The popular mid-size pickup truck is about to receive a facelift in the next year and we count on a bunch of notable changes. This update may affect the capable ZR2 Bison version, which is the best off-road performer in the models offer. At this point, we are still waiting for the specific details, but it looks like the new model will come with notable styling changes only. On the other side, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle will probably remain the same. This includes the engine lineup as well, which means that the 2021 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison will continue with both gasoline and diesel options in the offer. We expect to see the new model sometime in the second half of the year.
2021 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison Specs Features
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind with this particular version is the number of off-road upgrades. This is the most capable Colorado you can get, which competes with models like Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro and Jeep Gladiator. When it comes to off-road goodies, this model comes with things like full locking differential front and rear, higher ground clearance, upgraded dampers, skid plates and similar things.
On the other side, the engine lineup is quite familiar. The 2021 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison will come standard with a well-known 3.6-liter V6 engine, which is good for 308 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. Of course, you can also get a diesel version, equipped with a familiar 2.8-liter turbodiesel, which ensures class-leading towing capacity. This engine is good for about 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque.
When it comes to the transmission, the gasoline model comes with eight speeds, while the diesel is coupled with a six-speed automatic gearbox.
2021 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison Styling
When it comes to the styling, the Bison already comes with several upgrades. For example, there are new bumpers, which don’t just look more attractive, but which are also designed in the manner to provide a better approach and departure angles. Also, the front bumper comes with a winch, while the rear bumper comes with a tow hook. Also, this model comes with exclusive 17-inch wheels, exclusive fender flares etc.
As we already mentioned, the next year will bring updates. At this point, we know only about those general things, the changes that will affect all models in the Colorado lineup. This includes things like new grille design and lower fascia. At this point, we don’t know whether the 2021 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison is about to come with some additional exclusive features or not.
When it comes to interior design, this model currently comes with exclusive leather seats, as well as with contoured floor liners. The rest of the cabin isn’t much different compared to the rest of the lineup. This means you may count on a familiar cabin layout, which isn’t the most attractive in the class. Most rivals feature nicer cabins but most rivals also feature more practical cabins. This particularly refers to the rear seats, which are a little bit tight, as well as to interior storage compartments.
On the other side, this truck really shines in terms of tech goodies. It comes standard with things like an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Navigation, seven-speaker Bose audio system, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot etc. In the updated 2021 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison, things can only get better.
2021 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2021 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison will hit the market sometime in the second half of the year. The current model starts around 47.000 dollars and we don’t expect bigger changes in this aspect.