Holden has revealed specifications and pricing details for its upcoming 2013 Colorado pickup, ahead of its sales debut in the second half of this year.
Kicking off at $26,990 for the entry-level cab-chassis DX grade, the cost of entry into the Colorado range is now $1500 less than the current LX.
It's also $2000 more than Toyota's tubbed Hilux SR, but unlike the basic dual-airbag package fitted in that model HiLux, all Colorado models will get four airbags (dual front, side curtain) and electronic stability control.
While last year's Thailand floods has seen the showroom launch of the new model delayed, Holden says buyers can immediately pre-order the new car, getting in before the end of the financial year.
Holden has made a number of pre-production Colorado utes available for test drives at dealers around the country.
Depending on the variant, 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 are still be revealed, 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 six-speed auto is available as a $2000 option on every model except the entry-level DX cab-chassis, which can only be had with the five-speed manual.
The Colorado's suspension package includes independent double wishbone coil spring front suspension and a leaf spring arrangement at the rear, all tuned specifically for Australian conditions.
The Colorado's full features list has not been released, although Holden has confirmed its standard features list will include Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, auxiliary, USB and iPod connectivity, power windows and two auxiliary power outlets.
Satellite navigation will be available as an option and in certain up-spec variants, to be confirmed closer to launch.
Safety features include six airbags (driver, front passenger, side curtains), along with electronic stability control and ABS.
A camera is expected to be made available sometime after launch.
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
|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|
|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|
|4x4 CREW CAB|
|LX||Cab Chassis||2.8L TD||MT||$42,990|
|LX||Cab Chassis||2.8L TD||AT||$44,990|
Note: pricing excludes on-road costs.
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