The Australian Bureau of Statistics states that the number of families in Australia is set to continue to grow, while the average number of people in the family will continue to decrease. But if you happen to be bucking that trend and have a need for a few extra seats in your vehicle because your family size is large, then there are SUVs like the new Holden Colorado 7 that’s will be the type of vehicle to suit your style of living.
Throw in the family dog, and the extra space that the Holden Colorado 7 has over your typical station wagon is sizeable. You can enjoy the freedom of a range of seating configurations, as the large Holden Colorado 7 features 60/40 split-fold and tumble 2nd row seats. Head to the third row at the back of the vehicle, and these seats have 50/50 split-fold capacity, too. Drop the second and third row seats down, and an impressive 1830 litres of cargo space is available. It becomes no trouble to take the Great Dane down to the park with the kids in the Colorado 7. Children who get to sit in the third row will appreciate the raised seat height, where they can look forward and over the second row seats.
One of the things about getting away for a family trip is that there are always extra items that you end up having to take. If your kids are anything like my children, they will want to take a book to read, a hair brush for their hair, a drink bottle and, perhaps, a pillow. Medication needs to be packed for anyone who requires it, and don’t forget the chilly-bin of food, the jackets, nibbles and sunscreen. Knowing all about your needs, there seems to be space for everyone in the Holden Colorado 7 design. Plenty of storage solutions are covered with 34 storage options located throughout the Colorado 7’s cabin. There is even a dual glovebox, which will help you to fit everything you need for the long journey ahead.
Nice, smart upholstery and interior trim helps to make the trip special, while there are items like Bluetooth, USB and iPod connectivity, as well as electronic climate control in the LTZ model. The Holden Colorado 7 LTZ model is the top of the range, and features leather seats, cruise control and a six-way electric adjustable driver’s seat. Opt for the LTZ and you also enjoy a nice set of 18-inch alloys wheels. Both Colorado models can come equipped with side steps and fog lamps, while the LTZ has projector headlamps as standard. Six sophisticated exterior colours look just perfect for the Colorado’s slick SUV lines.
To drive, the Holden Colorado 7 has a lot of size to manage, and the vehicle’s suspension proves up to the task of holding the car true to the chosen line through a fast, twisty turn. Power comes from a high-tech 2.8-litre Duramax Turbo Diesel engine which is linked to a six-speed automatic transmission. There is loads of grunt for towing, so when you need to tow the boat, an impressive 470 Nm of torque has no trouble accomplishing this feat. Holden have said that the Colorado 7 is good for towing 3 tonnes.
With all this size and ground clearance, it’s little wonder that the Holden Colorado 7 has the goods for off-roading. A part time four-wheel drive system with a transfer case, low and high ratio gears, shift on the fly and Limited Slip Differential make short work of any adventure off-road. Safety is taken care of, too. Not only is Hill Descent Control standard, the Holden Colorado 7 boasts a five-Star ANCAP safety rating.
There’s not much else left for you to do. Check out the new Holden Colorado 7 for that gratifying big SUV drive from Holden.
The current Holden Colorado 7 models include the:
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