Holden has released official details regarding its new $54,990 Colorado Z71 this week and it’s clear that it has the Ranger Wildtrak in its sights.
Sitting at the top of the Colorado 4X4 range, the Z71 is a cosmetic and equipment upgrade only. There’s no suspension lift, bar work, chunky tyres or engine tune upgrade and we wonder when one of the 4X4 ute manufacturers will have the balls to put a real 4X4 upgrade pack together?
All of which means the Z71 is powered by the same 147kW/500Nm 2.8 litre diesel that drives the LTZ model upon which it’s based, but there is plenty of bling if that’s your thing.
The big ticket add-ons include a set of five 18-inch ‘Arsenal Grey Metallic’ alloy wheels, a ‘sporty’ nudge bar, roof rails and sail plane at the rear that can be matched to either a soft (standard) or hard (optional) tonneau.
Exterior dress-ups include dark-chrome headlights, a gloss-black finish to the mirror covers, b-pillars and tailgate handle, black bonnet graphics and door mouldings, along with Z71 graphics in strategic locations. There’s also a leather interior, with heated front seats.
Additional gadgets include a rear view camera, premium audio system and Holden’s MyLink infotainment package with a seven-inch display.
Available colours include Summit White, Sizzle Red, Black Sapphire, Satin Steel Grey and Orange Rock. The latter three are premium colours, adding $550.
The Z71 will make its official debut at the NRL State of Origin Series at the MCG on June 17, before going on sale from July 1.
PRICING (plus on-road costs)
Z71 – 4WD crew cab pickup manual – $54,990
Z71 – 4WD crew cab pickup auto – $57,190