Earlier this month, a GM insider leaked to GM Authority, the largest forum for fans of the GM brand, that Chevrolet would not be developing their Silverado to compete against the Ford F-150 Raptor and Ram TRX head-on.
– Although there is a decision not to make an off-road type that is as tough as their two competitors, that doesn’t mean that Chevrolet will just stick with their stock Silverado ZR2. This time, in collaboration with an American spare parts company, American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), they have released a short teaser clip showing a glimpse of the Bison’s Silverado ZR2 pickup.
The teaser this time seems to agree with the spy camera photos that have circulated about the existence of the Bison version of the Silverado ZR2 Car in collaboration with AEV.
New teaser shows bumper
The short teaser clip shows the bumper of the new Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 pickup. The new bumper of the ZR2 is a specially shaped unit that has a 31.8 degree approach angle to provide plenty of clearance between the body and the wheels on the road. In the front bumper clip, you can also see the appearance of fog lamps on the edges which also provide the right distance as a place for number plates. The placement of the fog lamps in the corners of this edge is indeed a cash feature of the bumpers that the AEV company works on, and is usually reserved for trucks with large lift.
In addition, there are other decorative features in the bumper of this Bison car. It is possible that just below the bumper will be used as a tow point for car recovery. In April, a post on the GM Inside News forum showed a screenshot of GM’s online ordering system showing the 2023 configuration for the Silverado ZR2 Bison already listed. The listing shows the tow hook of the normally red ZR2 has been removed, but there may be a new tow hook under the bumper to replace the red one.
Apart from the bumper, the teaser also gives a glimpse of the black Chevrolet logo and black and red ZR2 badge standing over the new grille look, production wheels from AEV, two-tone tailgate, and multiple slip plates.
Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison most likely only comes with diesel fuel. This rumor was motivated by a press release from GM that said it would pick up the updated 3.0-liter Duramax inline-six for the 2023 model year. However, there is still the possibility that the Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison will still use a 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 420 horsepower. horses and 460 pound-feet of torque.
Although at first glance what the above is too fierce, as has been followed above the Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison pickup will not be made to compete against the Raptor and TRX picks directly. GMA summed up the insider’s words with a statement like this, “The wider and taller Chevy Silverado models will require a lot of factory modification and additional costs, both of which will either be too expensive or result in too thin margins to offset the additional costs used in development and production. modify the car.”
Source : Autos.ID