2012 Holden Colorado On Sale In Australia

Mike Stevens | Jun 12, 2012

2013 HOLDEN COLORADO

Holden's all-new 2013 Colorado is now on sale in Australia, pitched against the likes of the segment-leading Hilux, Navara and Triton.

Opening the range is the cab-chassis DX, priced at $26,990 - $1500 less than the current LX entry model, but with a host of new convenience and safety features, and a range of new accessories.

Body styles among the 26 model combinations include cab-chassis and tubbed pickups, available with single, space and crew cabs.

Depending on the model, two turbocharged DOHC four-cylinder diesel engines are offered, along with a five-speed manual and a six-speed automatic transmission.

Mechanical Package

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.

All models are equipped with a five-speed manual transmission as standard. The six-speed auto is available as a $2000 option for every model except for the entry-level DX cab-chassis, which can only be had with the five-speed manual.

Fuel consumption varies depending on the variant (see chart below), starting at 7.9 l/100km for the 4x2-only 2.5 litre engine and 7.8 l/100km for the 2.8 litre engine.

Fuel Economy

Models

Fuel Economy

CO2 Emissions

4x2

4x4

4x2

4x4

DX

Single cab

Chassis

MT

7.9

8.1

212

218

LX

MT

8.1

8.1

217

218

AT

8.9

9.1

238

245

Space cab

MT

-

8.1

-

218

AT

-

9.3

-

249

Crew cab

MT

8.1

8.1

218

218

AT

9.1

9.3

245

249

Pick up

MT

7.8

7.9

209

213

AT

9.0

9.1

242

243

LT

MT

7.8

7.9

209

213

AT

9.0

9.1

242

243

LTZ

MT

7.8

7.9

209

213

AT

9.0

9.1

242

243

Space Cab

MT

-

7.9

-

213

AT

-

9.1

-

243

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

Holden has confirmed a towing capacity of 3.5 tonnes with all 2.8 litre models, and 3.0 litre tonnes for the 4x2-only 2.5 litre engine.

The Colorado also offers a one-tonne payload as standard on every model in the range, regardless of powertrain or body style. Some models have a payload of up to 1.4 tonne.

Tub Dimensions

Pickup box length at floor: 1830 mm (space cab) 1552 mm (crew cab)
Pickup box width exposed: 1534 mm (space cab) 1534 mm (crew cab)
Between wheel arches: 1122 mm (space cab) 1122 mm (crew cab)
Pickup box height: 481 mm 481 mm
Pickup box rear opening width at beltline: 1427 mm 1427 mm
At floor: 1370 mm 1370 mm

Exterior Dimensions (4x4)

Single Cab

Space Cab

Crew Cab

Wheelbase

3,096 mm

3,096 mm

3,096 mm

Overall length (chassis)

5,147 mm

5,127 mm

5,127 mm

Overall length
(pick up)

-

5,347 mm

5,347 mm

Overall width
(excluding mirrors)

1,882 mm

1,882 mm

1,882 mm

Overall height

1,785 mm

1,780 mm

1,780 mm

Front overhang

944 mm

944 mm

944 mm

Rear overhang
(pick up)

-

1,308 mm

1,308 mm

Front track

1,570 mm

1,570 mm

1,570 mm

Rear track

1,570 mm

1,570 mm

1,570 mm

Interior Dimensions

Single Cab

Space Cab

Crew Cab

Front legroom

1,049 mm

1,049 mm

1,049 mm

Front headroom

1,014 mm

1,005 mm

1,005 mm

Front shoulder room

1,462 mm

1,458 mm

1,458 mm

Rear legroom

-

739 mm

914 mm

Rear headroom

-

950 mm

973 mm

Rear shoulder room

-

1481 mm

1,450 mm

Features

Standard features across the range include Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, auxiliary, USB and iPod connectivity, power windows and two auxiliary power outlets.

Safety features include four airbags (driver, front passenger, side curtains), along with electronic stability control and ABS.

Feature breakdown

Holden Colorado DX

  • 2.5 litre Duramax diesel (4x2), 2.8 litre Duramax diesel (4x4)
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • Sump guard
  • 16” steel wheels
  • Hydraulic rack-and-pinion steering
  • Independent double wishbone, coil spring front suspension; Leaf spring rear suspension
  • Front airbags for driver and passenger, Full length curtain airbags
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Front split bench seat
  • Vinyl floor trim
  • Air-conditioning
  • Power windows
  • Bluetooth, USB, iPod connectivity
  • 12V power outlet
  • Alarm
  • Two flip keys

Holden Colorado LX highlights over DX

  • 2.8 litre Duramax diesel
  • Optional 6-speed automatic transmission with active select
  • Cruise control
  • Leather wrap steering wheel, Multifunction steering wheel controls
  • Body coloured exterior mirrors with side turn signal, power adjustable electric mirrors
  • Front bucket seats
  • Carpet floor trim
  • 4-way adjustable driver’s seat (Single Cab), 6-way adjustable driver’s seat (Space and Crew Cab)
  • 6 speakers (Space and Crew Cab)

Holden Colorado LT highlights over LX

  • 16” alloy wheels (4)
  • Front fog lamps

Holden Colorado LTZ highlights over LT

  • 17” alloy wheels, 17” alloy spare wheel
  • Projector headlamps, front fog lamps with chrome surround
  • Chrome exterior mirrors with side turn signal
  • Power adjustable and power folding exterior mirrors
  • Chrome exterior and interior door handles, chrome rear bumper and tailgate handle
  • LED tail lights
  • Soft tonneau, alloy sports bar
  • Side steps
  • Electronic climate control
  • Leather wrap gear knob (manual), chrome gear selector (automatic option)
  • 8-way electric adjustable driver’s seat
  • 8 speakers (Crew Cab)

Accessories

Essentials Pack

  • Carpet or rubber floor mats
  • Headlamp protectors
  • Slimline weathershields
  • Bonnet protector (available late June)

Trade Pack

  • Tow bar kit
  • Nudge bar
  • Cargo liner
  • Predator Pack (Crew Cab only):

Nudge bar

  • Sports bar
  • 3-piece hard tonneau cover
  • Cargo liner
  • Rear parking sensors

Nullabor Pack

  • Tow bar kit
  • Steel bull bar (available late 2012) or nudge bar
  • Snorkel kit (2.8 litre models only)
  • Driving lamps
  • Cargo liner

Pricing

4x2 SINGLE CAB Body Engine Transmission RRP
DX Cab Chassis 2.5L TD MT $26,990
LX Cab Chassis 2.8L TD MT $27,990
LX Cab Chassis 2.8L TD AT $29,990
4x2 CREW CAB
LX Cab Chassis 2.8L TD MT $33,990
LX Cab Chassis 2.8L TD AT $35,990
LX Pickup 2.8L TD MT $35,490
LX Pickup 2.8L TD AT $37,490
LT Pickup 2.8L TD MT $36,490
LT Pickup 2.8L TD AT $38,490
LTZ Pickup 2.8L TD MT $40,990
LTZ Pickup 2.8L TD AT $42,990
4x4 SINGLE CAB
DX Cab Chassis 2.8L TD MT $34,990
LX Cab Chassis 2.8L TD MT $35,990
LX Cab Chassis 2.8L TD AT $37,990
4x4 SPACE CAB
LX Cab Chassis 2.8L TD MT $40,490
LX Cab Chassis 2.8L TD AT $42,490
LTZ Pickup 2.8L TD MT $47,490
LTZ Pickup 2.8L TD AT $49,490
4x4 CREW CAB
LX Cab Chassis 2.8L TD MT $42,990
LX Cab Chassis 2.8L TD AT $44,990
LX Pickup 2.8L TD MT $44,490
LX Pickup 2.8L TD AT $46,490
LT Pickup 2.8L TD MT $45,490
LT Pickup 2.8L TD AT $47,490
LTZ Pickup 2.8L TD MT $49,990
LTZ Pickup 2.8L TD AT $51,990

Note: pricing excludes on-road costs.

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  • kennyg says,
    2 years ago
    3 likes
    Too bad it drives as badly as the old one. 2 Billion WELL SPENT GM!!!
    • roll over says,
      2 years ago
      7 likes
      Mate Its shows you dont Know your Cars.As this one has a hole new front end for a start .Bone Head
  • rog says,
    2 years ago
    1 like
    I like it, specs are good,can`t wait to try one if they`re really available now. However just read thru specs of the new d-max and I might like that better,pricewise too. Only problem being a bit longer wait, supposed to be here july 2nd. The dosh is burning a hole so hurry up you lot.
    • sam says,
      2 years ago
      4 likes
      The Colorado I brilliant I love the way climb up step
      Hills and the motor faster aswell
  • Flash says,
    2 years ago
    2 likes
    Buy a ranger theyre heaps better
  • The Prince says,
    2 years ago
    What awful looking styling, looks like a Captiva ute laugh

    Ranger is best in class and drives all around this
  • snowy says,
    2 years ago
    give australia a real ***in diesel...... 6.6 duramax.... none of this gay ass 2.8 crap. Holden could have had a weapon
  • Patto says,
    2 years ago
    Just picked up new dual cab 4*4 auto got the chassis extended 600 mm now it has a 2400 tray it's great ,top job creative chassis qld. Now it's my ideal work and tow wagon.im happy as.
  • adam osborne says,
    2 years ago
    Got a single cab tray, ordinary so far front suspension is to weak for the job about to go back to dealer for 3rd set of front shockers but am waiting for aftermarket to get back to me about better stuff bugger the warranty. As a working car I will prob go hilux next time
  • Kalo Amona says,
    1 year ago
    Iam from PNG and I own a double cab holden Colorado. Because the brand is quite new in PNG market and all distributors throughout sell the common mv such as toyota,mazda etc parts are hard to find. Please could the colorado family help forward my email address to a spare aparts shop so I can buy my parts. Colorado is a top vehicle, tough and economical.
    Thankyou & looking forward to hear from you's

    Kalo Amona
  • Richo says,
    6 months ago
    1 like
    smileJust traveled from Newcastle to Melbourne in my new 2013 2.8 Auto Colorado carrying 640 kg load in a dual cab returned 8.8 lt per 100 for the trip down , It is terrific , very comfortable and stacks of power , the Allison auto transmission is fantastic.My last vehicle was 2008 Toyota Prado this is better .biggrin
  • Mick says,
    4 months ago
    8.8 per 100 find that hard .i have 2.8 dx aircon off just cruising no weight I get 9.8 also towing my midi digger behind 2 ton on a hill you have to rev and ride clutch to get it going or it will stall.. Drove out car yard with 2 k on clock 1st to 2nd clunked. Told holden they reply. might be my driving. (23 years diesel fitter ) car sits in shed annoying to drive. Drive my old pj ford ranger turbo diesel never a problem pulling 3.5 ton .will alert office of fair trade I believe false advertising .could not see it pulling 3.5t with 1 ton in rear unless all my starts are down hill will go ford next time. After I get my money back from holden a little time I will.
    • Greg says,
      3 months ago
      2 likes
      On ya Mick, how's that refund going? What a joke. Tell me where it says diesel fitters are good drivers? Don't blame the product when the operator is clearly the problem. I bet you are the type of person to ring your ISP all the time when your computer has issues, wouldn't be the operator there either.... FYI, my colorado with 9000kms on the clock averaged 8.4l per 100km on a 600km return trip. No weight apart from 2 adult passengers with air con full blast. You must drive very poorly.
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