Smooth sailing in 2017 Holden Colorado

YOU can barely step out your front door these days without tripping over a dual-cab utility vehicle.

No longer the preserve of up-and- coming tradies, they seem to be doing brisk business at shopping centres, in school car parks, outside flash hotels and occasionally off the the beaten track.

In the past year we have had worthy offerings from all the big players as they jostle for a share of this fast-growing segment. Holden is hoping to keep its burly Colorado in the running by boosting technology and safety features and improving drivability and styling.

The outgoing Colorado tended to have a jiggly ride over poor roads but according to Holden, comfort is now much improved.

The interior has been sharpened and boasts Holden’s MyLink infotainment system, equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as well as digital radio, sat nav and voice recognition commands.

Improved safety comes courtesy of a reverse camera across the range, Forward Collision Alert, lane departure warning and front and rear parking sensors. Holden has also extended the Colorado’s accessory kit allowing off-road adventurers the sort of tools that will add real attitude to their vehicle.

“In the coming months, the 2017 Colorado will deliver a plethora of all-new accessories to its range including a safari bar, fender flares, LED driving lights, 18-inch wheels and all-terrain tyres, so we’re confident there’s something for everybody,” said Holden engineering manager Joseph Basile.

The new Colorado will be available from September 1 this year.

Topics:  future models motoring

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