COLORADO MAKES BIG IMPRESSION AS MODEL OF POWER
Holdden vehicle stands out in SUV market for practicality, grunt and comfort
HOLDENEN COLORADO LT- LT-Z IT was a bleak winter Saturday off Separation St that showed me the true appeal of the Holden Colorado.
The occasion massive clearing sale late Bill Capron’s collection of more than 300 old trucks, utes, sedans, vans and station wagons — plus a shed full of spare parts.
Knowing the appeal of sale this magnitude, I figured would be at premium. underestimated just how popular it more than 2000 people passed through gates — but that didn’t matter as nosed the LT-Z Colorado on top a vacant block near Separation St/Duoro St roundabout, negotiated the terrain and found a spare patch of mud in which to park.
The tray Colorado would have been big enough accommodate big bore engine block that I could see being turned into an icebreaker of a coffee table but I returned from the sale (relatively) empty-handed.
But vehicle, which revelled in the conditions, would have been an even better drive if it had weighed down with a spare V8 or transmission back as result of its 3.5 tonne towing capacity and the mix Independent double wishbone, coil spring suspension at front leaf springs at the rear.
“As soon you put a bit weight in them they’re a bit softer. They’ve got to be fairly hard to tow that amount of weight and carry the weight in the back,” Winter & Taylor sales manager Will Barnes said.
“It’s got most power out any dual cab on market at moment.”
Between choice of 4x2 and 4x4 drive, as well as single cab, space cab crew cab, there are now 14 Colorados to choose from. The LTZ was top-of-thetree but has been usurped by the sporty Z71.
Standard across Colorado family are five-star ANCAP safety rating, hill start assist, electronic stability control, trailer sway control (activates brakes and reduces engine torque in event of towing