New Holden Colorado brings something for everyone
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THE COLORADO IS SET TO REDEFINE UTE EXPECTATIONS
The 2017 Holden Colorado was unveiled to the public during the final game of the 2016 State of Origin series at ANZ Stadium in Sydney this week.
The redesigned ute introduces fresh styling, an extended range of accessories and a raft of high-tech additions from advanced connectivity to active safety features.
Holden NZ managing director Kristian Aquilina said the redesigned Colorado was a key vehicle in Holden’s portfolio and the company was sure its progressive new styling, improved driveability and leading technology content would be a hit with customers.
“Colorado has resonated well with customers in a segment that has more than doubled in sales in the past 10 years, and we’re confident the new 2017 Colorado will build on this and redefine customer expectations of what a truck can be,” Aquilina said.
“Not only does it come with fresh new styling, it also offers car-like 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.”
The 2017 Colorado retains the same off-road capability of its predecessor, but further adds on-road refinement and advanced technology.
Included in Colorado’s new technology suite is 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.
The interior is all new and now boasts a new Holden MyLink infotainment system delivered through a colour touchscreen housed in the centre stack.
The new range of accessories represents the largest Holden has produced, further enhancing new design and practicality.
Engineering manager — accessories Joseph Basile said the extended range was directly inspired by the Colorado Xtreme show truck and would better allow customers to tailor their vehicle to their specific lifestyle.
“When we revealed the Colorado Xtreme show truck back in March, 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,” Basile said.
“In the coming months, the 2017 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, so we’re confident there’s something for everybody.”
The 2017 Colorado will be launched here in September.