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Holden Colorado 7

Holden Colorado 7 – Super SUV

The super new Holden Colorado is a proper off tack built vehicle this means that although it’s a sports focused utility vehicle for the city it’s is also build to take on the off road challenge and take your family along for the journey. This Super SUV is no so called “soft roader”.

The Colorado 7 is based on Holden’s UTE of the same name, but adds a boot and a third row of seats. That makes it a direct rival for the Mitsubishi Challenger, which is based on the Triton ute.

This Holden 7 is based around the UTE and with a nice size boot and an extra row of seats it’s a bang on rival to the well know famous Mitsubishi Challenger.

The Range

As you can see the range is pretty simple with a single engine and transmission and only two trim levels. The series starts at $46k for the LT the more armed LTZ starts at $50k metallic you can add lots off extras such as metallic paint jobs for $500 though.


Both are driven by the matching 2.8-litre 4 cylinder turbo diesel same as the UTE, which yields a very respectable 132kW and 470Nm. This coupled with 6 speed automatic is customary on both variants this pegs the fuel use back to at an affordable (if not economic) 9.4 litres per 100 kilometres.

Basic gear on the LT includes nice sized 16-inch alloy wheels, a reversing camera, back parking sensors, fog lights on the front, leather steering wheel, cloth seat trim, Bluetooth connectivity and a stereo with a booming six speakers in furnished with with USB and auxiliary ports.


Stepping up to the LTZ adds 18-inch alloys, LED tail lights, leather seat trim, six-way electric adjustable driver’s seat, climate-control air conditioning, chrome door handles and an eight-speaker stereo.

Although the Colorado shares most of its underpinnings with the UTE, Holden has developed a unique rear suspension for a more comfortable ride. The leaf springs of the UTE are replaced with a multi-link live-axle set-up. Holden claims this hasn’t hurt off-road performance.

Both the LT and LTZ get low range, a limited-slip differential and Hill Descent Control as standard. Both also boast a 3000-kilogram towing capacity.

The Colorado 7 has earned a five-star ANCAP rating. Stability control is standard and there are dual front airbags and curtain airbags that extend to the third row.


December 12th, 2012
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