Colorado taken to the ‘Xtreme’
The march of the four-door utes in Australia continues relentlessly.
Holden has announced a new special model, tagged the Colorado Z71 Xtreme. It is based on the Colorado Xtreme concept vehicle unveiled at the Bangkok International Motor Show in 2016.
The great majority of utes sold in Australia are built in Thailand, hence the use of that rapidly growing motor show as a launch venue.
The Holden Z1 Xtreme uses a bundle of popular accessories, many of them designed and built by Holden’s Port Melbourne-based design team. Based on the top-ofthe-range Colorado Z71, it has a black radiator grille, a bonnet bulge, fender flares, black tubular side steps, “Xtreme” decals and a soft tonneau cover.
It rides on Goodyear All-Terrain Wrangler tyres with dimensions of 265/60R18.
Holden tells us the Xtreme has a best-in-class winch system that’s equipped with a heavy-duty bash plate, as well as 10,000lb load capacity and a 30m synthetic line.
Though many utes are only used for on-road running and are virtually passenger cars, some owners are demanding real off-road ability, says Holden’s product marketing manager Andre Scott.
“The top end of LCV market continues to develop, and we’re seeing a growing number of customers demanding greater off-road capability,” he says. “As a base vehicle, Colorado Z71 is already very capable, so we’ve expanded our genuine accessories range for additional off-road capability. Cue the Holden winch system, the Xtreme’s hero accessory, which is a gamechanger.”
The Colorado is powered by a 2.8litre turbo-diesel that has 147kW of power and a handy 500Nm of torque. All have a six-speed automatic transmission. It boasts a 3.5tonne towing capacity.
The Colorado Z71 Xtreme is priced at $69,990 drive-away and will be available at Holden dealers from October 1.
It’s likely to prove very popular so contact your Holden dealer as soon as possible.
We’ve expanded our genuine accessories range for additional off-road capability.
Your local Holden dealer is Albany City Motors 9842 8000.
With bold styling and plenty of black details, the Holden Colorado Z71 Xtreme is intended for serious off-road use.