Holden Colorado 7
RG Colorado 7
1 Nov 2012
In late 2012 Holden returned to the old Jackaroo’s stomping ground with the Colorado 7 seven-seater SUV.
Based on the Colorado ute, the wagon therefore employed a rugged steel-beam ladder-frame chassis including an independent double wishbone and coil sprung front end, but ditched the leaf springs in the rear for a five-link live axle.
Two well-specified models were available at launch – LT and LTZ – using a 132kW/470Nm 2.8-litre DOHC 16V four-cylinder turbo-diesel with a six-speed automatic transmission.
With an electronically actuated part-time transfer case, the rear-drive 2WD standard mode can be switched on the fly to 4WD-High or 4WD-Low settings, aided by a limited slip differential, Hill Descent and Hill Start Assist technology.
Along with three-row seven-seater capability, the wagon accommodated up to 1280 litres of cargo, and could tow up to 3.0 tonnes.
The Road to Recovery podcast series
25th of January 2013
Holden 2012 Colorado 7 LTZ
We take Holden’s Colorado 7 SUV for a road-trip and come away with mixed feelings
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