Mike Stevens | Feb 17, 2012

The upcoming 2012 Colorado pickup has been revealed in Holden trim today, following its unveiling in Chevrolet form last year.

Set for a mid-year sales debut, the new Holden Colorado will be offered in Crew (pictured), Single and Space bodystyles.

Two turbocharged DOHC four-cylinder diesel engines will be offered, along with a five-speed manual and a six-speed automatic transmission. Details of these engines were revealed late last year.

In 2.5 litre turbodiesel form, available with a five-speed manual transmission only, the Colorado will offer 110kW at 3800rpm and 350Nm of torque from 2000rpm.

The larger 2.8 litre engine will deliver 132kW at 3800rpm with both transmissions, producing 440Nm of torque with the manual and 470Nm with the auto - the latter bettering the 3.0 litre diesel it replaces.

Fuel consumption figures remain a secret for now, but Holden has confirmed a 3.5 tonne towing capacity for the 2.8 litre models and 3.0 tonnes for the 2.5 litre engine.

The Colorado's suspension package includes independent double wishbone coil spring front suspension and a leaf spring arrangement at the rear.


Tub Dimensions

  • Pickup box length at floor: 1,830 mm (space cab) 1,552 mm (crew cab)
  • Pickup box width exposed: 1,534 mm (space cab) 1,534 mm (crew cab)
    Between wheel arches: 1,122 mm (space cab) 1,122 mm (crew cab)
  • Pickup box height: 481 mm 481 mm
  • Pickup box rear opening width at beltline: 1,427 mm 1,427 mm
    At floor: 1,370 mm 1,370 mm

Bluetooth, auxiliary and iPod connectivity will come as standard, along with the usual suspects: air conditioning and power windows.

Across the range, safety features will include river and front passenger airbags, side curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brake force Distribution and Electronic Stability Control.

Watch for more details on the Colorado as it nears its mid-year launch, and head into a Holden dealer from April to check out display models in the "pre-launch roadshow".

Above: the Chevrolet Colorado in Thailand.
Above: the Chevrolet Colorado in Thailand.

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