Tue Jun 28 14:23:45 AEST 2016


Holden New Zealand has taken the covers off what promises to be a show-stopping crowd pleaser when it makes its first-ever appearance in the Southern Hemisphere at the annual National Agricultural Fieldays in Hamilton next week.
The Holden Colorado Xtreme, the only one of its kind in existence and hand-built by the Holden Design Centre team in Australia, is an indication of the future direction of the forthcoming new Colorado model and was flown from Spain to New Zealand to make its Down-Under debut.
“Holden is incredibly proud to have the new Colorado Xtreme on display in New Zealand, as this is only the second occasion after the Bangkok Auto Show that it’s ever been on public display,” said the Managing Director of Holden New Zealand, Kristian Aquilina.
“Show vehicles often have eye-watering price tags and whilst I’m not going to put a number on this particular model, I can confidently say it’s likely to be the most expensive Holden model to ever land in New Zealand.”
The Colorado Xtreme was designed as a hint towards an exciting new direction for GM trucks and, in addition to aesthetic enhancements evident on the exterior and throughout the interior, there are also significant under-the-skin improvements which build on the success of the current model.
Further enhancing Colorado’s striking design and ‘go anywhere’ character is a wide range of genuine Holden accessories inspired by the recently showcased Colorado Xtreme show truck. Positive feedback to the truck means as much as 70 per cent of the truck’s accessories will be made for the 2017 Colorado.
Customers with a desire to personalise their vehicle will be able to choose from popular additions including safari bar, sports bar and optional alloy wheels, allowing customers to effectively recreate the well-received show car.
“The Colorado already offers 3.5 tonne towing, 500Nm of torque* and fantastic off-road capability which make it perfect as a day to day workhorse, but our customers want a vehicle which is also adaptable enough to be used on the weekend as a family vehicle,” said Mr Aquilina.
*Available on the automatic transmission
“We have listened to their feedback and invested heavily in this Colorado upgrade.  This has resulted in enhancements to ride quality, as well as introducing new levels of technology and refinement plus a stunning new interior.”
A larger eight inch color touch screen and the latest MyLink system equipped with the latest Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto connectivity technology, are designed to support the customer’s active lifestyle and will be a feature of the new model.
The new Holden Colorado will be launched in New Zealand in September and forms one part of the brand’s new model line-up rejuvenation which will see the introduction of more than 24 new models by 2020.
“We’re incredibly excited about the future direction of Holden in New Zealand and new model activities such as this reconfirm our longstanding commitment to our customers,” said Mr Aquilina.
More details about the new model, including specification and pricing, will be released closer to the on sale date.