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A new 2016 Holden Colorado 7 Trailblazer special has launched in Australia this week, adding a number of light styling touches to the car maker’s large family-hauler SUV.

Already known as the Trailblazer in overseas markets, the Colorado 7’s latest limited-edition pack grabs the badges from its international siblings, while adding a handful of other exterior and interior items.

Based on the range-topping four-wheel-drive LTZ model, the Colorado 7 Trailblazer wears 18-inch ‘High Country’ wheels, along with the Z71 ute’s “masked” headlights and a body-coloured roof spoiler.

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There’s also a Colorado-branded bonnet protector, Trailblazer side badges and a ‘Trailblazer 4×4’ rear decal graphic, while the cabin gets new specific floor mats.

The new special is otherwise identical to the LTZ variant, which means there’s also 147kW/500Nm 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, a six-speed automatic transmission and a dual-range four-wheel-drive system.

The Colorado 7 Trailblazer is priced from $48,990 drive-away, marking a handy saving over the $51,490 list price (before on-road costs) of the regular LTZ.

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Above: the Australian-made Trailblazer Premier ‘concept’

Name change coming?

The launch of this new special could also hint at plans to permanently adopt the global Trailblazer name here in Australia, in place of the current Colorado 7 moniker.

Holden recently revealed an Australian-designed and built Trailblazer Premier ‘concept’ (above), which added a number of light styling tweaks to the current model while also previewing what is likely to be the SUV’s 2017 facelift.

That facelift might also bring a name change, although Holden executives remained quiet on the topic of future models when CarAdvice asked the question during a recent design workshop at the company’s Melbourne headquarters.

For now, the company is confirming only that it has “exciting plans” for the 2017 model-year range.

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