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Video: Holden Colorado challenges the Toyota Hilux

12 Sep 2016 Road Tests

Can the updated Colorado knock the Hilux from its perch?

Video: Holden Colorado challenges the Toyota Hilux

CAN the heavily revised 2017 Holden Colorado give the class-leading, sales-dominant Toyota Hilux a touch-up?

We thought it could, so we took a Colorado Z71 and a Hilux SR5 to some seriously wicked off-road tracks to find out.

The flagship $56,390 SR5 Hilux runs a 2.8-litre 130kW/450Nm donk that’s beautifully mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, ensuring rock-solid performance.

The Z71 slightly undercuts the price of the Hilux with a price tag of $54,990, but despite the cheaper price the Colorado comes with a more generous suite of niceties including a tonneau cover and leather trim.

Running a 2.8-litre turbo-diesel sourced from VM Motori, the Colorado’s engine also generates a more powerful 147kW and 500Nm.

To find out how they perform head-to-head on- and off-road, you’ll need to read the complete review in the October issue of 4X4 Australia, in stores now.