In its current form, the Holden Colorado is fun to drive, fuel efficient, practical and capable of towing big loads. Its diesel engine is great performer either in delivering torque or in fuel economy and the Holden Colorado also has nice road manners. On the other hand, it combines rugged exterior with the high-quality interior and modern tech and safety features.
The model was refreshed for the 2017 year and most of the mentioned qualities were on the revision. The suspension and steering system was improved for better ride comfort and responsiveness. More aggressive exterior and much-improved interior are also the effects of the recent refresh as well as the availability of more tech and safety features than ever. In that context, the 2018 Holden Colorado is not expected to bring some radical changes after this much-needed and successful update.
2018 Holden Colorado: Design
The 2018 Holden Colorado will continue to benefit from the recent refresh which brought sharpened lines and design which is closer to the US mid-size truck. The model has familiar split grille design between nice headlights and the lion badge on the strip which divides the sections of the grille. The front bumper features sculpted openings and fog lights in the higher trims. The upper trim levels also bring larger wheels and more chrome details while the Z71 adds exterior tweaks for the sportier look.
The recent refresh also lifted the interior fit and quality dramatically. The materials are better as well as the finish quality. The comfort is also excellent for the front passengers and there are many storage places in the cabin.
The truck will also be equipped with the latest safety and tech features. The MyLink infotainment system will be available with the Apple Car Play and Android Auto features on all versions. The LS and LT versions will come with the 7-inch touchscreen interface, DAB+ digital radio, six speakers, USB connectivity, etc.
The LTZ and Z71 trims will upgrade with 8-inch screen infotainment system version, seven speakers, integrated navigation, etc.
On the safety front, seven airbags alongside with the rear parking sensors and the rearview camera will be on all versions. More expensive versions will add systems like the forward collision warning, tire pressure monitors, remote start, front parking sensors and lane departure warning.
2018 Holden Colorado: Powertrain
Familiar and proven 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel four-cylinder engine will power all version of the 2018 Holden Colorado. The power this engine delivers will be 197 hp(147 KW) while the torque will vary depending on the transmission system. When parried with the 6-speed manual, the torque limit will be at 440 Nm. The six-speed automatic will boost the torque to 500 Nm.
The model will again tow up to 3500 kg. The payload maximum will vary between 1487 kg and 1000 kg depending on the configuration.
With the reworked suspension and electronically assisted steering for the recent update, the new version will be comfortable to ride and will respond nicely to the steering inputs.
2018 Holden Colorado: Arrival, Price
The company hasn’t revealed the release date of the 2018 Holden Colorado. We expect this model late this year and with the slightly increased price.