-inch BF Goodrich KM2 Mud-Terrain tires.
- New bumpers, skid plates, and fender flares.
- Warn 9.5xp-s winch and Hi-Lift jack.
The concept truck seen at SEMA has tons of additional equipment, including an ARB refrigerator, aluminum storage cases, NATO-style fuel cans, a James Baroud USA awning for the truck bed, and a whole lot more. Some of the accessories and additions that were seen on the concept likely won’t be available on the production truck. Some of them could be offered as dealer extras, though.