Holden has added its dual-fuel LPG Alloytec V6 engine to the Colorado ute line-up, available with both LX and LT-R models in 4x2 Single Cab Chassis and Crew Cab variants.
The dual-fuel Alloytec V6 produces 155kW and 300Nm of torque, employing Sequential Vapour Gas Injection (SVGI) technology which injects gas directly into the engine’s intake manifold, mimicking the petrol injection sequence.
Running on LPG, the Colorado achieves fuel consumption figures of 16.7 l/100km (manual) and 17.2 l/100km (automatic).
The 4x2 Cab Chassis is fitted with a 56 litre cylindrical LPG tank between the chassis rails, while the Crew Cab models use a 76 litre toroidal tank located in the spare wheel casing.
On all variants, the existing petrol tanks are unchanged.
“We think the introduction of the LPG option to the Colorado range is a clear advantage for the customer,” Holden's Philip Brook said.
“LPG is widely available across Australia and perhaps most importantly gives customers access to heavy duty truck benefits with small car running costs."
The LPG models join Holden's EcoLine range, which focuses on vehicles that use an alternative fuel powertrain or other fuel-saving technology.
Holden’s dual-fuel LPG system is available as a $3850 RRP (excl GST) vehicle option, covered by a three-year / 100,000km warranty.
A Government Rebate of $2000 on LPG Vehicles is available for eligible private vehicle purchasers. For eligibility, refer to the Federal Government’s LPG Vehicle Scheme at www.ausindustry.gov.au.
Vehicles registered in Western Australian may be eligible for a further $1000 rebate. For eligibility, refer to the WA Government’s LPG Vehicle Scheme at www.dpi.wa.gov.au.