2017 Holden Colorado to get State of Origin debut
The 2017 Holden Colorado will make its public debut at ANZ Stadium tonight during the Rugby League State of Origin: NSW Vs QLD.
THE REFRESHED 2017 Holden Colorado will make its public debut tonight as NSW takes on Queensland in the final round of the Rugby League State of Origin series. While the refreshed Colorado is very similar to its predecessor, mechanically speaking, this new one boasts a raft of safety and infotainment inclusions the old car didn’t have and many others in the segment don’t either.
Holden’s Executive Director – Sales, Peter Keley, said “Colorado has resonated well with customers in a segment that has almost doubled in sales in the last ten years, and we’re confident the new 2017 Colorado will build on this and redefine customer expectations of what a truck can be,” Mr Keley said.
“Not only does it come with fresh new styling, it also offers car-like refinement, ride and handling as well as vehicle technologies unique to this segment including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
“Colorado is also the only vehicle in the 4×4 utility vehicle segment to offer remote window activation – a feature we expect to be popular with customers in hot climate parts of Australia.”
Right now, Keley is correct, the Colorado is the only vehicle in the segment that offers Apple and Android connectivity but this won’t be the case when the new VW Amarok arrives later in the year.
The Colorado will feature a reversing camera standard across the range with some models getting a forward facing camera with active safety features such as Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning.
Holden is keen to draw a link between the Colorado concept it revealed in March and the giving owners the chance to customise their own vehicle with Holden-approved parts. Holden Engineering Manager – Accessories, Joseph Basile, said “When we revealed the Colorado Xtreme show truck back in March, we received overwhelmingly positive feedback, and that has driven us to make sure we included as many of the concept accessories as we could, into the final Colorado program”.
“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.”
Question: Is making the Colorado an techno marvel enough to help it fight against the heavy hitters in the segment?