Origin stage for Holden Colorado reveal
Holden’s facelifted Colorado ute has made its public debut at the final game of the 2016 State of Origin series in Sydney.
It’s not going on sale in Australia and New Zealand until September, but Holden decided Wednesday night’s big game was the perfect venue to introduce redesigned Colorado with its fresh styling, extended range of accessories and a raft of high-tech additions from advanced connectivity to active safety features.
The Colorado was used to carry the State of Origin trophy out to series winner, Queensland.
Holden’s New Zealand managing director, Kristian Aquilina says the Colorado is a key vehicle in Holden’s future product portfolio. ‘‘Colorado has resonated well with customers in a segment that has almost doubled in sales in the last 10 years, and we’re confident the new version will build on this and redefine customer expectations of what a truck can be,’’ Aquilina says.
‘‘Not only does it come with the new styling,but it also offers carlike refinement, ride and handling as well as vehicle technologies unique to this segment including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
‘‘Colorado is also the only vehicle in the 4x4 utility vehicle segment to offer remote window activation – a feature we expect to be popular with customers in warmer parts of New Zealand.’’
Colorado’s technology offering provides notable safety enhancements, including a new forward facing camera with active safety features such as forward collision alert and lane departure warning. For low speed manoeuvres, drivers are assisted by front and rear park assist on selected vehicles and rear view camera across the range.
Inside its new interior, Colo- rado boasts a new MyLink infotainment system equipped with the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity delivered through a colour touchscreen housed in the vehicle’s centre stack.
A new range of accessories will represent the largest vehicle line accessory range Holden has ever produced, says the company.
Engineering manager of accessories Joseph Basile says the extended range of accessories available on the 2017 Colorado was directly inspired by the Colorado Xtreme show truck that was displayed at the recent Fieldays. and will better allow customers to tailor their vehicle to their specific lifestyle.
‘‘When we revealed the Colorado Xtreme show truck we received overwhelmingly positive feedback, and that has driven us to make sure we included as many of the concept accessories as we could, into the final Colorado program,’’ Mr Basile says.
‘‘In the coming months, the new Colorado will deliver a plethora of all-new accessories to its range including a safari bar, fender flares, LED driving lights, 18-inch wheels and all-terrain tyres.’’
This photograph, supplied by Holden, shows the lines of the refreshed Colorado.