Beginning in July, WP will offer performance and styling modifications for the Holden Colorado pickup, capitalising on the fast-growing segment while preparing for the Commodore’s demise in 2017.
WP says the new packages offer Colorado owners “a level of individualism”, while offering significant modifications to the ride and handling set-up.
"The first thing you're going to notice is the improved response and general feel of the car, Walkinshaw Automotive Group General Manager, Tony Harris, said.
“It's quicker to react and really fun to drive."
Two packages are available for both 2WD and 4WD Colorado models built after 2012.
There's the ‘Xtreme Low Rider’, which lowers the ride-height at the rear by around 30mm, while the ‘Xtreme High Rider’ raises front suspension by around 50mm and rear suspension by around 15mm.
WP says both high and low-riding set-ups will offer improved ride and handling characteristics over the standard Colorado with a more ‘road-car’ set-up.
Alloy wheels (19X9-inch) specific to the new suspension packages have been specially designed by WP, marking the company’s first-ever bespoke wheel design.
Each package comes with Bilstein suspension components, the WP-designed wheels, WP-engineered springs, an ‘Xtreme’ decal pack and a certificate of authenticity.
Xtreme Low Rider models get Continental tyres while High Riders get off-road tyres from Cooper. Each pack is priced at $6990 fitted, while daytime running lights are available for an additional $795.
The Colorado Program will be offered exclusively through participating dealers in July and August only at this stage, with most of the initial stock directed to dealers in Victoria.
Walkinshaw Performance hopes to have more packages available from October.