R.I.P: The Chevy Colorado Desert Boss Is Already Dead

If you blinked, then you may have missed your chance to snag a new and exciting Chevrolet Colorado special edition. The Chevy Colorado Desert Boss is already being dropped from the lineup, but it’s being replaced by something even beefier. 

Say goodbye to the 2023 Chevy Colorado Desert Boss 

2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Trail Boss got discontinued
2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Trail Boss | Chevrolet

We were pretty excited to see the new 2023 Chevy Colorado Desert Boss arrive last year, but this package is already biting the dust. While exploring each of the new trim levels, we missed our chance to grab one. 

The Colorado Desert Boss builds upon the ZR2 with high-speed racing upgrades to tackle the sand dunes. The ZR2 adds 18-inch wheels wrapped in 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory tires and Multimatic DSSV dampers. 

It also has a unique off-roading tuned suspension, a two-speed transfer case, electronically locking differentials in the front and rear, 10.7 inches of ground clearance, LED lights, cast-iron control arms, and a 3.42 ratio rear axle. 

Then the Desert Boss package adds 17-inch beadlock capable wheels, a unique front bumper with a bush guard, a roof-mounted LED light bar, an underbody trail camera, a sports bar with sail panels on the sides, black badging, and unique decals. 

You might still be able to find one at a dealership lot but act fast. The racing-inspired Colorado ZR2 Desert Boss is being replaced by the 2024 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison. 

What comes with the 2024 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison? 

The official specs for the 2024 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison haven’t been released, but teasers, spy photos, and clues suggest that it will be pretty hardcore. It’s safe to expect more off-roading equipment and capabilities than the Desert Boss has to offer. 

Muscle Cars and Trucks noted that it looks like the ZR2 Bison was caught riding on 12-spoke wheels wrapped in 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory tires. These would give the Colorado the same size tires as the Ford Bronco Sasquatch. 

The truck is heavily covered in camouflage, but red accents trace along the black bow tie emblem. Plus, it matches the red tow hooks. The front bumper looks a little revised to improve its approach angle. 

You can spot beefy rock guards along the sides, and it looks like it could have a higher ground clearance with a widened track. The fender flares are also wider. 

It’s safe to expect steel skid plates and other durable off-roading upgrades from the AEV concept, like an off-road air intake, performance exhaust, a warn winch, jounce shocks, and a high-rise snorkel. 

When will the Colorado ZR2 Bison be available? 

The 2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 AEV concept influences the ZR2 Bison
2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 AEV concept | Chevrolet

The 2024 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison will debut on July 27, 2023. So, we might have to wait until the summer to learn more. However, Chevrolet will probably drop a few more clues and teasers. 

If the truck debuts in July, then it may quickly enter production to become available by the fall. However, official pricing hasn’t been released. The Chevy Colorado Desert Boss starts at $48.295. 

Because the ZR2 Bison will have more upgrades, it could increase the price by a few thousand bucks. But this generation of Colorado trucks packs in the value with a long list of standard features for comfort and convenience. 

Stay tuned for new Chevy Colorado updates. We will keep tracking the midsize truck and can’t wait to see how the ZR2 Bison tackles the wild.