RA MY07 Rodeo
1 Mar 2007
HOLDEN recharged its popular RA Rodeo light truck range with an all-new diesel engine, as part of the MY07 model-wide facelift.
Coming on line from Thailand just one year after the fitment of the Holden-made 3.6-litre Alloytec V6 petrol engine in the previous Rodeo, the renewed 3.0-litre VCDi common-rail, intercooled and Euro IV emissions compliant four-cylinder turbo-diesel unit delivers 120kW at 3600rpm and 360Nm at 1800rm (333Nm for the four-speed auto).
The Rodeo’s Melbourne-made petrol powerplants – the 157kW/313Nm 3.6-litre Alloytec V6, as well as the manual-only 92kW/209Nm 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine – remain unchanged from before.
Towing capacity increased to 3000kg on some models.
Visual changes include redesigned headlights, grille, bumper and tail-lights, along with an air scoop on the bonnet of diesel Rodeos.
Inside there are redesigned seats, a new-look steering wheel and instrumentation graphics, revised trim, altered HVAC heater/ventilation and air-conditioning controls, and redesigned transmission levers for both gearboxes.
When it was new