Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison Tray Bed by AEV Adds Serious Versatility

American Expedition Vehicles helped to build the Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison in partnership with the bowtie brand, and now the aftermarket builder is testing out another swath of parts for the midsize off-roader.

The new Colorado ZR2 Bison Tray Bed tells you exactly what to expect; the standard pickup box has been replaced with a large flat deck tray, allowing for easier access to your gear and for a rear winch to be fitted to a custom bumper. The aluminum tray bed also takes weight off the rear end of the truck, helping it carry more weight.

The Colorado ZR2 Bison Tray Bed is currently just a prototype, though AEV already offers a tray bed option for the Ram 1500, so it’s not a big stretch to think that the company would offer one for the Colorado.

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Having this bed also allows for those massive 35-inch tires in the rear end. Up front, a customer bumper and fenders were created to accommodate the big rubber, and a lift beyond stock was not necessary. A leveling kit is installed to take care of the rake, but AEV managed to get 35s under the truck with minimal upgrades.

Now we have to wait and see if the ZR2 Bison Tray Bed becomes a reality. If you like what you see, leave a comment below and let AEV know!