Chevrolet’s new ZR2 Bison, which went on sale earlier this year, is already sold out for 2019. The company allocated just 2,000 trucks for the year, and eager consumers have scooped most—if not all—of them up.
As first reported by GM Authority, demand for the Bison has been so intense they’re nearly impossible to find, despite the US$48,045 starting price tag. Good luck trying to find one languishing on a dealer lot.
A spokesperson told The Drive that “the Bison is incredibly popular, and demand from both dealers and customers is exceeding supply.” He added that “for dealers, they have asked for far more Bisons than we can produce—thus it is ‘sold out’ from a Chevrolet perspective.”
American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) helped design the Bison. The truck is geared towards extreme off-road use and features custom front and rear bumpers with integrated recovery points. It also has fog lights, an AEV snorkel, and the standard ZR2 off-road package with DSSV suspension.
The Bison features five skid plates made of Boron steel that cover the engine oil pan, fuel tank, transfer case and front and rear locking differentials. It has cast-iron control arms, an Autotrac transfer case, modified rear axles, and a factory suspension lifted two inches over a Colorado Z71.
Midsize trucks are becoming increasingly popular. In 2018, Chevrolet sold over 134,000 Colorados, 10 percent of which were ZR2s. It’s unclear whether the automaker will add additional Bisons to its production line. It’s expected that the 2020 model will also be in high demand, so if you’re interested in getting one, make sure to order one as soon as they’re available.
You can try to locate a 2019 Bison through the Chevrolet website, but it will be challenging to find one for sale. The Chevrolet spokesman recommended people monitor dealer inventory and call dealers to see if they have a Bison on order that has yet to be sold.