Chevy Announces the 2024 Colorado ZR2 Bison
Chevy recently overhauled the Colorado pickup, and we’re now learning more about its hardcore off-road trim. The 2024 Colorado ZR2 Bison sports multiple skidplates, massive 35-inch tires, beefy off-road suspension, and goodies from American Expedition Vehicles (AEV).
AEV provided the winch-ready front bumper, 17-inch wheels, rear bumper, and bed-mounted spare tire carrier. Underneath, Chevy installed five skid plates to protect the transmission, differential, and other components. Multimatic DSSV dampers and front/rear locking differentials are also standard.
The suspension provides 12.2 inches of ground clearance, which is 1.5 inches more than the standard ZR2. Despite having way more off-road capability, the truck gained more than 300 pounds with the added equipment.
Under the hood, the Bison gets a turbocharged 2,7-liter four-cylinder engine with 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque – the same output that the larger Silverado 1500 sees from the engine. An eight-speed automatic transmission sends power to all four wheels. There’s also standard four-wheel drive and a two-speed transfer case, and the driver can select exclusive drive modes.
The truck comes with most of the goodies included, but buyers can upgrade with a sunroof and more luxurious interior finishes. We don’t have pricing for the ZR2 Bison but expect it to start in the high-$40,000 range when it debuts.
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