2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison Eats Rocky Roads for Breakfast

Martin Aguilar

The Chevrolet Colorado is one of the capable pickup trucks in the market today. In fact, the Colorado is the king of torque–with 500 Nm to boast—among the pickups offered in the Philippines.

Despite this credential, Chevrolet wants to make the Colorado an even better off-road machine as it revealed the Colorado ZR2 Bison in the United States.

At first glance, you can arguably say that the Colorado ZR2 Bison is ready to take on any terrain. The exterior design suggests that the vehicle eats rocky roads for breakfast. This pickup truck is Chevrolet’s first collaboration with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), an off-road aftermarket manufacturer.

It is fitted with a large black grille that doesn’t come with the brand’s iconic bow tie emblem. Adding to the Bison’s muscles is the AEV-designed stamped steel front and rear bumpers, which protects the vehicle from obstacles it might encounter on the road.

The Colorado ZR2 Bison also feature five skid plates, which shields the engine oil pan, fuel tank, transfer case, and front and rear locking differential. Chevrolet says the skid plate will give the vehicle maximum protection while driving over rocky terrain. Rounding up the muscular exterior is the prominent fender flares, 31-inch off-road tires, and 17-inch aluminum wheels.

Under the hood, the Colorado ZR2 Bison can be equipped with 2.8-liter Duramax diesel engine that delivers 186 hp and 500 Nm of torque. The engine is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission. The said pickup truck goes on sale in the US in January 2019.

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