The Silverado is already a capable off-road pickup truck, but with the new ZR2 Bison, it becomes an off-road beast that will go almost anywhere and tackle almost anything. Chevy collaborated with American Expedition Vehicles to create the special edition truck. The Bison builds off the capable ZR2 with extra off-road-specific features and some extra fun equipment to go with it.
Let’s Start with the Silverado ZR2
The ZR2 version of the popular Chevy Silverado arrived at your Chevrolet dealer earlier this year. It took the Silverado and made it even more capable of tackling rough roads with unique springs, increased suspension travel in the front and back, and front and rear e–lockers.
The ZR2’s off-road cut front bumper improves the approach angle, and the enhanced 2-speed transfer case has a Terrain mode that makes it capable of handling even the roughest terrain.
Ready for Backcountry Adventures
Chevy didn’t want to stop with the capable ZR2; they added extra off-road chops to this truck with the Bison Edition. This edition comes straight from the factory with upgrades that include heavy-duty AEV-specific steel bumpers in the front and back, heavy-duty recovery hooks, and step pads. It also has five hot-stamped steel skid plates to protect the underbody and steel rocker panels for even more protection.
A Truck That Stands Out
You won’t mistake the ZR2 Bison for any other truck when you see it with the exclusive 18-inch gloss black AEV wheels and 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires.
Beyond the Bison-specific tires, this truck has a body-colored grille bar in the front and a matte-black panel on the tailgate. It also comes standard with Chevy’s Multi-Flex tailgate for added convenience. Want to stand out more? Don’t worry; there’s Bison and AEV badging both inside and out.
A Full Package Inside the Bison
The Bison isn’t just about the exterior features. The cabin receives the full treatment too. The AEV Appearance Package makes this truck unmistakable with contrast stitching, logos on the headrests, and Bison floormats.
So What Can It Do?
The ZR2 Bison will have the same powertrain as the ZR2. The 6.2-liter V-8 engine puts out 420 horsepower and gets 460 pound-feet of torque. Multimatic DSSV spool-valve dampers have three spool valves to help control damping and three chambers to control fluid flow. A 10-speed automatic transmission sends power to the front and rear electronically locking differentials.
If you compare the 2023 Bison to the 2022 Silverado ZR2, will it have an increased approach angle and improved departure angle. This means it can tackle rough terrain even better than the standard ZR2. It will have the same ground clearance, which stands at 11.2 inches.
How Do I Get One?
The 2023 Chevrolet ZR2 Bison will go into production in the early part of 2023. It will arrive on Chevrolet dealer lots in the fall of 2023.
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