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.