This is the first time we’ve seen the next generation of products from American Expedition Vehicles that we’ve reported on in the months leading up to the 2019 SEMA Show. Not much else is known at this time, not even the color of the vehicles, thanks to the black and white color filter in the video. Nevertheless, this is a wonderful teaser for any and all off-roading and overlanding enthusiasts.
In the order of which they appeared in the video, they are as follows:
2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison with high-clearance fenders
As previewed by the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison Tray Bed Concept, this packages takes the ZR2 Bison to another level of capability with stamped high-clearance fenders that make way for larger 35-inch tires for enhanced off-road control. The genius of this setup is that, despite the larger tires, the pickup truck maintains a stock ride height, and therefore keeps the factory suspension geometry, which needs no touch-ups if you ask us.
2020 Jeep Gladiator
The Jeep Gladiator’s existence was heavily inspired by the pioneering work of American Expedition Vehicles and its Wrangler-based Brute pickup truck. But unlike the Brute, the Jeep Gladiator has the benefit of mass production, and this will allow the off-road upfitter to offer a Jeep truck once again, but at a far more agreeable price point.
2019 JL Jeep Wrangler
AEV started in a shop in Montana that specialized in modifying Jeep Wranglers. And this iconic SUV is the next chapter in the story, and the new JL Wrangler is sure to be the company’s most popular upfitting platform with several packages to choose from.
2020 AEV Prospector XL
Based on the all-new Ram Heavy Duty, the Prospector XL represents the biggest vehicle in the American Expedition Vehicles lineup, and will be the workhorse of the most demanding off-road adventures. Pictured up top, the Ram pickup truck will apparently have no shortage of lights to illuminate the gloom of the wide open nowhere.
Following the 2019 SEMA Show, American Expedition Vehicles will showcase more production-spec (read: no fancy paint or extra lights) at the 2020 NADA show in February, which is also in the Las Vegas convention center. Be sure to watch this space in the coming days for more American Expedition Vehicles news, as well as 2019 SEMA Show news.