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Holden Colorado

Have crew; will travel: Review the Holden Colorado - it can get you there.

Model Update

The big 2011 Holden Colorado looks the goods on the road. One of the better looking ute/trucks on the market, the Holden Colorado has a dash of style along with the tough 4×4 chassis and superior load carrying and towing capacity.

Available for the 2011 buyer is the fuel saving 175 kW, LPG dual-fuel engine. A 3.0-litre Turbo-Diesel is always going to be popular, while the V6 petrol is grunty, smooth and available for running on both low and high octane petrol.

Holden advertises the new Colorado as giving the word “tough” a new name. I can expand on this one. Solid, rugged and adventurous. And, for your information, Colorado is “fair dinkem” cowboy country. So, you could say that if you are on the look out for a very tough work horse, then you have come to the right place and this ute is well worth your review. The stylish Holden Colorado is exceptionally good looking. The high waistline, aggressive nose and large paw prints formulate into a class-beating good looking ute.

Built for work, the Holden Colorado is also pleasantly refined inside. Seating in a work vehicle need not be basic, and definitely across the extensive Holden Colorado review range there is comfy seating for your family and workmates – depending on your needs, of course. All are well equipped vehicles, and the top of the range models are outstandingly well endowed with features. What can you add to your already well equipped vehicle? You can add to your Colorado the blue-tooth communications kit for mobile phones, a rear step made from polished alloy, a roo bar, a hard tonneau cover, a canopy, a bonnet protector and nudge bar. The LT-R model is the real luxury packed Colorado. Everything from a leather bound steering wheel, a leather grip shifter, a six disc premium CD audio system, cruise control, a sport instrument cluster, power windows, power mirrors, a tilt adjustable steering wheel and keyless entry, to name but a few, are on the items list.

Power starts with the base model 4×2 DX single cab chassis model boasting a strong four-cylinder petrol engine. The 2.4 litre motor pumps out 92 kW at 4800 rpm and 207 Nm at 3200 rpm. Extensive use of the 157 kW 3.6 litre Alloytech engine (found in Commodores) is used across the range. And the other option is the high-tech 120 kW 3.0 Turbo-diesel that has superb refinement and towing grunt.

No need to worry about reviewing the ability of the Holden Colorado on the rough stuff. The 4X4 models boast a limited slip dif which allows the vehicle to go some hideously scary places. If you ain’t got the balls for it, I wouldn’t try. Sure the vehicle will get there, but the nut driving it might not make it! Ground clearance is also first rate. You feel very safe sitting in the Colorado. The driving position gives a very commanding view of the road ahead, and the build quality is excellent. The Holden Colorado is not a light ute, so the strong design and engineering add to the first class passive and active safety features. The big R-T model weighs in at just under three tonnes. A strong chassis also makes short work of holding the big machine on the road, so the Holden Colarado is surefooted and lively to drive. You’ll enjoy it.

Tough it out with the best of them, and locate your friendly Holden Colorado dealer today. With body styles that cover: a single cab-chassis, a space cab-chassis, a space cab pick-up, a crew cab-chassis and a crew cab pick-up, your options are wide and open. The pick-up refers to the high-sided tray deck.

The current model series includes the:

  • Holden Colorado single cab-chassis
  • Holden Colorado space cab-chassis
  • Holden Colorado space cab pick-up
  • Holden Colorado crew cab-chassis
  • Holden Colorado crew cab pick-up

Hope you found some value in this Holden Colorado review. For any more information on the Holden Colorado, or for that matter any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181. If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Holden dealers in Australia and come back with pricing within 24 hours. Private Fleet – car buying made easy!

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