Holden has confirmed that it’s 2017 Colorado 7 4X4 is receiving similar upgrades to those recently announced for the Colorado Ute and a new ‘Trailblazer’ badge on the tailgate.
It’s also promising that the new Holden Trailblazer will be packed with more features and and offer more refined ride comfort, “Trailblazer will be a significantly different vehicle to its Colorado 7 predecessor”.
Holden’s Executive Director – Marketing, Geraldine Davys, said customer feedback and a change in vehicle design were important factors in the decision to rename the Colorado 7.
“With the redesigned 2017 Trailblazer, we have dialled up the luxury and ride comfort to offer a more premium SUV that’s comfortable and confident in urban areas, but remains just as capable for weekend adventures,” said Ms. Davys.
“The move to adopt the Trailblazer name emphasises the vehicle’s new direction into a more luxurious and premium space.
Like the Colorado which shares the same ladder frame chassis and drive-train, the new 2017 Trailblazer will be introduced to Australia with a new look and more advanced vehicle and connectivity technology.
The 2017 Trailblazer boasts an all-new dash and instrument cluster design and a brand new, eight inch colour touchscreen, housing the latest Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone projection technology.
Holden’s Executive Director – Sales, Peter Keley, said that whilst the redesigned Trailblazer shares capable 4X4 DNA with the Colorado truck, it caters to a very different customer with premium styling and comfort for all the family.
“Colorado has always been associated with exceptional off-road performance and Trailblazer shares that 4×4 heritage, however we expect it will be used in a very different way,” said Mr. Keley.
“Trailblazer is a 4×4, seven-seat, family adventure vehicle that is refined and smooth on the road during the school run, but still able to head off the beaten track while searching for that perfect camping spot or hidden fishing hole.
The 2017 Holden Trailblazer will go on sale in Australia later this year.