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Holden SUV Colorado 7 makes first bow in Australia with 3000kg tow capacity claimed

October 18, 2012
Holden SUV Colorado 7 makes first bow in Australia  with 3000kg tow capacity claimed

Holden's Colorado 7 made its first bow in Australia at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney. The Sydney Show appearance in about two months ahead of its official sales release which is scheduled for late December.

Industry website Autonews reports today that Holdens Colorado 7 has a 5-star ANCAP rating across the range. There are front driver and passenger airbags and full-length curtain airbags that extend to the third row seats as standard features on both LT and LTZ models, plus rear parking sensors and a reversing camera.

Colorado 7 benefits from a robust frame and body structure constructed from high-strength steel and a technically advanced chassis systems which delivers enhanced accident avoidance capabilities. Full length side impact protection beams reinforce the passenger safety cell and offers optimum protection in the event of a collision.

Colorado 7 has a 3,000kg towing capacity with 6-speed automatic transmission.

Editor's Note: The full technical specifications for the Colorado 7 will not be available until late November. GoSeeAustralia has asked Holden for maximum ball weight and warranty position if a Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH) is fitted. We will post those responses from Holden as soon as they are available.

Colorado 7 is powered by the same Duramax in-line four-cylinder 2.8-litre diesel engine first seen in the Colorado LCV range.

It delivers peak torque of 470 Nm and 132 kW of power. The five-link rear suspension has been engineered to provide greater stability and surefooted performance, particularly when towing. Its design enables a smoother towing experience and minimises trailer snaking and lateral movement.

Colorado 7 will be available in two specifications, the entry level LT and top-spec LTZ. Colorado 7s off-road performance is underpinned by a part time four-wheel drive system with transfer case, with low and high ratio gears, shift on the fly and Limited Slip Differential and Hill Descent Control.

Holden Executive Director Sales, Marketing and Aftersales John Elsworth said the Colorado 7 was the first of two new SUVs Holden will introduce in the next 12 months.

Holden Colorado7 SUV
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