Mid-term upgrade for Colorado
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.