General Motors has revealed the production version of its 2012 Chevrolet Colorado which will be rebadged as the Holden Colorado when it arrives in NZ next year.
The new Colorado was unveiled in Thailand where it will enter the local market shortly. Holden hasn’t officially announced a schedule for its entry into the Australian and NZ markets.
According to GM, the Colorado is the end result of a vehicle program that began five years ago and cost $2 billion USD. It will be offered globally with a total of 26 variants, two diesel engines, two- and four-wheel-drive layouts, different ride heights, wide and narrow body styles and various cab options.
Engine options will include two Duramax four-cylinder diesel engines. One will be a 2.5 litre motor and the other a larger 2.8 litre unit. The 2.5 litre mill produces 110kW and 350Nm of torque, the 2.8 litre turbodiesel pumps out 132kW and 470Nm of torque when mated to the six-speed auto box. In five-speed manual form the engine is tuned to output 440Nm of torque. For now there is no word on any petrol-powered variants.
There will be three trim grades offered internationally. The entry point LS, mid-spec LT and top shelf LTZ. Base models will get a front vinyl bench seat with the remainder using a flat-woven cloth as standard trim, leather will be optional on high-end models. Other top-spec treats include dual-projector headlights, chrome interior highlights and LED interior lighting.
No details are known at this stage about what models will be sold in New Zealand, but expect to hear more shortly. Till then check out some images of the Chevrolet Colorado in the gallery below.