There are some pretty cool Utes to choose from in the market right now, but not many of them look anywhere near as cool as the latest sensational Holden Colorado does. Whether you’re looking for a pickup for work, play or for family duties there's a model in the Colorado range to suit, so here's a quick look at some of the key specs and features of the 2018 Holden Colorado.
Part of what makes the Colorado stand out from some of its rivals is the fact that as well as a fully finished pickup truck, the Colorado is also available in chassis cab versions for converting for more dedicated and specialized commercial applications. The trim levels start with the entry level LS, and from there go up to the LT, LTZ and finally the top of the range Z71.
There are three different cabs that can be specified for the Holden Colorado, which are the Single, the Space and the Crew. The Single and Space Cabs are only available with chassis models, so the pickups most of us will gravitate towards are all four-door Crew Cab models.
As you'd expect with any Ute worth its salt the Colorado is available in both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive formats. Single Cab and Crew Cab chassis models and LS, LT and LTZ versions of the pickup can be specified with rear-wheel drive, but all chassis models and all pickups can be had in four-wheel drive form. If you want the very top spec Z71 pickup, you can only have it in its standard four-wheel drive format.
The engine in the 2018 Colorado may sound very familiar as it’s a Duramax 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel, but this is now the Duramax 2 version that's Euro-4 compliant and not the older version with some NVH issues that have now largely been eliminated. The power ratings haven’t changed so they remain at 147 kW and 500 Nm of torque, but that's not a problem as they've always been among the best in their class. The Colorado has a maximum payload rating of 1029 kg, and the maximum weight of braked trailer it can tow is an impressive 3500 kg. A six-speed manual transmission is standard across the range, but a six-speed auto is available as an option.
Features and equipment
Even entry level versions of the Holden Colorado come with far more than just the basics. Base LS models include: air conditioning, power windows, remote window activation via key fob, front bucket seats, auxiliary and USB input with iPod connectivity, MyLink infotainment system with 7-inch touchscreen, and phone projection featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. All models also get LED daytime running lights, auto on/off headlights and plenty of airbags and other safety features. You have to go for the LT and above to get alloy instead of steel wheels, and only the Z71 gets leather seats as standard that can also be had in the LTZ as an option in 4x4 form.
For more information on pricing and availability and to arrange a test drive in the 2018 Holden Colorado, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today here at Peninsula Motor Group.