Paying homage to the growing legions of modified off-road pick-ups and SUVs, Chevrolet has released the Colorado ZR2 Bison.
A collaborative effort with off-road aftermarket manufacturer American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), the Bison is designed as a go-anywhere pick-up, taking the Colorado’s already strong off-road attributes and ramping them up.
Key features include a special flow-through front grille, special front and rear bumpers (with light, winch and recovery provisions), large fender flares, special AEV Bison badging and optional snorkel. Mechanical features include a standard 3.6-litre V6 engine teamed with an eight-speed automatic transmission, standard (class-exclusive) front and rear locking differentials, special Multimatic DSSV dampers, five boron steel chassis skid plates (for the engine oil sump, transfer case, fuel tank and front and rear diffs) plus specific 17 x8-inch wheels shod in 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac off-road tyres.
The Bison will be offered in extended or crew cab configurations and can also be equipped with a 2.8-litre Duramax diesel in place of the V6. It goes on sale in January 2019Enjoy more Classic American reading in the monthly magazine. Click here to subscribe.