Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Holden Colorado

2008 Holden Colorado
GM Media Release

Holden Colorado 2008GM Holden is taking the covers off its soon to be released, new light commercial vehicle, the Holden Colorado.

This new powerful light truck promises to deliver high levels of performance and load carrying capability, all with the car-like interior comfort and value for money that Holden is renowned for.

A three tonne braked towing capability on Turbo Diesel 4x4 variants adds to the Colorado's rugged appeal.

The Holden Colorado will bring an extensive LCV range to the market, offering consumers a wide choice of body styles, powertrains and specifications to suit all work and recreational applications, catering for both fleet and private customers.

With muscular wheel arches, powerful front end and aggressive side profile, the Colorado's exterior styling reflects its hardworking credentials.

Holden Colorado 2008A new sports variant, the LT-R, will combine a number of sports features to create the toughest Colorado yet. Available in 4x2 or 4x4 variants, featuring sports bars, soft tonneau cover, side steps, front fog lamps, 16 inch alloy wheels and sports interior trim. The LT-R 4x4 also adds Bluetooth capability for compatible phones and Rear Park Assist.

With a high level of specification, including driver and passenger airbags on the entire range and ABS with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) standard on LT-R and all LX 4x4 variants, the Holden Colorado line-up offers an impressive array of features.

Three engines are available, including a 3.0 litre four-cylinder common rail turbo diesel, which delivers peak torque of 360 Nm at 1800 rpm and peak power of 120 kW at 3600 rpm (manual transmission). Also available is a 3.6 litre Alloytec V6 petrol engine and a spirited 2.4 litre four-cylinder petrol engine.

GM Holden Marketing Manager, Teresa Basile, said the Holden Colorado is a tough new entry into the LCV market, with the durability, power and features to cover dual purposes of work and recreation.

Holden Colorado 2008"The Colorado is built tough with up to three tonnes of towing capability. With over 30 combinations of model, powertrain, cabin, ride height and body style, there's a Colorado to tackle any job," Ms Basile said.

"Colorado is also well equipped, with driver and passenger airbags standard across the range, and ABS with EBD fitted to LT-R and all LX 4x4 variants.

"The Colorado LT-R is the hero of the new range with a long list of features, including sports bars, soft tonneau, side steps and sports interior trim, to appeal to customers looking for the best truck for work and recreation."

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