Ahead of its mid-year Australian launch, GM Holden has released details of the new 2x4 and 4x4 Colorado utility range.
The 2012 Holden Colorado range will offer customers three body styles - single cab, space cab and crew cab - and offer two all-new 2.5-litre and 2.8-litre DOHC in-line 4-cylinder turbo diesel engines. Both engines are tuned to deliver peak torque low in the rev range for maximum driveability and cargo carrying capability, while the 2.8-litre engine - when paired with the optional six-speed automatic transmission - produces 10 percent more power and 40 percent more torque than the outgoing 3.0-litre diesel powertrain it replaces.
The new Colorado will boast a class-leading 3.5-tonne towing capacity across the 2.8-litre turbo diesel range and an impressive 3.0-tonne towing capacity on all 2.5-litre variants.
An extensive list of safety features will be standard across the range, including driver and front passenger airbags, side curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brake force Distribution and Electronic Stability Control.
Colorado will also be equipped with lifestyle and comfort features including Bluetooth connectivity, air-conditioning, power windows, auxiliary plug and USB port, two auxiliary power outlets and iPod compatible audio system.
Holden is currently performing local development work on the new Colorado using a series of engineering tests, which includes a rigorous five-month real-world drive quality evaluation on Australian roads.