The first images of Holden’s tough new off-roader – the Colorado 7 4WD SUV – in its Chevrolet guise have been released ahead of the global reveal of the production vehicle at the Bangkok International Motor Show in Thailand.
The all-new seven-seater Holden Colorado 7, based on the Chevrolet Trailblazer, will be the first heavy-duty 4WD SUV to wear a Holden badge in almost a decade.
The Holden Colorado 7 shares its architecture and underpinnings with the new-generation Colorado Light Commercial Vehicle, which arrives in New Zealand mid-year. Holden New Zealand Managing Director, Jeff Murray said SUV’s are continuing to grow stronger in New Zealand and so there will be huge interest in the Colorado 7 by the time it is launch at the end of 2012.
“Kiwi’s love their SUV’s and this is reflected in the ever increasing popularity of the Series II Captiva range,” Murray said. “Colorado 7 is yet another Holden SUV that ticks all the boxes for some customers, it provides great rugged off-road performance, flexibility, clever interior storage, seven seats and that all important lifestyle option.
“The Colorado 7 was designed to deliver everything you might expect from a tough 4WD, including an incredibly competitive 3-tonne towing capacity and coil-sprung five-link rear suspension allowing it to compliment Holden’s already impressive SUV line-up.
“Its refined driving characteristics and serious 4WD credentials make the Colorado 7 at home on the farm or in the suburbs around New Zealand.”
The Trailblazer will feature on the Chevrolet stand at the Bangkok International Motor Show from 28 March. Holden will release official Colorado 7 product information, specification and pricing details closer to launch.