Colorado concept becomes reality

ByWes WhitworthAugust 15, 2018
Colorado concept becomes reality

Back in 2016 at the Bangkok International Motor Show, Holden offered up the Colorado Z71 Xtreme, as a concept for future offerings. Now, just over two years later, the Holden Colorado concept becomes reality.

Based around the top-end Z71, the new model will come with a wide range of accessories and modifications over the standard model. These will include a winch bar with integrated Warn winch, featuring 30m of synthetic rope and a 10,000lb capacity, heavy-duty bash plate covering the underside of the Colorado, high visibility LED light bar, Goodyear Wrangler all-terrain 265/60R18 tyres, flares to house the wider rubber, and black grille.

There is also a suspension upgrade on offer for the front end, black side steps, steel rear bar kit, a recovery kit, and a full tow pack as well. Something worth noting is that all of these ‘bolt-on’ accessories are being sold as an inclusion with the vehicle, so will all be covered under new car warranty.

Finally, proper steel steps!

“The Colorado Xtreme was a concept car that resonated with our customers, and to not only put it into production, but elevate it, is very exciting,” said Holden’s Product Marketing Manager, Andre Scott. “As a base vehicle, Colorado Z71 is already very capable, so we’ve expanded our Genuine Accessories range for additional off-road capability. Cue the Holden Winch system, the Xtreme’s hero accessory, which is a game-changer.”

The engine remains the same 2.8L four-pot diesel we’ve come to know and the Colorado also keeps the 3.5 tonne towing capacity too, even with the all of the additions. It will be priced from $69,990 driveaway, which includes a touch over $19,000 worth of Genuine Holden Accessories.

Seeing as how the Colorado concept becomes reality, do you think we’ll see the Tonka HiLux come out as an options pack? Or is the new Z71 Xtreme enough to steer you away from an HSV SportsCat / Silverado? Let us know below.