Holden Colorado blazes trail to new name

Holden Colorado blazes trail to new name

HOLDEN’s Colorado 7 has a new name, design and upgrades to give the 4×4 SUV extra technology, drivability, design and safety.

Now known as the Trailblazer, it is still largely priced as a Colorado 7, despite its long list of improvements.

The Trailblazer gets LED daytime running lamps combined with chrome accents and more muscular bonnet design.

A redesigned interior includes some models with premium heated leather seats with contrast stitching, a new dash and updated centre console design, plus a new eight-inch colour touch screen, with the latest Holden MyLink infotainment system and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Remote vehicle start allows Trailblazer to reach a comfortable cabin temperature before passengers get in. There’s also rear park assist and reversing cameras standard across the range, while the top of the range LTZ steps it up with front park assist and forward collision alert.

The vehicle has an array of active and passive safety features including additional driver’s knee airbag, Hill Start Assist, Trailer Sway Control and Hill Descent Control.

Collaboration between Holden and GM Brazil has given the vehicle a more precise steering feel via a faster steering rack ratio and fewer turns lock-to-lock.

Other key chassis developments include a revised set of engine, transmission and body mounts, and a new final drive ratio on manual transmission.