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by George Skentzos

GM Holden has revealed its newest addition to the light commercial vehicle market with the new Holden Colorado – set to replace the existing Rodeo.

Holden has been forced to scrap the Rodeo namesake following a trademark dispute after the separation of Isuzu from parent company General Motors.

The new Colorado features an extensive model range offering consumers a wide choice of body styles, powertrains and specifications.

There are three engines on offer in the Colorado range: one diesel and two petrol.

2008 Holden Colorado

The first is a 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine delivering peak power of 120kW and 360Nm at 1800rpm.

From more familiar territory, the 3.6 litre Alloytec V6 petrol engine also features in the range alongside a smaller 2.4 litre four-cylinder petrol engine.

2008 Holden Colorado

The flagship LT-R sports variant is available with either two-wheel or all-wheel drive, featuring sports bars, soft tonneau cover, side steps, front fog lamps, 16 inch alloy wheels and sports interior trim.

“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,” GM Holden Marketing Manager, Teresa Basile.

Standard safety features include driver and passenger airbags across the range whilst ABS with EBD is fitted to LT-R and all LX 4×4 variants.

2008 Holden Colorado

New Holden Colorado line-up & pricing (RRP inc. Air Conditioning)

4×2 Single Cab Chassis:

• DX 2.4 litre, four-cylinder, SOHC engine from $19,990
• LX 3.6 litre, V6 Alloytec, DOHC engine from $24,990
• LX 3.0 litre, VCDi Turbo Diesel engine from $27,990

4×2 Space Cab Chassis:

• LX 3.6 litre, V6 Alloytec, DOHC engine from $27,99

4×2 Space Cab Pick Up:

• LX 3.6 litre, V6 Alloytec, DOHC engine from $27,990

4×2 Crew Cab Pick Up:

• LX 3.6 litre, V6 Alloytec, DOHC engine from $30,490
• LX 3.0 litre, VCDi Turbo Diesel engine from $33,990
• LT-R 3.6 litre, V6 Alloytec, DOHC engine from $34,990

4×4 Single Cab Chassis:

• DX 3.0 litre, VCDi Turbo Diesel engine from $31,990
• LX 3.0 litre, VCDi Turbo Diesel engine from $35,990

4×4 Space Cab Chassis:

• LX 3.0 litre, VCDi Turbo Diesel engine from $39,990

4×4 Crew Cab Chassis:

• LX 3.0 litre, VCDi Turbo Diesel engine from $42,290

4×4 Crew Cab Pick Up:

• LX 3.6 litre, V6 Alloytec, DOHC engine from $39,990
• LX 3.0 litre, VCDi Turbo Diesel engine from $40,990
• LT-R 3.6 litre, V6 Alloytec, DOHC engine from $43,990
• LT-R 3.0 litre, VCDi Turbo Diesel engine from $45,990

Holden Colorado Colour Selection:

• Alpine White
• Impulse Blue Metallic
• Royal Grey Metallic
• Sterling Silver Metallic
• Tornade Red Metallic
• Imperial Blond Metallic
• Black Sapphire Metallic




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