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2024 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison Exterior Driver Side Front Profile

What's new in the 2024 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison?

Published on Apr 4, 2024 by Classic ELITE Chevy Sugar Land Creative Team

Chevrolet has been building top-notch pickup trucks for decades, though the automaker’s midsize pickup truck is relatively young in comparison. It was first introduced as a compact truck for the 2003 model year before getting bumped up a segment for 2011. After taking a couple years off, the Colorado returned in 2014 and has since remained better than ever. These days, the Colorado offers its own ZR2 off-road trim level, which sits at the top of the offerings. But for those true off-road enthusiasts, you can opt for the ZR2 Bison Edition package which takes the ZR2 trim to the next level itself. With a bunch of updates coming to the model and package this year, we thought we’d highlight what’s new in the 2024 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison for you today.

“The Colorado lineup’s performance on- and off-road, particularly the ZR2's prowess, is nothing short of exceptional, rivaling even some of the most revered off-road vehicles available. Earning MotorTrend’s Truck of the Year award is a testament to the Colorado’s all-encompassing excellence across various terrains and utility needs.”

- Ed Loh, Head of Editorial, MotorTrend Group

ZR2 Bison by American Expedition Vehicles

The updated version of the ZR2 Bison Edition was made in partnership with the incredible American Expedition Vehicles, an incredible company specializing in high-quality aftermarket off-road parts and accessories. Often shortened to AEV, the company has done a lot in tandem with General Motors. You might’ve seen its name attached to several GMC vehicles, for example. But this year, the 2024 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison Edition was built in conjunction with AEV, and we couldn’t be more stoked about it.

2024 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison Exterior Passenger Side Rear Profile

ZR2 Bison Exclusive Design Cues & Features

Setting out to build “America’s ultimate off-road beast,” the two companies accomplished just that by adding a ton of AEV off-road enhancements and tweaks. Now, the ZR2 Bison is capable of delivering unmatched off-road performance, especially in the midsize truck segment, but they did it without sacrificing the things that make a Chevy a Chevy, such as ride quality, handling and standard safety features. Check out below for a full list of the exclusive design cues and features added to the ZR2 Bison:

  • Multimatic Jounce Control Dampers in front and rear; segment exclusive
  • AEV heavy-duty front bumper; featuring winch capability
  • AEV rear bumper
  • AEV fender flares
  • AEV 17” wheels; featuring beadlock capability
  • 35” OD Mud/Terrain tires
  • Boron steel skid plates, rocker protectors; best-in-class underbody protection
  • Best-in-class ramp angles
    • 38.2-degree approach
    • 26.0-degree departure
    • 26.9-degree breakover
  • 2.7L turbocharged high-output engine
  • Multimatic DSSV dampers
  • ZR2 chassis
  • 12.2” ground clearance; best-in-class
  • Spare tire carrier; inspired by racing
  • Spray-on bedliner
  • “Flowtie” front badge
  • Bison exterior badging
  • AEV embroidery on front headrests
  • All-weather floor liners; featuring AEV embroidery
2024 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison Exterior Underbody Protection

Other Standard & Available Features

In addition to these exclusive features, the ZR2 Bison is still a 2024 Chevy Colorado, so it has plenty of other standard and available content, including the following.

  • 11.3” Chevrolet Infotainment System
  • Google built-in
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay capability
  • Wireless Android Auto capability
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot capability
  • Chevy Safety Assist
    • Automatic Emergency Braking
    • Front Pedestrian Braking
    • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
    • Following Distance Indicator
    • Forward Collision Alert
    • IntelliBeam auto high beam control
  • Adaptive Cruise Control; available
  • 1,050-pound max payload
  • 5,500-pound max trailering
  • 310 horsepower
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Four-wheel drive system
  • Two-speed transfer case

If you don’t want to take our word for it, or even Chevrolet’s word for it, you might be pleased to hear that all claims about the ZR2 Bison have been tested and proven by champion off-road racer Chad Hall, both through testing on the Rubicon Trail and in official competition. Interested in a 2024 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison of your own? Give us a call!

2024 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison Exterior Spare Tire on Truck Bed Mount

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