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Chevrolet Trailblazer will arrive as the Holden Colorado 7 – it’s official.

As reported by CarAdvice earlier, the Chevrolet Trailblazer that broke cover at the Dubai International Motor Show yesterday, will arrive in Australia in the first quarter of 2013 wearing a Holden Colorado badge.

It will be known as the Holden Colorado 7 and will closely resemble the show car that you see here in the photographs.

It will also be the first Holden SUV in years with a chassis tuned for heavy-duty off road capability and strong towing credentials.

“The Trailblazer show car is an impressive-looking vehicle, and it’s pretty close to what customers will see when the Holden Colorado 7 arrives in Australia in 2013,” Holden Executive Director Marketing Sales and Aftersales John Elsworth said.

“Colorado 7 will also offer excellent interior flexibility and comfort for up to seven passengers across a third row of seats.

“It will have a the fuel efficiency and interior comfort of a modern family SUV, along with the towing ability of a working vehicle and the off road capability of a true 4X4. We’re confident it will have all the bases well and truly covered.”

The Colorado 7 will be powered by a new-generation 2.8-litre turbo-diesel with variable-geometry turbocharger, which will provide strong performance and excellent fuel economy to boot.

It’s a great looking SUV that has been designed and styled in GM’s South American Design Centre in Sao Caetano do Sul, Brazil. Highlights include the “body in-wheels out” look that ensures good approach and departure angles for off-road work, as well as the bonnet power dome, raised cowl and dual projector headlamps.

Interior appointments include intuitive and flexible seating architecture, digital climate control and Bluetooth connectivity, among other appointments.

The Dubai Motor Show will also feature the Malibu, which goes on sale in late 2012 in Australia.




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