The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado has been revealed in Brazil, providing an insight into the direction of the 2017 Holden Colorado.
The new Colorado’s public debut follows the revelation of the GM-Australia-built Colorado Xtreme and Trailblazer Premier concepts at the 2016 Bangkok International Motor Show.
The redesigned Colorado, which has taken inspiration from the concepts, boasts a significant redesign of the bonnet, grille and headlights.
The style lines on the new Colorado are more angular and purposeful than ever, while the sporty front fascia, the extended slim-line grille, and the muscular bonnet reflect its serious off-road nous.
New slim LED daytime running lamps top off the aesthetic package.
Holden’s Executive Director of Sales, Peter Keley, said in a statement: “The Chevrolet concept revealed by our Brazilian colleagues is the result of ongoing work between Holden and Chevrolet Brazil and a clear indication of where the Holden Colorado is heading.”
Interior elements include a redesigned centre console featuring an eight-inch colour touchscreen, which houses the latest MyLink infotainment system (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto).
A wide range of Holden accessories recently showcased with the Bangkok concepts – Holden-designed bullbar, ‘Safari’ bar, snorkel, sports bar, roof basket with LED lightbar, sidesteps, rear-step tow bar and wheel arch flares – will be available.
Holden’s Vehicle Development Manager, Jeremy Tassone, said the 2017 Colorado was developed to ensure it would meet the needs of a range of customers in different markets.
“Australian customers demand quality from their vehicle for different purposes depending on the market,” Mr Tassone said. “We’ve worked hard to make sure we have engineered greater refinement without losing any of Colorado’s tough characteristics, off-road capability and impressive towing capacity.”
The new Colorado will be on sale locally in August/September this year.