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Colorado ZR2 Bison is a heavily protected off-road machine from Chevrolet and American Expedition Vehicles (AEV)

For drivers who love rolling on the off-road for some rough adventures, Chevrolet and American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) has very juicy proposition for you – the new Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. It is strong, tough and well-protected and is all ready to create thrilling experiences drivers could never enjoy on the road.

The new Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison is essentially an all-new performance variant of the brand’s midsize truck. It is the result of collaboration between Chevrolet and premium off-road aftermarket manufacturer AEV.

The toughness of the new Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison lies on the amount of protection it has for off-road adventures. Its key undercarriage elements are well protected even the Colorado ZR2 Bison traverses through rocky or jagged terrain. In fact, the engine oil pan, transfer case, fuel tank as well as the front and rear locking differentials of the new Colorado ZR2 Bison are properly protected by not just one, but five skid plates. These five study skid plates are designed by AEV and are made from hard, durable hot-stamped Boron steel.

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Hall Racing’s Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 goes to Nevada to the 550-mile Vegas to Reno race

The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 made its competition debut at Best in the Desert’s “Vegas to Reno” challenge on weekend. Hall Racing competes in the 550-mile racing on board the Colorado ZR2 in what was dubbed as the longest off-road competition in the US. The race started Friday, August 18th and was expected to be attended by as many as 350 participants.

However, out of the 336 competing teams, only 204 of them managed to complete the grueling course with Hall Racing finishing in first class 7300. Riding at an average speed of 28.6 mph, Chevrolet impresses with the 550-mile off-road course which took Hall Racing team’s Chad Hall and Frank DeAngelo 18:50:16 to run up to the finish line.

The ZR2 comes armed with a number of performance upgrades developed by Chevrolet’s Performance Engineering team and Hall Racing. While Hall’s team took to compete under the stock production class for mid-size trucks and SUVs, the ZR2 has been equipped with a roll cage for safety aside from its racing seats and safety harnesses. Other fitments include off-road lights, a 44-gal. fuel tank, a two-way radio and a GPS.

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Deliveries begin for the first batch of the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

The long-awaited Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is coming your way! The company had just announced that the first batch of its off-road pickup truck had just left the Wentzville, Missouri factory, and the first few people who ordered will get them as early as this month.

We first saw this monster truck during last November’s Los Angeles Auto Show. And we all know that this one isn’t like any other trucks out there. This is hardcore. During the auto show, the truck showed us what it is capable of - tackling the toughest real life off-road scenarios. In fact, its whole body has been developed for circumstances like this.

The midsize truck has a whole new level of suspension, with its body being lifted by two inches. It has a new set of cast-iron control arms, increasing the truck’s track width by 3.5 inches. The new front and rear bumpers give more space, allowing the truck to fit a set of 31-inch Goodyear Duratrac tires on the 17x8-inch wheels.

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2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 pickup priced for as low as $40,995

As it turns out, Chevy’s eight-speed V6 performer may still be a bargain. Fresh from its premiere at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, the powerhouse pickup-truck manufacturer is set to release the new Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 this Spring.

Not to be outdone by its 4x4 competitors (The Dodge Ram Power Wagon and Ford Raptor), Chevy is selling the pickup at a starting price of 40,995 USD (inclusive of 940 USD destination charges). Well, that’s a whole lot cheaper than the base prices of Dodge’s three quarter ton pickup or Ford’s supercab!

Out of all these, the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is probably its closest competitor. But if we are to compare the roughly 41,000 USD you will be spending on the new Colorado, the ZR2 is still more affordable and cheaper by more or less 2,705 USD. The Tacoma 6-speed automatic costs around 43,700 USD. Meanwhile, the manual Toyota pickup is priced for as low as 41,700 USD. Just the same, Chevy still offers a lot of bargain for an 8-speed automatic powered pickup, don’t you think?

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When Chevrolet first introduced the Colorado, it managed to set new standards when it comes to mid-sized trucks. With the new Colorado ZR2, the brand is once again poised to repeat this. This latest offering is expected to lead the brand’s Colorado range and once it is officially released for sale, will contain more off-road technologies not before seen in the mid-size pickup class. As such, the new ZR2 is projected to offer extraordinary performance no matter what the condition may be. This can include, among many others, running at high speed in the desert, going through tight two-track roads, technical rock crawling, and even a casual daily drive.

According to Mark Reuss, who is the brand’s executive vice president for Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain, the engineering team had experienced previous success especially with the different variants of the Camaro and the Corvette. With the ZR2, he added, the team used the same philosophy but applied it for off-road performance. Reuss shares that with the ZR2, one can go rock crawling on a Saturday followed by a drive in the desert by Sunday and ultimately going to work on Monday. Indeed, this truck can not only do everything, he continued, but do everything very well.

In terms of powertrain, considering that the ZR2 is fitted with the same one in the 2017 Colorado, it becomes the sole production off-road truck to offer customers a selection between diesel and gasoline engines. Specifically, the diesel unit is the Duramax diesel engine which allows for 181 hp and peak torque of 369 lb.-ft. Meanwhile the other one is the 3.6-liter V6 engine which delivers output at 308 hp with top torque of 275 lb.-ft., and paired to the automatic 8-speed Hydra-Matic 8L45 transmission. It comes as no surprise then to know that despite the upgrades geared for off-road driving, the ZR2 has a towing power of 5,000 lbs with the ability to carry payload of about 1,100 lbs. This fact alone gives the ZR2 an advantage compared to other models in the segment as it gives a wide array of choices when it comes to powertrain technologies. Furthermore, it is lighter by 500 lbs. and narrower by 1 ft., ensuring that it delivers better agility and offers enhanced trail access.

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An off-road variant of the new Chevrolet Colorado was a possibility according to Mark Reuss and it appears that such a vehicle is getting closer to production as the company introduced the rugged Colorado ZR2 Concept at the 2014 LA Auto Show. Compared with the standard Colorado, the Chevrolet ZR2 Concept is 4 inches wider and comes with redesigned front and rear fascias that will help it be a better off-roader.

Ground clearance was also increased by two inches, while the new integral skid plates promise to protect it from rough terrain. The new off-road fascias reduce front and rear overhang and feature integrated, flip-out aluminum tow hooks as well as a built-in winch in the front. The mono-tube coil-over shock absorbers developed by King ensure a better suspension and feature remote-mounted fluid reservoirs.

The Colorado ZR2 Concept arrives with 18-inch aluminum multi-spoke, bead-lock-style wheels wrapped in 275/65R18 off-road tires. The wheels are housed beneath the custom wheel flares, complemented by custom rocker guards. The bed features a protective spray-in bed liner available with production Colorado models, GearOn accessories and a 48-inch Hi-Lift jack.

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With its widened body, tall stance and powerful LS supercharged engine, the Silverado ZR2 concept appears to have been built to hit the berms, dry washes and gullies of the Baja Peninsula.

Based on an extended cab/short box body, the Silverado ZR2 has custom bodywork that includes carbon fiber fender flares that stretch outward to cover the 35-inch-tall Goodyear Wrangler off-road tires and widened stance.

The truck's body is mostly made of carbon fiber, including the front fenders, extractor-style hood, rocker extensions and tailgate. Also featured on the vehicle are large, debossed CHEVROLET lettering, which is reminiscent of the Chevy trucks of the past.

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