Taking a page from the book of Bison, the 2021 Colorado ZR2 will now wear a grille similar in style to its AEV cousin. Standing tall with a CHEVROLET billboard in place of a bowtie, the new mug defintely has a meaner look. Chevy goes on to say that 2021 Colorado ZR2 will be “the only Colorado model to feature the all-new, lettered, flow-through “Chevrolet” front fascia,” which could be an indicator that the AEV Bison is a one-year only deal.

In case you’ve been living under the rocks over which the ZR2 wheels, it is a Colorado packed with off-road kit cranked to eleven. Its  DSSV position-sensitive dampers from the boffins at Multimatic allow for pillow-soft landings; your author can attest to the setup simply emitting a distant “whump” upon landing a jump taken at 35mph.

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Standard front and rear electronic locking differentials are still on board for 2021, as are the 2-inch suspension lift and a track measurement that’s 3.5-inches wider than a non-ZR2 Colorado. off-road rocker protection, cast iron control arms. New for the 2021 model year are a natty set of red tow hooks.

Elsewhere in the Colorado line, base WT and mid-level LT trims get a few badging tweaks. All Colorado pickups will get a newly-styled tailgate, one bearing an embossed “Chevrolet” billboard in place of a traditional Chevy bowtie. This brings it in line with big-bro Silverado.

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado will make its first public appearance at the Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic this week, driven by Hall Racing. The 2021 Colorado ZR2 will then debut at the SEMA show in Las Vegas.