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The crucial new Colorado is finally here and ready to take on Hilux and Ranger
14 Jun 2012
By TIM NICHOLSON
WITH its launch delayed six months due to the floods in Thailand, Holden has a lot of catching up to do with the crucial new Colorado, and has gone some way towards that by pre-selling 1500 units ahead of its showroom arrival.
Designed from the ground up as a global product, with a smattering of Australian input, the Colorado gets an efficient all-diesel engine line-up, class-leading towing capability and standard safety gear to set it apart from the crowd.
Holden says being the newest ute on the scene, pent-up demand caused by the delay and outstanding customer loyalty, will get the Colorado off to a flying start. But how does it stack up against hot competition from other recently-launched rivals?
Model release date: 1 June 2012 to 1 October 2014
May 2012Family Tree: Colorado
THE Colorado nameplate usurped Rodeo as Holden launched what was essentially a facelifted RA Series II Rodeo, built by Isuzu in Thailand.Get the full story: Holden fits Rodeo with a sleeker nose, more kit, lower prices - and a Colorado name
Holden boosted standard features to include air-conditioning, dual front airbags and wider availability of anti-lock brakes and the number of variants fell from around 45 to 30 versions compared with the Rodeo.
Single-space- and dual-cab choices were offered in combination with Holden-built 2.4-litre four-cylinder and 3.6-litre V6 petrol or 3.0-litre diesel engines across 4x2 or 4x4 drivetrains.
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