AEV Breaks into Chevy Colorado Market
The popularity of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 AEV concept truck has driven American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) to launch a series of aftermarket products. It marks the first time in the company’s 21 year history working directly with Chevy.
“While designing and testing prototype parts for the SEMA concept vehicle, we were blown away by the capabilities of the stock Colorado and ZR2,” said Dave Harriton, AEV founder and president. “There really is a lot of truck to work with here, and our team is thrilled at the opportunity to collaborate with Chevrolet. AEV’s release of these new Colorado products here at Overland Expo really is the next evolution of that partnership.”
AEV will offer a snorkel kit and Crestone DualSport Wheel for the Chevrolet Colorado. Both parts can be applied to any variant of the current-generation Colorado, including the ZR2. The Snorkel Kit is compatible with both the 2.8L Duramax turbodiesel and 3.6-liter V-6 gas engines.
“We know that modifying your truck is a big part of overlanding, and with more than 320,000 Colorado pickups on the road, we’ve been working hard to bring compelling, off-road-worthy parts to market,” said Mark Dickens, executive director of global accessories, performance variants in the parts & motorsports engineering division of General Motors. “AEV is one of the recognized leaders in the overlanding space, and one of the best-possible collaborators to help take Colorado to the next level. Their parts are designed and manufactured to an incredibly high standard for off-roading, and the fact that they’ve chosen Colorado as platform for accessorizing validates the inherent capability of both Colorado and ZR2.”
Two AEV-equipped Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 trucks featuring the snorkel kit and Crestone DualSport were on display at Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, Arizona May 18-20 at AEV’s booth.