Ford battles Holden in the mountains.
Holden has stripped its Colorado down and put it back together with a heap of new parts, but can it bridge the gap to Ford’s mighty Ranger?
HOLDEN verses Ford. It’s the classic Australian stoush played out most dramatically at Mount Panorama each October, but more crucially in car showrooms every day. The specific combatants have traditionally been the Commodore and the Falcon, but now that’s changed.
For Ford the Ranger is its best seller, even before Falcon production stopped, while over at Holden the Colorado is second only to the Commodore in sales and looks set to move into the number one spot once Holden closes down local production next year – including that of its Commodore-based 4x2 ute, which will no doubt boost Colorado 4x2 sales.
That’s in the future. What we have right now is Holden’s revised-from-theground-up Colorado taking on Ford’s Ranger for the next instalment of ‘King of the (Dirt) Mountain’.