The Colorado Z71 ute has a new companion in the SUV, with the 2017 Holden Trailblazer Z71 due in showrooms from June.
Announced today, the Trailblazer Z71 will follow its Colorado sibling in adding a number of cosmetic tweaks for a lightly toughened look.
For the spend, the Z71 will add the same dark-finish 18-inch painted alloy wheels worn by the ute version, along with black body side mouldings, belt line mouldings, mirrors and door handles. There’s also gloss-black covers for the B-pillars.
Outside embellishments are rounded out with Z71 graphics to the hood, and the cabin gets Z71 floor mates and head-rest embroidery.
The Trailblazer Z71 will be offered in four colours: Summit White and Absolute Red at no additional cost, and the $550 premium options Satin Steel Grey and Mineral Black.
Equipment already standard with the LTZ model include a full-size spare, an 8.0-inch touchscreen MyLink infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite navigation and voice recognition, remote vehicle start via the key fob, leather-trim, heated front seats and front parking sensors.
The LTZ also features climate control, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, tyre pressure monitoring system, LED tail-lights, heated and power folding exterior mirrors, automatic wipers and chrome exterior highlights.
Standard on all Trailblazer models are seven airbags, hill start assist, trailer sway control, hill descent control and remote window operation via the key fob.
Under the bonnet, the Trailblazer retains the 2.8-litre Duramax turbo-diesel engine, which produces 147kW of power and 500Nm of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission exclusively.
The Trailblazer Z71 will be available from June, limited – initially – to 400 vehicles.