2017 Holden Colorado ute unveiled

By David Bonnici, 13 Jul 2016 Car News

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Holden targets greater styling, improved driveability and better tech integration in its 2017-spec Holden Colorado ute.

Holden has released the first official images of the 2017 Colorado, which is essentially a Chevrolet Trailblazer ute with a Holden badge.

The redesigned Colorado, which will be launched at tonight’s NRL State of Origin match in Sydney, has fresh exterior and interior styling, an extended range of accessories and high-tech additions including advanced connectivity to active safety measures.

Among the new safety options, available across selected models, are a new forward facing camera, forward collision alert and lane departure warning. 

Holden Colorado ute

Holden says the Thai-built 2017 Colorado will retain the same off-road capability of its predecessor but with refined on-road handling. 

The redesigned interior will feature a new Holden MyLink infotainment system equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as well as digital radio, embedded satellite navigation and voice recognition.

Holden’s Executive Director - Sales, Peter Keley, said the redesigned Colorado is a key vehicle in Holden’s future product portfolio. He’s confident the progressive new styling, improved driveability and leading technology will be a hit with customers. 

Holden Colorado ute

“Colorado has resonated well with customers in a segment that has almost doubled in sales in the last 10 years, and we’re confident the new 2017 Colorado will build on this and redefine customer expectations of what a truck can be. 

“Colorado is also the only vehicle in the 4x4 utility vehicle segment to offer remote window activation – a feature we expect to be popular with customers in hot climate parts of Australia.”  

A host of all-new accessories for the 2017 Colorado, including a safari bar, fender flares, LED driving lights, 18-inch wheels and all-terrain tyres will become available in coming months.