Rumor: Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison Heading to Production - YeeeeeHAAAaaaaRumors are suggesting a new Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison could be heading to production soon just in time to combat a rising surge of mid-size, off-road ready pickups. While the rumor hasn’t been confirmed, crazier things have happened.

Rumor: Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison Heading to Production - YeeeeeHAAAaaaaAccording to an AutoBlog story, Chevrolet has filed a Bison trademark claim for the words “ZR2 Bison” and has even created a logo.

This logo and name refers to a pickup shown at last Fall’s SEMA show built by American Expedition Conversions. The company known for building concepts like the Brute, Recruit and Prospector applied its own brand of over-the-top engineering to the mid-size Colorado.

Rumor: Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison Heading to Production - YeeeeeHAAAaaaaThe one-off concept features plenty of off-the-shelf mods as well as custom features. Starting off with new front and rear bumpers, new underbody skid plates, bed rack, fender flares and a snorkel kit. The pickup rides on a set of 35-inch BF Goodrich KM2 mud-terrain tires with AEV beadlock wheels. Lighting is improved thanks to LED light bars both front and rear.

Rumor: Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison Heading to Production - YeeeeeHAAAaaaaThe bed features an ARB refrigerator, aluminum storage case and NATO-style light bars.

Finally, when things get really gnarly, there is a Warn winch, recovery shackles, a Hi-Lift jack and MAXTRAX sliders.

In short, it is ready for anything you could throw at it.

Rumor: Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison Heading to Production - YeeeeeHAAAaaaaNow, will it be built? Sure, why not? Crazy things happen. The market is trending to more off-road capable mid-size pickups with the regular ZR2 being a big hit for Chevy, the TRD Pro Tacoma and even the old Nissan Frontier PRO-4X selling well. Add in a new Jeep Scrambler pickup, basically an extended Jeep Wrangler, as well as the return of the Ford Ranger with a rumored Raptor variant and it isn’t rocket science figuring out what’s hot right now.

Rumor: Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison Heading to Production - YeeeeeHAAAaaaaMy guess is if we do see something it will be at this year’s LA Auto Show coming in November. This would be the most likely spot for a reveal of a production version.

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