Mid-term up­grade for Colorado

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Keen for an even greater slice of the boom­ing ute mar­ket, Holden has given its Isuzubased dou­ble-cab Colorado turbo-diesel a mid-term up­grade, the com­pany un­veil­ing the new-look model at the fi­nal game of the 2016 State of Ori­gin ( rugby league) se­ries. The re­designed Colorado is in­tro­duced with fresh styling, an ex­tended range of ac­ces­sories and a raft of high­tech ad­di­tions from ad­vanced con­nec­tiv­ity to ac­tive safety fea­tures. Holden New Zealand Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Kris­tian Aquilina said the re­designed Colorado is a key ve­hi­cle in Holden’s fu­ture prod­uct port­fo­lio and its pro­gres­sive new styling, im­proved drive­abil­ity and lead­ing tech­nol­ogy con­tent are sure to be a hit with cus­tomers. “Colorado has res­onated well with cus­tomers in a seg­ment that has more than dou­bled in sales in the last ten years, and we’re con­fi­dent the new 2017 Colorado will build on this and re­de­fine cus­tomer ex­pec­ta­tions of what a truck can be,” said Mr Aquilina. Though full de­tails will not be avail­able un­til next month we can say that Holden has based many of the styling cues ( in­clud­ing the lightly restyled nose) on the Colorado Xtreme con­cept ve­hi­cle shipped in for dis­play at Fiel­d­ays. New on the out­side are the head­lights, front bumper and grille, while in­side there is an all-new dash­board com­plete with large rec­tan­gu­lar touch­screen. A re­vers­ing cam­era is also now stan­dard across the range. With Holden and Isuzu an­nounc­ing a part­ing of the ways in terms in any up­com­ing util­ity model ( see Mazda/ Isuzu tie-up story be­low) it now looks like Holden will be look­ing to Chevro­let in the United States for any hook-ups in the fu­ture. Not a bad thing if the Xtreme is any­thing to go by.

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