Chevrolet has taken the wraps of it’s updated S10 Dual Cab Ute in Brazil, revealing for the first time what we can expect when the refreshed 2017 Holden Colorado is launched in Australia later this year.
The S10 is the Brazilian market version of the Chevrolet and Holden Colorado.
The refreshed Colorado gets new headlights with LED daytime running lights, a wider, slimmer grille and a new bonnet. From there back it appears to be the same old Colorado, with minor detail changes and new alloys.
Inside is where the real changes are, with a mostly new interior and updated technology, including an eight inch colour touchscreen and MyLink infotainment system, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
It’s interesting to note that Holden has confirmed that up to 70 per cent of the Australian built Colorado Xtreme show truck’s accessories will be produced and available with the 2017 Colorado, including a safari bar, sports bar and alloy wheel options.
We expect the 2017 Colorado will maintain it’s current 2.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel, that outputs 147kW and 500Nm.
Peter Keley, Holden executive director of sales, has confirmed that the 2017 Colorado has had significant local input.
“With significant local engineering, this vehicle will be the most refined Colorado ever while maintaining all of the capability of the current model. When combined with a new design that balances elegance and strength, it will perfectly bridge the gap between weekday workhorse and weekend explorer.
“The Chevrolet Colorado revealed by our Brazilian colleagues is the result of ongoing work between Holden and Chevrolet Brazil and a clear indication of where the Holden Colorado is heading,” Mr. Keley said.
“It will also follow the lead set by Spark, Captiva and Insignia VXR, boasting advanced technology features, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in a new Holden MyLink infotainment system.”
Holden’s Vehicle Development Manager, Jeremy Tassone, said the 2017 Colorado was developed with key Australian engineering input to ensure the vehicle would meet the needs of a range of customers in different markets.
“Colorado customers use the vehicle for different purposes depending on the market,” said Mr. Tassone.
“Australian customers demand quality from their vehicle in every area, regardless of whether it’s being used as the weekday workhorse or for weekend surf trips.
“We’ve worked hard to make sure we have engineered greater refinement without losing any of Colorado’s tough characteristics, off-road capability and impressive towing capacity.”