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2019 Chevy Colorado Bison Packs Skid Plates and Steel Bumpers

by Shane McGlaun
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Chevrolet has announced a new higher performance version of its Colorado ZR2 mid-size truck. The new model is called the ZR2 Bison and it is the result of the first official tie up between American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) and Chevy. AEV is a big name in the off-road aftermarket accessories world. But instead of having to go buy and install the parts yourself, the Bison has lots of AEV parts on it right out of the box.

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Many of the accessories focus on protecting the Bison off-road, among them five hot-stamped Boron steel skid plates shielding vital components. AEV also designed sturdy new front and rear steel bumpers. Bumpers made of steel are a big deal if you want to mount a winch up front and have recovery points for the inevitable of getting stuck on a trail. There’s also an optional snorkel for improved water fording ability.

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Other than the AEV additions, the Bison has the same specs as a normal ZR2. That means special dampers, electronic locking front and rear diffs, off-road rocker protection, and an Autotrac transfer case. The ZR2 is lifted 2-inches compared to the ZR1 and Bison rides on 31-inch tires. Buyers can get either a V6 gas engine or a diesel power plant, and the truck comes in either two or four-door versions. The truck will launch in January 2019 at an as yet undisclosed price.

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