THE 2017 Colorado made its public debut last night at the final NRL State of Origin game of 2016.
The first pics were released of the Colorado in Australian guise, with a focus on its new-look styling and increased range of accessories and high-tech additions.
Granted, there’s not a lot of aesthetic change to the Trailblazer model that was unveiled in April this year. In fact, only a new grille and Holden badge are the notable changes, though the interior has been given a thorough shake up.
As well as dashboard touch-ups, the Colorado boasts a new forward facing camera with forward collision alert and lane departure warning (on selected models), while a rear view camera is standard across the range.
In further news, the Colorado Genuine Accessories range – inspired by the Colorado Xtreme show truck – has increased markedly.
“In the coming months, the 2017 Colorado will deliver a plethora of all-new accessories to its range including a safari bar, fender flares, LED driving lights, 18-inch wheels and all-terrain tyres, so we’re confident there’s something for everybody,” Holden’s engineering manager of accessories Joseph Basile said.
What really caught our eye was the accessorised model, with its low, single-loop front bar and LED light. This rig shows us that Holden might actually be looking at what the market is doing and what punters are fitting to their 4x4s.
With local production of the Commodore ceasing come late 2017, it’s safe to say Holden expects big things in Australia from the revamped Colorado.
And, to be fair, the Colorado needed things to change, as it was way off the boil in a couple of key areas when compared to the likes of Volkswagen’s Amarok and Ford’s Ranger.
Keep an eye out for our exclusive development drive of Holden’s new Colorado. It’ll feature in the September 2016 issue of 4X4 Australia, due to hit stores on August 11!
Also, watch out for our first drives of the 2017 Colorado ute and Trailblazer wagon (formally the Colorado 7)!