Holden is Back in the Game
In 2013, Holden will release their first 4WD wagon since the Rodeo-based Jackaroo.
Information about the Colorado 7 is hard to come by, but you’ll know that this is the first 4WD wagon to come out of the Holden gates since 2003, when they stopped the production of the Jackaroo. The Colorado 7 is a spin-off from the Chevrolet Trailblazer, which is being showcased alongside the new-generation Colorado ute.
The new Holden 4WD wagon will be powered by a brand-spanking new-generation 2.8L turbo-diesel engine, with a variable-geometry turbocharger for that kick in the guts when you need plus it’ll save you dollars in your pocket when it comes to fuel economy.
Holden Executive Director Marketing, Sales and Aftersales John Elsworth said the Colorado 7 would build on the reputation of Holden’s much-loved Colorado workhorse.
“The Trailblazer [Colorado 7] show car is an impressive-looking vehicle, and it’s pretty close to what customers will see when the Holden Colorado 7 arrives in Australia in 2013,” he said.
The Colorado 7 will compete with the amazingly popular Prado, Pathfinder and the Challenger in the 4WD SUV wagon department.
While this is a step in the right direction for Holden, they still took a massive beating in the press at the start of them month when they announced Aussie jobs would be heading off-shore to cut costs. Nonetheless it’s still good to see Holden back in the game with a 4WD wagon, and we can’t wait to test it out on the tracks.
Would you pay around $40,000 for a 4WD SUV that hasn’t been in production for almost a decade?