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Holden launches 2017 Colorado ute

Holden has unveiled a heavily updated version of its Colorado ute to the Australian media, with the new model boasting a restyled interior, new safety kit and a refined driver experience.

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At first glance the 2017 Colorado appears relatively unchanged from the previous model, however most of the changes have taken place underneath the exterior.

The ute features a new-look dash and seat trims. A redesigned centre console gives the interior a lift and features an eight inch colour touchscreen. The new Colorado also features the latest MyLink infotainment system, which includes including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

“Colorado has resonated well with customers in a segment that has almost doubled in sales in the last ten years, and we’re confident the new 2017 Colorado will build on this and redefine customer expectations of what a truck can be,” says Holden executive director – sales, Peter Keley says.

While specific details on the engine are not available to the public at this stage, Holden says the 2017 Colorado’s ride, handling and power has been a collaboration between Holden, GM Brazil and GM Thailand and was focused on the wide variety of Australian conditions.

“The variety of roads in Australia and the variety of ways in which Australians use trucks means the 2017 Colorado has to be versatile enough to handle everything thrown at it,” Holden lead development engineer Amelinda Watt says.

“We know customers like to drive their Colorado off-road or on unsealed roads, but we also know they spend a lot of time on the bitumen.”

“We’ve focused on improving refinement and driveability with a range of chassis changes, including electric power steering as well as engine and transmission noise and vibration refinements,” Watt says.

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