2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: Spied

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So far, we've only seen the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison in some early spy photos and at the 2018 State Fair of Texas. These photos from our spy photographer provide our first glimpse of a Colorado ZR2 Bison without camouflage in the real world, motoring through what looks like a shopping mall parking lot.

The 2019 Colorado ZR2 Bison is scheduled to go on sale in late December 2018 or early January 2019. Pricing will be available closer to its release date. Designed in collaboration with American Expedition Vehicles, the ZR2 Bison wears telltale AEV rims and the aftermarket manufacturer's signature front and rear bumpers. Here's what our spy shooters had to say:

"Just about a month ago GM introduced the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison complete with factory-stamped steel bumpers, skid plates and a snorkel. We were able to get our first look at the Bison without its scuba gear, which gives us a better idea of what we're more likely to see on the road.

"The Colorado ZR2 Bison is a fully warrantied factory-spec off-road truck with some serious off-road armor. From the factory, it features class-exclusive front and rear locking differentials and high-tech Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve dampers. The Bison grille bears 'Chevrolet' in all capital letters, taking a page from the Ford F-150 Raptor and Toyota TRD Pro playbooks. The Bison will sit on ZR2 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac off-road tires paired with exclusive AEV Bison 17-by- 8-inch aluminum rims.

"According to GM, power will come from a 3.6-liter gas V-6 paired with an eight-speed transmission or a turbo-diesel 2.8-liter inline-four-cylinder Duramax engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Expect to see the limited-run 2019 Colorado ZR2 Bison on the road in the coming months."

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@Jeff S

No more excuses Jeff.

Drop the hammer --- buy a ZR2 Bison pronto and tell the rest of us how much fun it is.

Would love one with a 6 inch lift and 37's.

It needs the 2.7L gas turbo engine.

@papajim--I'm not in the market now. But if I was I'd be leaning towards the Honda Ridgeline. I also want to see what the Ranger brings. I don't need a big truck and find them offensive at times.

I don't see how wasting $40k on something this ugly will be fun.

@ Papajoke

No more excuses Jeff.

Drop the hammer --- buy a ZR2 Bison pronto and tell the rest of us how much fun it is.

Posted by: papajim | Oct 18, 2018 11:36:57 AM

Says the guy that drives ( when it’s not in the shop ), a gutless 12yrs old 4.8L Silverado.

Put your money where you toothless mouth is.

i can't get past the fact that all these small trucks look like crap, flat out ugly, Ranger, GM twins, and the taco,


Cute, GMBC... Just cute.

Holden here has brought in the Ex Australian Toyota chief to try and change things around. Not happy news for Holden GM tbey are languishing in 10th place Ford also has problems tbdy are now 6th place. Economy is almost full employment with a round of tax cuts for small businesses coming hp

Link does not post. Two major models by Holden GM have been stopped

LOL that spare needs a skid plate.

This is going to be north of $40k. FYI. The regular ZR2 starts at $43k.

The proportions are all off with the crew cab, too little bed space and way to much cab. That thing just screams aftermarket leveling kit. No thanks.

Those rear shocks and low hanging spare...

A truck that actually has a chance at fitting on a trail.


I wheel a full-size and run trails most people wouldn’t hike. That said, the ZR2 and Crewcab Taco are pretty long and don’t turn that tightly. Width wise, the Bison rocks all over a cRaptor on tight, technical trails,but most well-built old-school trucks do.

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