The New Overland King? Chevy Introduces 2019 Colorado ZR2 Bison
There’s no denying that the Overland movement is one of the hottest things going in the automotive aftermarket right now, and it’s natural that the auto manufacturers would start jumping in on the the all terrain fun. Chevy has just taken a big step in that direction with the announcement of the 2019 Colorado ZR2 Bison.
The standard Colorado ZR2 was already a proven off-road machine, delivering the same sort of capability as Ford’s Raptor in a more affordable and agile package, but the Bison takes things even further. Starting with that solid base, Chevy teamed up with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) to give the Bison a heavy dose of both rugged style and improved overland capability.
Among the special touches that set the Bison apart from the regular ZR2 are five AEV-developed skid plates to protect the undercarriage and running gear from the terrain and a set of improved steel bumpers with fog lights and space for a winch.
The Bison also gets larger fender flares that are matched with larger 31-inch off road tires mounted on Bison-specific 17"x8" wheels. AEV will even offer a snorkel intake as an additional accessory.
The 2019 Colorado ZR2 Bison will be available next year with the choice of either a crew cab or extended cab and V6 or Duramax turbodiesel engine options. Best of all, the Bison will be covered by a full factory warranty.
Whether it’s a high performance sports car designed for the race track or an off road machine designed to handle extreme terrain, we love it when manufacturers build hardcore enthusiast vehicles like this, and we can’t wait to see the Bison on the trails soon.