The medium-sized Colorado Chevrolet has begun to move towards increasingly serious off-roaders and now the Silverrado 1500 lineup is entering the work. On Thursday, Chevy teased with a video that the Silverrado 1500 ZR2 Bison is coming this summer. This comes just months after the Chevy 2022 Silverado 1500 ZR2 was unveiled as the next level off-roader.
The Bison video focuses on the underside of the pickup, showing black skid plates that appear to cover about half of the ZR2 vs. most of the underbody. The video shows a quick glimpse of the various wheels, including an AEV (American Expedition Vehicles) license plate, a Flow-Through Boat (Floty) logo and AEV center caps, and unspecified Goodyear tires.
A dark shot of the front light shows different fog lights that are rounded in contrast to the vertical units of other trucks. A bold rear shot doesn’t look any different, but both shots can hide the modified bumpers for improved method and exit angles.
AEV is an off-road brand that manufactures custom trucks and off-road parts for a variety of brands. In the Colorado ZR2 Bison, the company offers five skid plates for the engine oil pan, fuel tank, transfer case and front and rear locking differential. AEV designed these skid plates and made them from hard, durable hot-stamped boron steel. We hope the Silverado ZR2 Bison gets the same skid plate.
The Colorado ZR2 Bison also has AV-designed stamped steel front and rear bumpers with a recovery point and a space for aftermarket winches. We can’t see the bumpers in the video, but those items are probably for Silverdo as well.
We’ll learn more about the 2023 Chevrolet Silverrado ZR2 Bison later this summer.