So where does that leave its predecessor? Did trumpeting the new ute’s chassis engineering and uprated kit mean the predecessor was, well, a bit rubbish?
Yes and no. Certainly the current Colorado has sharper style, a better cabin and infotainment, improved ride comfort and insulation plus electric power steering.
Sharper styling: 2014 Holden Colorado. Picture: Supplied.Source:Supplied
Introduced in 2012, the Colorado subsequently gained a new engine, transmission and plentiful upgrades.
For this guide we’ll stick to the most popular 4WD pick-up variant over the cab-chassis (4WD/RWD) and Colorado 7 SUV, also 4WD.
In the series sold from mid-2014 to mid-2016, variants were the Space Cab (extended cab with rear-hinged doors for the back bench) in LTZ trim or Crew Cab (double cab) in varying grades — LX, LS, LS-X, LT, LTZ, Storm or Z71.
Genuine off-roader: Holden Colorado. Pic: Supplied.Source:Supplied
All came with a 2.8-litre turbo diesel that was quieter than its predecessor and six-speed manual or automatic. Outputs were decent against its ute competition, with 147kW and 440Nm (manual) or 500Nm (auto) to help with off-roading, easy cruising or towing.
The segment-topping 3500kg towing capacity was of huge appeal.
Scoring five stars from ANCAP, the Colorado was a credible family vehicle with full length curtain airbags to go with the driver, passenger and front side impact bags. Added active safety gear included trailer sway control, hill start assist and descent control.
Source : http://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/motoring/holden-colorado-used-car-review/news-story/8b3eb5a77cf021623640399c3ac9e38f
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