Confirmed redesigned new Holden Colorado on the horizon – The redesigned 2017 Chevrolet Colorado has made its public debut in Brazil, giving Australians an indication of what’s on the horizon for the popular Holden Colorado later this year.
- Redesigned Chevrolet Colorado revealed in Brazil
- The New Colorado boasts significant styling, technology and engineering improvements
- Colorado includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across the range as standard
Following the Bangkok reveal of the GM Australia built Colorado Xtreme show vehicle, the redesigned 2017 Colorado is introduced with fresh styling, increased technology and an extended range of accessories inspired by the show vehicle.
Holden’s Executive Director – Sales, Peter Keley, said the redesigned Colorado promised greater refinement, new advanced connectivity and safety features, along with distinctive new styling.
“The Chevrolet Colorado revealed by our Brazilian colleagues is the result of ongoing work between Holden and Chevrolet Brazil and a clear indication of where the Holden Colorado is heading,” Mr. Keley said.
“With significant local engineering, this vehicle will be the most refined Colorado ever while maintaining all of the capability of the current model. When combined with a new design that balances elegance and strength, it will perfectly bridge the gap between weekday workhorse and weekend explorer.
“It will also follow the lead set by Spark, Captiva and Insignia VXR, boasting advanced technology features, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in a new Holden MyLink infotainment system.”
Tough and Refined Design
The 2017 Colorado has been designed with a tough, yet refined appearance. Its lines are more angular and purposeful, a nod to its American-truck DNA, giving it strong proportions to ensure it looks robust and tough, reflecting its serious off road capability.
The redesigned Colorado adopts a global design language that communicates power, strength and prestige. Sculptural artistry and precision are emphasised by a distinctive, sporty front fascia, combined with an extended slim line grille and more muscular bonnet that give the vehicle a tough, strong stance. Colorado’s expressive new look combined with new slim LED daytime running lamps give it an unmistakable road presence and ensure it will stand out from the crowd.
Colorado’s interior introduces an element of prestige to its rugged design, with a full styling makeover that focuses on comfort, spaciousness, refinement and technology.
Designed with the driver and passenger in mind the new-look dash and seat trims elevate the premium feel of the vehicle, while the redesigned center console boasts an easy to use, intuitive layout featuring an eight inch color touchscreen and houses the latest MyLink infotainment system, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Soft touch sophisticated materials, fabrics and finishes are used throughout the truck ensuring it is as comfortable as it is capable. Thoughtful use of materials ensure they are durable while enhancing occupant comfort, while new trim inserts feature tailored stitching that creates a whole new level of refinement.
Further enhancing Colorado’s striking design and ‘go anywhere’ character is a wide range of genuine Holden accessories inspired by the recently showcased Colorado Xtreme show truck. Positive feedback to the truck, revealed at the 2016 Bangkok International Motor Show, means as much as 70 per cent of the truck’s accessories will be made for the 2017 Colorado.
Customers with a desire to personalize their vehicle will be able to choose from popular additions including safari bar, sports bar and optional alloy wheels, allowing customers to effectively recreate the well-received show car.
Engineered to Provide a Powerful and Comfortable Ride
Whilst Australian Colorado customers are attracted by a stylish, tough vehicle design, they demand it to be able to perform exceptionally well dynamically.
Armed with customer feedback of the current Colorado, Holden engineers collaborated with international colleagues to ensure they were able to give Colorado a more refined, comfortable drive without losing any of the capable, tough characteristics it is known for.
Holden’s Vehicle Development Manager, Jeremy Tassone, said the 2017 Colorado was developed with key Australian engineering input to ensure the vehicle would meet the needs of a range of customers in different markets.
“Colorado customers use the vehicle for different purposes depending on the market,” said Mr. Tassone.
“Australian customers demand quality from their vehicle in every area, regardless of whether it’s being used as the weekday workhorse or for weekend surf trips.
“We’ve worked hard to make sure we have engineered greater refinement without losing any of Colorado’s tough characteristics, off-road capability and impressive towing capacity.”
With a striking new design, advanced connectivity features and refined driving characteristics, the new and improved 2017 Colorado will go on sale in Australia later this year.
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