Chevrolet equipped the mid-size Colorado with several upgrades for the 2019 model year. The truck gained the updated infotainment system and high-definition rearview camera but Chevy introduced also the off-road oriented ZR2 Bison model with the hardcore off-road hardware. The model previewed at the 2017 SEMA show reached the production with the unique styling and for the off-road gear Chevy got the help from American Expedition Vehicles.
With the ZR2 Bison model, Chevy has the rival for the recently reintroduced Tacoma TRD Pro version while Ford said that the Ranger Raptor isn’t in brand’s plan for the launch in the US.
As for the next 2020 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison, the model will return in the same form and equipment as has been suggested by the recent reports. The other versions of the versatile Chevy Colorado could gain some visual upgrades and some sources claim possible introduction of the new turbocharged engine. However, since no prototype mules have been spotted on road yet and Chevy is thigh-lipped about the upgrades, the next big upgrade for the mid-size truck should come with the approaching redesign likely for the 2022 model year.
2020 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: Powertrain
The Bison ZR2 is skilled off-roader and the model builds upon the capable Colorado ZR2 with the additional equipment designed for the rugged terrain duties. The model employs the ZR2’s front and rear locking differentials combined with the Multimatic DSSV shocks. The wider track and 2.0-inch lifted suspension improve also the off-road capability while additional skid plates protect valuable gear. The truck uses also Autotrac transfer case and upgraded rear axle. The knobby, all-terrain tires have also the role in the off-road adventures.
The 2020 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison will likely return with two engine options but Chevy reportedly considers the turbocharged engine. A 3.6-liter V-6 will power the ZR2 Bison with 308 hp and torque of 275 lb-ft. Chevy will also offer a 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel with 181 horsepower and torque of 369 lb-ft. The transmission units will include the 6- and 8-speed automatics.
2020 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: Design
With the upgraded off-road hardware, the 2020 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison will also go to the adventure with the unique styling. The truck will ride on the 17-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in the 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires. The model comes also with the AEV steel front and rear bumpers and special Boron-steel skid plates. The truck possesses also recovery points and the possibility of the winch installation.
A unique grille design with the CHEVROLET steaming, wider fender flares, available snorkel and special logos define also the identity of the credible off-roader.
The truck will also come in two cab styles and bed lengths. Buyers will choose between the extended and crew cabs and short and long cargo bed options.
2020 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: Arrival, Price
The 2020 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison should have the launch date in late 2019. Expect the starting price at around $45, 000.