2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ZR2 Bison teaser preview introduces a more serious off-road vehicle
The mid-size Colorado started moving towards more serious off-road vehicles at Chevrolet, and now the Silverado 1500 lineup is starting to act. On Thursday, Chevy teased, with a video, that the Silverado 1500 ZR2 Bison will launch this summer. This happened just a few months after Chevy’s release 2022 Silverado 1500 ZR2 as a next-level off-roader.
Bison’s video focuses on the underside of the pickup, showing the black-painted skid plates that seem to cover most of the undercarriage compared to about half on the ZR2. The video also shows the AEV (American Expeditionary Vehicle) license plate, the flowing flowtie emblem, and a quick look at the various wheels with AEV hub caps and unspecified Goodyear tires.
Dark shots of the front lights show the different fog lights in circular shape compared to the vertical units on other trucks. A dark rear shot makes no difference, but both shots are able to hide modified bumpers for better approach and departure angles.
AEV is an off-road brand specializing in the production of custom off-road trucks and parts for different brands. Above Colorado ZR2 Bison, the company contributed five skids for the engine oil pan, fuel tank, gearshift box, and front and rear locking differentials. AEV designed these slides and made them from hot stamping Boron steel, which is hard and durable. We expect the Silverado ZR2 Bison to get the same skid plate.
The Colorado ZR2 Bison also features AEV-designed stamped steel front and rear bumpers that feature recovery points and a place for an aftermarket winch. We can’t see the bumpers in the video, but those items could also be for Silverado.
We’ll know more about the Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Bison 2023 later this summer.