Lifestyle

Holden's Colorado 7 is ready to tackle the beaten track

Holden's new Colorado 7 is no soft-roader - it has the underpinnings to tackle tough terrain.
Holden's new Colorado 7 is no soft-roader - it has the underpinnings to tackle tough terrain.

HOLDEN wants to cash in on the SUV sales boom, this week launched the new Colorado 7.

It's Holden's first serious off-roader in more than a decade - and it features seven seats.

Colorado 7 will be available in two specifications, the entry level LT and top-spec LTZ. Recommended retail pricing ranges from $46,990 for the LT and $50,490 for the LTZ.

Despite many modern-day SUV buyers don;t step off the bitumen, Holden has delivered the four-wheel drive with genuine off-road credentials, a three-tonne towing capacity and a large cabin.

One powertrain and transmission combination will be available, a 2.8-litre diesel engine and a six-speed automatic transmission achieving 132kW of maximum power and 470Nm of peak torque.

Average fuel consumption is 9.4 litres per 100km and 252 grams of CO2 per kilometre.

Colorado 7 also shares the safety credentials of its Colorado Crew Cab stablemate, which is recognised with a five-star ANCAP safety rating.   Standard equipment on the base model includes 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps, leather wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth and a six speaker audio system with USB and iPod connectivity. 

Stepping up to the LTZ adds 18-inch alloys, LED tail lights, leather seat trim, six-way electric adjustable driver's seat, climate-control airconditioning, chrome door handles and an eight-speaker stereo.

Although the Colorado shares most of its underpinnings with the ute, Holden has developed a unique rear suspension to give it a more comfortable on-road ride. The leaf springs of the ute are replaced with a multi-link live axle set-up.

The Holden SUV's off-road performance is underpinned by a part time four-wheel drive system with transfer case, with low and high ratio gears, shift on the fly and limited slip differential. 

"Colorado 7 is a very impressive all-rounder - it has seven seats, tough on-road presence, a rugged body-on-frame structure, powerful 2.8 litre Duramax diesel powertrain with six-speed automatic transmission, 3-tonne towing capacity and enough room to haul the family and a heap of gear," Holden Executive Director - Sales and Marketing Philip Brook said.

"It also has an accomplished and durable four-wheel drive system with Shift on the Fly, Descent Control and Limited Slip Differential, which means it's capable of tackling the toughest bush tracks.

"Colorado 7 also offers peace of mind with a maximum five star ANCAP safety rating, reversing camera, rear parking sensors, driver and front passenger airbags, full length curtain airbags and Electronic Stability Control across the range."

Colorado will have a range of accessory options, including a Nullarbor pack which includes a steel bull bar, driving lamps, roof cross bars, snorkel and tow bar kit for $4220.

Holden will release another SUV next year, the compact-size Trax.

Topics:  cars news, colorado, holden, new car


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

'How do you like the taste of my p**s you dogs'

Ipswich Police Station and Courthouse. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times

He saved his urine in a milk carton

Fourth mine was in breach of coal dust limits

Oaky North coal mine is the fourth mine known to breach dust limits

Latest deals and offers

VIDEO: How this mum delivered her own baby

You won't believe where this Ipswich mum had her seventh baby

'How do you like the taste of my p**s you dogs'

Ipswich Police Station and Courthouse. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times

He saved his urine in a milk carton

Fourth mine was in breach of coal dust limits

Oaky North coal mine is the fourth mine known to breach dust limits

Priest makes big move to Ipswich

WELCOME: The Lacey family have moved from London to Springfield so Charlie Lacey can take up the role of priest at Springfield Anglican Church. He is pictured with his wife Tisa, daughter Isabelle and son Caleb.

Springfield Anglican welcomes new priest.

"F*** OFF, We will race"- Motorbike race push flares up

DAMAGE: Vandals have struck over the proposed Hinterland TT race.

Coast motorbike race under clouds as vandals strike

Dr Karl, Barnaby Joyce and 'how to unf*** the planet'

Dr Karl will be at Splendour in the Grass 2016.

Controversy and laughs at Splendour in the Grass panels and forums

Rob Kardashian 'neglected' by Blac Chyna

Friends say they are now 'back in love'

Isla Fisher: I don't like talking about my private life

Isla Fisher shut down TV hosts when they asked about her husband

Mariah Carey: I 'can't believe' Prince has gone

'Prince was one of the best people I've met'

Joe Jonas' 'tough' pals

Joe Jonas' pals are 'tough' with his potential partners

The Bachelor wash up: bacon, plank offs and that white rose

Richie Strahan, second from left, with bachelorettes Eliza, Faith, Noni and Janey in a scene from episode one of the fourth season of The Bachelor.

RICHIE Strahan meets some beautiful, and colourful, bachelorettes.

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles