Chevrolet Unveils a Colorado ZR2 Bison

Posted on 06. Sep, 2018 by in GM Canada

Chevrolet Unveils a Colorado ZR2 Bison

Factory steel bumpers, Boron-steel movement plates make Bison prepared for off-the-grid adventures





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DETROIT (Thursday, Sep 6, 2018) — The Colorado ZR2 Bison joins Chevrolet’s midsize lorry lineup as an all-new opening variant. Bison is Chevy’s initial partnership with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), a reward off-road aftermarket manufacturer.

Through consistent innovation, Chevrolet Canada has grown sales by over 28 percent in 2018 and has authorised Chevy to carve out a entertain of a midsize lorry shred in reduction than 4 years in a marketplace. In uninterrupted years, Colorado introduced a segment’s initial diesel engine (excludes other GM vehicles), an all-new V-6 gas engine/eight-speed delivery combo, a ZR2 “segment of one” off-roader and now a Bison.

For limit insurance of pivotal undercarriage elements while pushing over rocky, angled terrain, Bison facilities 5 movement plates covering a engine oil pan, fuel tank, send box and front and back locking differentials. Designed by AEV, these movement plates are assembled of hard, durable hot-stamped Boron steel.

AEV-designed hammered steel front and back bumpers serve defense a lorry from obstacles. The front buffer contains winch supplies and customary haze lights, with liberation points integrated into a back bumper.

“Half of Canada’s Colorado buyers are selecting Z71 or ZR2 models that yield implausible off-road capability though sacrificing on-road drivability,” pronounced Doug Kenzie, inhabitant offered manager for Chevrolet trucks in Canada.

“The Colorado ZR2 offers implausible levels of off-road capability with a two-inch cessation lift, class-exclusive front and back locking differentials and Multimatic DSSV™ dampers. With Bison, we now offer business an even some-more impassioned turn-key off-road lorry that is prepared to assistance we find new roads.”    

An exclusive, flow-through “CHEVROLET” lettered grille replaces a normal bowtie on Bison’s front end. The 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac off-road tires lay underneath incomparable buffer flares and hang all-new, ZR2 Bison-specific 17 x 8-inch aluminum wheels.

This new Colorado various also facilities “Bison” decals on a bed sides, an “AEV Bison” trademark on a tailgate and festooned AEV trademark building liners and front conduct restraints.

“We’ve been following Colorado given a introduction, and a ZR2 unequivocally prisoner a attention,” pronounced Dave Harriton, owner and boss of AEV. “As this is a initial Chevrolet automobile we’ve given a AEV diagnosis to, we wanted to do something special with a industry’s initial use of hot-stamped Boron steel. We also pattern that Colorado drivers will adore a combined ruggedness of a front and back bumpers on ZR2 Bison.”

The ZR2 Bison also duplicates a full apparatus list of a Colorado ZR2, including, though not singular to:

  • Class-exclusive front and back locking electronic differentials.
  • Revolutionary, segment-exclusive Multimatic DSSVTM dampers.
  • Off-road rocker protection.
  • Cast-iron control arms.
  • Autotrac send case.

Like ZR2, Bison also facilities a mutated back spindle with a 3.42 ratio, front and back marks widened by 3.5 inches and a bureau cessation carried 2 inches over a Colorado Z71.

Available options on Bison include:

  • 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine interconnected with a six-speed involuntary transmission, means of 186 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.
  • Choice of crew- or extended cab configurations (including brief and prolonged beds, respectively).

Customers will also be means to squeeze an accessible third-party appendage snorkel for ZR2 Bison from AEV, ideal for atmosphere filtration while pushing on dry trails. This underline is concordant with all Colorado pickup variants.

The 2019 Colorado ZR2 Bison goes on sale in Jan 2019, mutated for impassioned off-road use and corroborated by a full bureau singular warranty.


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