The Chevrolet ZR2 Bison is now completely sold out.
Well, maybe not completely, but pretty darned close. If you find one out there, it’s likely one of the last of its kind.
According to GM Authority, dealer orders for the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison are “maxed out”, which means that all of GM’s 2,000 ZR2 Bisons have been sent out to dealers. The GM fansite makes it clear that while this doesn’t technically mean that every ZR2 Bison is gone, it does mean that demand is extremely high for the off-roadiest of Colorados, and that dealers likely already have buyers lined up for each Bison ordered.
So if you find one with a sticker still on it, you’re a very lucky person.
The Colorado ZR2 Bison comes with a sticker price of $48,045, so cost is definitely not keeping the Bison from being driven home. While most of the midsize pickup is built to ZR2 spec, the extra Bison moniker comes with a bunch of additions from American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), Chevrolet’s partner in crime in making the Bison.
AEV’s biggest addition is an optional snorkel on the hood to draw in cleaner air from above the roofline, as well as a set of hot-stamped Boron steel skid plates covering the engine oil pan, fuel tank, transfer case, and both front and rear differentials. DSSV dampers from Multimatic improve the ZR2’s already beefy suspension and let it tackle any terrain you can throw at it.
Under the hood is a 3.6-L V6 attached to an 8-speed automatic transmission pumping out 308 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. An optional 2.8-L Duramax turbodiesel provides 186 hp and 369 lb-ft at the cost of making it harder to find fuel.
A set of 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac off-road tires cover ZR2 Bison-specific 17x8-inch aluminum wheels to round out the Bison upgrade package.
With most or all Bisons spoken for, expect Chevrolet to take note and maybe boost production beyond the mere 2,000 unit cap for 2020.