What do the 2017 Holden Colorado reviews make of the new truck?
Holden have a lot riding on their new made-in-Thailand, designed-in-Brazil truck with the Colorado apparently accounting for 29% of Holden sales in NZ.
Kiwi demand for utes is still strong with some reports stating 4wd double cab ute sales have more than doubled in the last 10 years and show little sign of slowing down anytime soon. In terms of ute sales, the Holden Colorado currently has a firm hold on the number three spot in NZ. As previously reported the Ford Ranger’s runaway success has made the top spot pretty hard to claim. That said, Holden has a real opportunity to challenge Toyota Hilux for the second spot so it will be very interesting to see what happens over the next few months.
We’re looking forward to the official NZ lease company launch of the 2017 Holden Colorado on Friday next week. We’ve seen more than a few utes launched over the years so we can’t wait to get up close to this long-awaited new truck and take it for a spin.
In the meantime, the 2017 Holden Colorado reviews are making good reading. The general consensus is that Holden have put a lot of effort into the redesign making the new Colorado Truck a real contender.
There’s a long list of improvements both with the interior and exterior but the most significant improvement is with the driving experience.
Although the grunty 2.8L Duramax engine (147kW/440-500Nm) remains the same there is now the important addition of a CPA torque converter usually reserved for quality german cars. The result is a much smoother effortless drive with no loss of power.
Here’s the highlights of the improvements and specs:
- Improved power steering (electronic replaces hydraulic)
- Significant improvements to the chassis tuning
- Refinements to powertrain
- Much quieter engine noise
- Full cabin make over with a better designed, modern dash layout
- Higher standard of materials and finishing inside
- Loaded with more equipment
- Manual variant copes with heavy loads better
- Much less shudder with Auto variant
- Smoother gear change
- New digressive front and rear dampners
- Addition of a limited slip differential (better handling on slippery surfaces)
- Upgraded air bags (including driver’s knee airbag)
Only two days left until the official launch on Friday and we’ll be there to take a closer look!