Posts Tagged ‘colorado ZR2’

Chevy Silverado Enters “The Best in the Desert off-road Racing” Program

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

When it comes to off-road performance, Ford is known for nearly having it locked down with the F-150 Raptor. We won’t see a Rival for Ram until a couple of years down the road, but what about Chevrolet? Chevy has been pretty quiet about the idea, but maybe certain news about the 2020 Chevy Silverado is a sign for what’s to come. 

On October 10, 2019, Chevy said that it would take the full-size pickup and enter it on the Best in the Desert racing series. Chevy knows about the off-road racing series since the Colorado ZR2 has been on a few tours in the last couple of years. The series has been used as a place to test new performance parts for trucks as well, which the company has consistently used. 

The Silverado will be used to tackle the off-road courses in the series. Chevy has said to cnet.com that the “Silverado race truck will be used for engineering development and validation.” The Silverado will serve a double purpose. 

The Silverado will run with a new long-travel suspension, prototype Multimatic DSSV dampers, and front and rear jounce shocks. What does the jounce shock do? The Jounce Shock System enhances gross vehicle motion control, it also increases suspension bump capacity, and it provides exceptional bottoming protection for extreme off-road conditions.  

This isn’t the first time that you see the Multimatic DSSV dampers, however. They made their first appearance on the Colorado ZR2. Chevy has said that the prototype set is of a higher capacity. The dampers will help keep the bigger Silverado in check with a higher wheel, and overall it’ll have better control. 

The rear shock skids and the skid plates cover a lot of the underbody which rounds out the race-prepped Silverado’s upgrades. The world is deprived of cool sedans. Chevy should at least give customers a full-size performance truck as an option.   

BEST IN THE DESERT OFF-ROAD RACING:

Best In The Desert (BITD) offers a number of opportunities to join in on the fun with a variety of off-road races across the U.S. The event is inclusive to those who are racing as a sportsman or is a seasoned pro. If off-road motorcycle racing, car/truck racing, UTVs, and motorcycle racing is something you’re into then the BITD is something to consider.    

When the next Silverado race truck makes its debut, which will be next month at the Laughlin Desert Classic, that’s when we’ll see the Silverado race truck. You can search the inventory of Chevrolet Silverado at Miami Lakes Automall. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you. 

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Chevrolet Unveils the Remarkable ZR2 Bison

Friday, September 14th, 2018
2019-Chevrolet-Colorado ZR2 Bison Miami Lakes Automall

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Chevrolet is revamping their 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 with the new ZR2 Bison trim. This off-road version of the Colorado pickup is a rugged trim made possible with a partnership with American Expedition Vehicles. Chevy’s newest mid-size truck option with unlimited off-road capabilities was first introduced at the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association show (SEMA) as a concept vehicle. The Colorado ZR2 Bison is not your average pickup as the undercarriage of the Bison carries high level protection with five skid plates. The skid plates are comprised of hot-stamped boron steel. With the mindset of making a fully protected truck capable of dealing with the harsh trails of expeditions, Chevrolet has succeeded with flying colors.

How Ready Is the Bison For Off-Road Travel?

The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison includes a 2.8-Liter, six-speed Duramax turbo-diesel engine that generates 186-horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. The Bison also drives on huge 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac off-road tires. Customers can choose between either a crew or extended cab for the truck. There’s also the addition of third-party add-ons like a snorkel from American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) that is fitted for all Colorado pickup trucks. While this is the first time AEV has worked with Chevy, they have pulled out all the stops to make this vehicle a success.

Drivers can feel secure going on the road less traveled knowing there’s armor protecting the fuel tank, transfer case, locking differentials and oil pan. The protection is provided by AEV, who helped make the Jeep Wrangler Brute. There’s no need to buy any extra protection or modifications for the new 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison; it’s ready to go off-road from the first day of purchase. AEV also provided its expertise to the ZR2 Bison’s stamped steel front and rear bumpers. The front bumper includes fog lights which helps with nighttime visibility for drivers. The bumper also includes winch provisions.

Strong and Capable, This Bison Is Ready For Everyone To See

The Bison is decked out in Bison decals, all visible along the bed sides, and an AEV Bison logo (where the Bison gets its name) resides along the tailgate. The AEV logo is apart of the interior, embroidered on top of the floor liners and front head restraints. The Bison will not carry the Chevrolet bowtie on its grille however, replaced with the Chevrolet brand on the front end.

“More and more enthusiasts are discovering that Colorado is ideal for off-roading, especially overland travel. The Colorado Z71 offers a full suite of off-road equipment, the maneuverability of a midsize truck and the driving range of a class-exclusive diesel engine. The Colorado ZR2 offers even greater off-road capability with class-exclusive front and rear locking differentials. And now, Bison offers customers an even more extreme turnkey off-road truck ready to tackle your next adventure,” said Sandor Piszar, Director of Chevy Marketing.

The Bison Is Ready to Roam

This vehicle is highly shielded, looks imposing from the start and matches customers expectations of being an engaged off-road vehicle. While there are a total of four options for the Colorado sold by Chevy, this is the extreme off-road option for customers. The diesel option, a V6 gas engine option, the ZR2 off-road and now the Bison trim make up the Colorado pickup lineup. Whichever one is desired, there’s a place that has them ready to go.

Come To Miami Lakes Automall

Miami Lakes Automall makes it easy for customers to find what they want and our professional team is happy to show off our entire lineup, including the 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2. From our new to our pre-owned vehicles, there’s a large selection. If you’re looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our financing team can support you for any buying or leasing needs. Need to sell or trade-in your vehicle? Visit at Miami Lakes Automall.

Our team is ready to help make your summer more fun with these vehicles that provide an amazing experience. Just come in for a test-drive to see what you can end up with. From our professional sales team to our entire staff at Miami Lakes Automall, we welcome you to our business with pleasure. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. We’re open seven days a week across our sales, service and parts departments to better serve you.

Chevy Truck News You Don’t Want to Miss

Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Chevy Colorado ZR2 Miami Lakes Chevy

Chevy Colorado ZR2 Miami Lakes Chevy

If you are a fan of Chevy trucks listen up! There have been a couple news related stories going around that you are going to love to hear! Keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter for all things Chevy and Chevy news!

2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2s

The first piece of news is about the long-awaited Chevy Colorado ZR2. Chevy had told us that the first new Colorado ZR2 models have finally rolled off the assembly line and they are headed to dealerships! Check out our Colorado ZR2 inventory here. Haven’t heard about the Colorado ZR2? Check out the details below, chances are you will fall in love at first sight.

  • The ZR2 is a beefed up and capable version of the Chevy Colorado, which was named Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year for two years in a row.
  • The Colorado ZR2 is equipped with a 308-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
  • Two-inch lift, 17-inch wheels, and 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires.
  • Front and rear electronic lock differentials.
  • A dynamic suspension spool damper from Multimatic.

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New Chevy Colorado ZR2 is an Off-roading Beast for Less Money

Monday, February 27th, 2017
Chevy Colorado ZR2

Chevy Colorado ZR2

If you are a truck lover, chances are you are an adventure seeking, outdoor enthusiast. Unfortunately, sometimes finding that perfect off-road beast to fill your adventure needs can be a struggle, as they are very expensive. For example the Ford Raptor with standard features starts at roughly $48,860. Well, Chevy has a solution for consumers — the new Colorado ZR2.

The new  2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 comes fully-loaded with all the features drivers need for off-roading. Priced at $40,995, the Colorado ZR2 is more than $7,000 less than the Ford Raptor and it is just as capable. So, hold out to buy your next off-roading truck until this the Colorado ZR2 is released this spring — it will be worth the wait.

The Colorado ZR2 is equipped with DSSV dampers that provide a two-inch lift. The truck has unique front control arms and its modified rear axle has a 3.42:1 crawling ratio. The truck rides on 17-inch alloy wheels, wrapped in 31-inch off-roading tires, and in case of tire or wheel damage, there is a spare tire mounted to the truck bed. (more…)