Holden Colorado

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Holden-colorado

GM Holden is taking the covers off its soon to be released, new light commercial vehicle, the Holden Colorado.

This new powerful light truck promises to deliver high levels of performance and load carrying capability, all with the car-like interior comfort and value for money that Holden is renowned for.

A three tonne braked towing capability on Turbo Diesel 4×4 variants adds to the Holden Colorado’s rugged appeal.

The Holden Colorado will bring an extensive LCV range to the market, offering consumers a wide choice of body styles, powertrains and specifications to suit all work and recreational applications, catering for both fleet and private customers.

With muscular wheel arches, powerful front end and aggressive side profile, the Holden Colorado’s exterior styling reflects its hardworking credentials.

A new sports variant, the LT-R, will combine a number of sports features to create the toughest Holden Colorado yet. Available in 4×2 or 4×4 variants, featuring sports bars, soft tonneau cover, side steps, front fog lamps, 16 inch alloy wheels and sports interior trim. The LT-R 4×4 also adds Bluetooth® capability for compatible phones and Rear Park Assist.

With a high level of specification, including driver and passenger airbags on the entire range and ABS with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) standard on LT-R and all LX 4×4 variants, the Holden Colorado line-up offers an impressive array of features.

Three engines are available, including a 3.0 litre four-cylinder common rail turbo diesel, which delivers peak torque of 360Nm at 1800rpm and peak power of 120kW at 3600rpm (manual transmission). Also available is a 3.6 litre Alloytec V6 petrol engine and a spirited 2.4 litre four-cylinder petrol engine.

GM Holden Marketing Manager, Teresa Basile, said the Holden Colorado is a tough new entry into the LCV market, with the durability, power and features to cover dual purposes of work and recreation.

“The Holden Colorado is built tough with up to three tonnes of towing capability. With over 30 combinations of model, powertrain, cabin, ride height and body style, there’s a Colorado to tackle any job,” Ms Basile said.

“Holden Colorado is also well equipped, with driver and passenger airbags standard across the range, and ABS with EBD fitted to LT-R and all LX 4×4 variants.

“The Holden Colorado LT-R is the hero of the new range with a long list of features, including sports bars, soft tonneau, side steps and sports interior trim, to appeal to customers looking for the best truck for work and recreation.”

Holden Cruze

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The all-new Holden Cruze made its Australian debut at the 2009 Melbourne International Motor Show signalling the company’s latest entrant in the competitive small car segment. Holden Cruze is the first of General Motors’ new wave of global products and enters Australia’s small car segment equipped with striking road presence, advanced interior comfort and high levels of safety features. Powered by a 1.8 litre 4-cylinder ECOTEC petrol engine or optional 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbocharged common rail diesel engine, Holden Cruze will go on sale in the second quarter of 2009.

GM Holden Chairman and Managing Director, Mark Reuss said Cruze represented Holden’s commitment to the small car market and marked the beginning of a new era for the company. “The small car market is the largest growing segment in the Australian market and this is our response to that change”, Reuss said. “Holden Cruze will play a significant role in Holden’s future and presents us with a new generation car, a new design and a new way of thinking. It is a world class small car that has the perfect blend of both style and substance, all from the base model to the top of the range”.

Drawing on GM best practices from around the world, Holden Cruze was developed by a global design and engineering team.

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The Holden Cruze line-up will include CD and CDX models, both powered by a 1.8 litre 4 cylinder ECOTEC petrol engine with the choice of a five speed manual transmission or six speed automatic transmission with Active Select. A 2.0 litre common rail turbocharged diesel engine will be available as an option on the CD model and will form part of the Holden EcoLine range. The choice of powertrains ensures fuel efficiency and excellent performance all with the ride and handling ability of a true Holden to ensure it feels as good as it looks.

Exterior styling

With a wide track, long wheelbase and its wheels located at the outer edges of its body, the Holden Cruze sedan’s ‘four-door coupe’ styling delivers the presence of an upscale mid-size sedan. State of the art manufacturing processes ensures gaps are minimised and margins in the exterior design deliver high levels of quality, fit and finish. Holden Cruze has been designed to appeal to drivers who value sophisticated design combined with sporty good looks.

Interior comfort

Inside, Holden Cruze boasts one of the most advanced interiors of any small car on the market offering exceptional quality and functionality, while delivering sportiness and luxurious comfort. Stylish and spacious, the Holden Cruze interior offers exceptional fit and finish and comfort with contoured sport seats and a dual cockpit design which houses an advanced integrated centre panel with graphic information display and CD with MP3 “plug and play” functionality. An integrated centre stack houses the infotainment display, radio and HVAC controls resulting in a fresh and contemporary look. With generous rear passenger leg, head and shoulder room this small car comfortably sits five adults, and when combined with one of the largest range of standard features from the base model customers do not need to compromise on large car features. Storage, functionality and convenience applications found on the new Holden Cruze are plentiful with 60/40 split rear seats, seatback pockets, a centre console CD storage, a shopping bag hook and six cup holders.

Safety

Safety was an overriding objective in the development of Holden Cruze. Significant advancements in structural strength and a full offering of active and passive safety systems should combine to make the all-new Holden Cruze among the safest in its class. The Holden Cruze’s stiff structure helps to minimise noise and vibration as well as assuring a good crash safety performance and optimal ride and handling properties.

With an impressive level of standard safety features across the range including:

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Traction Control (TC)
  • Anti-lock Brakes (ABS)
  • Brake Assist (BA)
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Six airbags including driver, front passenger, front side and curtain airbags
  • Seatbelt retractor and lap pretensioners with seatbelt load limiters
  • Sixty-five percent of the structure is high-strength steel

Holden Cruze CD Feature Highlights:

  • 1.8 litre 4-cylinder ECOTEC petrol engine or optional 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbocharged common rail diesel engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission or optional 6-speed automatic transmission with Active Select
  • 16 inch steel wheels
  • Body coloured door handles and mirrors
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) incorporating:
    • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
    • Traction Control (TC)
    • Brake Assist (BA)
    • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • 6 airbags including:
    • Front airbags for driver and front passenger
    • Front side impact airbags
    • Side curtain airbags
  • Automatic headlamps
  • 6 speaker audio system with MP3 compatible in dash CD, radio and MP3 “plug & play” functionality with graphic information display
  • Air conditioning
  • Steering wheel audio controls
  • Cruise control
  • Trip computer
  • Power windows, front and rear

Holden Cruze CDX – includes all CD specific feature highlights, plus:

  • 1.8 litre 4-cylinder ECOTEC petrol engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission or optional 6-speed automatic transmission with Active Select
  • 17 inch alloy wheels (4)
  • Front fog lamps
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Leather appointed seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Rear park assist