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American Expedition Vehicles Continues To Collaborate With Chevrolet

Chevrolet Colorado
2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is already one of the most capable pickup trucks on the planet from the factory. And that’s to say nothing of the incredible aftermarket support that can be found for this midsized pickup truck. One of the most recognizable companies that supports the Colorado ZR2 is American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), which has recently announced two new accessories for the popular pickup package. The first item is a front receiver unit that’s meant for the 2021+ model year front fascia update, while the second is a new winch cradle carrier that mounts in the pickup bed.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Front Receiver And Winch Cradle Carrier

According to AEV, the new front receiver for the 2021 Colorado ZR2 allows for the mounting of a front winch without the need to replace the entire lower fascia of the truck, which has been made more difficult to do since the visual update. It attaches directly to the front frame rails, and is estimated to need just two hours of installation time, without needing major modifications.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 American Expedition Vehicles AEV Front Receiver
Image via American Expedition Vehicles.

The second accessory that was recently announced from American Expedition Vehicles is an in-bed winch cradle carrier. This accessory will fit on any 2015+ Chevrolet Colorado or GMC Canyon, and supplements the front receiver upgrade by allowing the separately sold winch and cradle accessory to be stored securely in the truck bed. After all, what’s stopping anybody from stealing that shiny new Warn from the front of the truck?

The AEV 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 in-bed winch cradle carrier is mounted vertically at the forward-most part of the bed above the wheel well, and its orientation allows for the heavy winch and cradle to be “rocked” in and out of its locked position. However, the carrier is optimized specifically for the Warn Multi-Mount Winch Carrier #89990, so for those interested, be sure to take note.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Winch Cradle Carrier American Expedition Vehicles AEV
Image via American Expedition Vehicles.

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado in-bed winch carrier from American Expedition Vehicles commands a price of $250 USD, while the front receiver asks $599 USD. The prices do no include installation. Other 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 accessories from AEV include High-Mark fender flares, a snorkel, various underbody protection, wheels, a vertical tire mount, as well as total AEV Colorado ZR2 and AEV Bison packages.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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