Η Holden στην έκθεση του Σίδνεϊ παρουσίασε τη δίκη της εκδοσή του νέου Chevrolet Trailblazer. Το Colorado 7 θα εξοπλίζεται αποκλειστικά με τον 2,8-λίτρων Duramax πετρελαιοκινητήρα απόδοσης 177 ίππων με 470 Nm ροπής. Συνδυάζεται με ένα 6-τάχυτο αυτόματο κιβώτιο με μέση κατανάλωση 7,2-λίτρα/100 χλμ και 252 γρ/χλμ εκπομπές CO2.
Διαθέτει ανεξάρτητη ανάρτηση με διπλά ψαλίδια μπροστά με πολλαπλών συνδέσμων πίσω. Έχει σύστημα τετρακίνησης το οποίο συνδυάζεται με ένα διαφορικό περιορισμένης ολίσθησης. Ο χώρος αποσκευών του, αγγίζει έως τα 1.830 λίτρα και στον βασικό εξοπλισμό διαθέτει και το σύστημα Hill Descent Control.
Θα είναι διαθέσιμο σε 2 επίπεδα εξοπλισμού, LT και LTZ με την πρώτη να διαθέτει ζάντες 16″, κάμερα οπισθοπορείας, πίσω βοηθό παρκαρίσματος, αλουμινένιες ράγες οροφής, πολυλειτουργικό τιμόνι, σύνδεση USB και Bluetooth και 6 ηχεία. Η δεύτερη επιπλέον διαθέτει ζάντες 18″, LED πίσω φωτιστικά σώματα, xenon φωτιστικά σώματα μπροστά, χρωμιομένα πλαίσια παραθύρων, χρωμιομένους καθρέπτες, δερμάτινες επενδύσεις, 8 ηχεία με ενισχυτή, χρωμιομένο επιλογέα ταχυτήτων και χειρολαβές καθώς και ηλεκτρονικό κλιματισμό.
Holden’s Colorado 7 Off-Roader Makes Aussie Debut
Serious off-road capability Shared architecture and underpinnings with new-gen Colorado Rear Park Assist and reversing camera on all models 5 star ANCAP safety rating across the range 3-tonne towing capacity Holden’s tough off-roader – Colorado 7 – makes its first official appearance at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney today.
Holden will show its new serious 4X4 more than two months ahead of its official on sale date in late December.
Developed in tandem with the Colorado light commercial vehicle, Colorado 7 boasts the same torquey diesel performance and impressive off-road capability as its sibling with a generous cargo space, full-size seven-seat interior, muscular 4X4 styling and a chassis configuration designed specifically for the SUV.
Colorado 7 will be available in two specifications, the well-equipped entry level LT and top-spec LTZ.
Colorado 7 also shares its safety credentials with its Colorado Crew Cab stable-mate which is recognised with a 5-star ANCAP safety rating. Colorado’s robust structural design is backed by a comprehensive array of safety features with Electronic Stability Control, dual front airbags and full-length curtain airbags that extend to the third row among the list of standard equipment.
One powertrain and transmission combination will be available with the strong-performing 2.8-litre diesel engine with 6-speed automatic transmission standard on both LT and LTZ Colorado 7 models. The Duramax diesel engine achieves 132 kW power and 470 Nm of torque.
Colorado 7’s chassis has been engineered independently of the Colorado LCV and is biased towards passenger comfort. While both models share an independent double wishbone front suspension set up, Colorado 7 features a five-link live axle rear suspension configuration that’s unique to the SUV and coil springs front and rear.
Colorado 7’s impressive off-road performance is underpinned by a part time four-wheel drive system with transfer case, with low and high ratio gears, shift on the fly and Limited Slip Differential. Hill Descent Control enhances Colorado 7’s already formidable 4X4 capability.
Colorado 7’s generous interior dimensions enable a spacious and practical interior layout, with seven seats fitted across the range. With the second and third row seats folded, Colorado 7 can accommodate as much as 1830 litres of cargo.
Holden Executive Director Sales, Marketing and Aftersales John Elsworth said the Colorado 7 was the first of two new SUVs Holden will introduce in the next 12 months.
“The SUV market is booming right now, and the Colorado 7 gives us another solid opportunity to tap into this fast-growing area of the market,” he said.
“Colorado 7 is the first true heavy duty off-roader to wear a Holden badge in around 10 years and matches the Colorado for genuine buyer appeal, bold design and advanced diesel engine technology.
“Colorado 7 is a true seven-seat, full-size 4X4, which is ideal for customers shopping for an SUV that can take them off the beaten track and still carry the family and haul cargo at the weekend.”
“It was designed to stand side-by-side with the Colorado LCV at the Holden dealership, and will complement our Captiva range by offering a serious alternative.
“And with gutsy performance from our proven Duramax 2.8 diesel engine, Colorado 7 is set to become the toughest Holden off-roader we’ve sold to date.”
Powertrain and performance
Colorado 7 is powered by the same Duramax in-line four-cylinder 2.8-litre diesel engine first seen in the Colorado LCV range. It delivers peak torque of 470 Nm and 132 kW of power.
The high-tech diesel engine is designed to achieve a balance of load-carrying performance and fuel economy and returns 9.4 litres per 100 kilometres and 252 grams of CO2 per kilometre.
Colorado 7 has an impressive 3,000kg towing capacity thanks to the torque and strength from its diesel powertrain, 6-speed automatic transmission and robust driveline.
Colorado 7’s stable footprint is courtesy of front independent double wishbone suspension and independent five-link rear suspension configuration with coil springs at all four wheels.
The five-link rear suspension has been engineered to provide greater stability and surefooted performance, particularly when towing. Its design enables a smoother towing experience and minimises trailer snaking and lateral movement.
2.8-litre Duramax in-line 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine Six-speed automatic transmission with Active Select Independent double wishbone front suspension Five-link live axle rear suspension Coil springs front and rear Hydraulic power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering Part time 4X4 system with dual range and two-speed transfer case Four-wheel disc brakes Cruise control Hill Descent Control Limited Slip Differential
Key technical specifications:
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Safety and security
Colorado 7 has been awarded a five star ANCAP safety rating thanks to its comprehensive range of high-technology active and passive safety features.
Front driver and passenger airbags and full-length curtain airbags that extend to the third row seats are standard features on both LT and LTZ models, while rear parking sensors and a reversing camera provide additional peace of mind.
Colorado 7 benefits from a robust frame and body structure constructed from high-strength steel and a technically advanced chassis systems which delivers enhanced accident avoidance capabilities. Full length side impact protection beams reinforce the passenger safety cell and offers optimum protection in the event of a collision.
Standard safety and security features:
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) Front airbags for driver and passenger Full length curtain airbags Front seatbelt pretensioners with load limiters Front seatbelt sash height adjust Three rear seat child anchor points Three-point seatbelts across all seven seats Rear Park Assist Reversing camera Security alarm Bold, dynamic exterior design
Holden’s newest SUV was designed in parallel with the Colorado truck in GM’s design studio in Brazil, where the team was challenged with creating a clean sheet design that would appeal to a vast bandwidth of customers in multiple markets.
Designers have made full use of Colorado’s brutish proportions to create a bold and appealing exterior design that conveys a sense of agility and purpose.
Colorado 7’s strong personality is balanced with muscular styling with finer sculpted highlights which sweep through Colorado 7’s roofline, doors and fenders, and a distinctive upper glass canopy that wraps around the rear corners of the exterior.
Standard LT features include:
Reversing camera Rear Park Assist 16-inch alloy wheels Body coloured front and rear bumpers Body coloured door handles Body coloured mirrors with side turn signal Side steps Front fog lights Front and rear mudflaps Aluminium roof rails LTZ builds on LT features, with:
18-inch alloy wheels Projector headlamps LED tail lamps Front fog lights with chrome surround Chrome side window mouldings Body coloured door handles with chrome strip Chrome power folding side mirrors with side turn signal Roomy interior designed with seven seats and clever storage
The Holden Colorado 7 has a spacious and flexible seven-seat layout, with up to 30 practical storage options located throughout the cabin.
Up front, the Colorado 7 features a sculpted dual cockpit design with flowing instrument panel that seamlessly integrates with the front upper door panels. LED ice blue illumination enhances the three-dimensional dials, dual gauge instrument cluster, audio system and air-conditioning controls in the driver’s display and centre stack.
For maximum flexibility, Colorado 7’s second row has 60/40 split folding seats which can be stowed in a forward tumble motion with a single latch in the seat back. The second row seat backs are also reclinable by up to six degrees, while the third row has a 50/50 split configuration. Both rows fold to create a flat load space.
Colorado 7 has a generous 235 litre rear cargo area with the third row in use, which increases to 878 litres with the third row folded into the floor. Additional storage is available with the second row tumbled (1,780 litres) and folded (1,830 litres).
Passengers in the second and third rows benefit from roof-mounted air-conditioning controls with four air vents.
Standard LT features include:
Leather wrap steering wheel Bluetooth® connectivity USB and auxiliary Six-speaker audio system Woven cloth seat trim Multifunction steering wheel controls Power windows with cloth trim door inserts and metallic spear mouldings Roof mounted rear air-conditioning controls with second and third row air vents 60/40 tumble fold removable second row seats 50/50 folding third row seats Third row armrest storage Rear auxiliary power outlet and coat hooks LTZ builds on LT features, with:
Leather seat trim Six-way electric adjustable driver’s seat Eight-speaker audio system with amplifier Single zone climate control Chrome interior door handles Gloss Piano Grey centre stack mouldings Chrome gear shifter Exterior colours Holden will offer six exterior colour choices:
Summit White – solid white Carbon Flash* – metallic black Royal Grey* – metallic grey Nitrate* – classic silver metallic Blue Mountain* – metallic light blue Sizzle – bright metallic red *Prestige paint