Thanks to an exciting collaboration with American Expedition Vehicles, Chevrolet is able to announce a brand-new Silverado model this year — the Silverado ZR2 Bison. This truck boasts improved off-roading performance, due to an enhanced engine and a wide array of specialized equipment.
The ZR2 Bison is powered by a second-generation 3-liter Duramax® turbodiesel engine that improves horsepower by 10 percent over its predecessor, and torque by 7.6 percent. These increases in performance are possible thanks to enhancements like new fuel injectors, new steel pistons with an improved combustion bowl, and better temperature control.
A variety of off-roading equipment betters the ZR2 Bison’s performance even further. For example, it boasts bumpers made of high-quality, AEV-stamped steel, complete with heavy-duty recovery points and built-in step pads. There’s also five hot-stamped boron steel skid plates that protect your differential, transfer case, and fuel tank, as well as exclusive 18-inch AEV tires. And all of this is on top of the improvements already offered by the Chevy ZR2, like Multimatic™ DSSV spool-valve dampers.
The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison has been named the first-ever Overland Truck of the Year by Overland Journal. If you want to enjoy the thrill of off-roading, you need a truck that’s fit for adventure without limits. The ideal overland truck is able to transition effortlessly from pavement to dirt and back again. It will have a respectable payload capacity and a strong towing capability, and it should be efficient and reliable so you can count on it for years of fun.
These are the criteria that Overland Journal
had in mind when they tested six different midsize pickup trucks, including the
Colorado ZR2 Bison, the Ford Ranger, and the Jeep Gladiator. Editors took these
trucks out for thousands of miles in order to find the perfect truck to win its
first-ever Overland Truck of the Year award. The Colorado ZR2 Bison won on the
strength of its many desirable features in addition to its impressive
capability and versatility.
Editors from Overland Journal were quick to
applaud the turbo-diesel available in the Colorado ZR2 Bison, as well as its
winch-ready front bumper, its front and rear locking differentials, and its
class-leading suspension. The Colorado ZR2 Bison is also equipped with five
different skid plates, unique 17×8-inch aluminum wheels, and Revolutionary
Multimatic DSSV™ dampers.