Designed and built at Holden’s Port Melbourne HQ in Victoria, the Xtreme is based on the brand’s range-topping Z71 and takes design cues from the Xtreme concept unveiled at the 2016 Bangkok International Motor Show.
As such, much of the Z71’s features are carried over, including the 2.8-litre Duramax turbo-diesel engine – good for 147kW and 500Nm, when mated with the six-speed auto – and 3500kg towing ability.
What separates the Z71 Xtreme from the Z71 is the addition of a number of key features: a winch bar, a winch system (with a 10,000lb load capacity and a 30m synthetic line), a heavy duty bash plate, an LED light bar, a towing package, a roof tray kit, a rear steel step, and upgraded front suspension (new front springs with a higher load and rate).
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To give it a visual edge over its stablemate, Holden also threw in fender flares, Colorado branding on the tailgate, Xtreme decals, a soft tonneau cover, a bonnet bulge, a black extended sportsbar, a black tubular side steps package, and 18-inch Goodyear All-Terrain Wranglers.
“The top end of LCV market continues to develop, and we’re seeing a growing number of customers demanding greater off-road capability,” Holden’s Product Marketing Manager, Andre Scott, said. “The Colorado Xtreme was a concept car that resonated with our customers, and to not only put it into production but elevate it is very exciting.
“As a base vehicle, Colorado Z71 is already very capable, so we’ve expanded our Genuine Accessories range for additional off-road capability.”
The Z71 Xtreme is priced at $69,990 driveaway. The limited run of Xtreme utes will arrive at Holden dealers from October 1, 2018.