2016 Holden Colorado spy pics

Holden Colorado

THIS is the hottest looking version of the Holden Colorado yet. Not only that, but the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 concept it’s based on gives us a preview as to what the updated Colorado, due here in mid-2016, will look like.

According to a Holden source, the updated Colorado will be more than just a mid-life nip and tuck. And it'll need to be, because its main rivals will have all been overhauled or updated by the time Colorado arrives.

Holden -Colorado -front -side -spy -picAn all-new Nissan Navara launched locally in June, the Mitsubishi Triton was updated in May, and there's an update coming for the Ford Ranger and Mazda BT-50 twins. But the Colorado's biggest sales challenge will be the new-generation Toyota Hilux due late September, which features new engines, much higher payloads and towing capacity as well as increased equipment levels topping off a fresh new look.

Holden -Colorado -spy -pic -sideThe Colorado will hit back with a much more athletic ‘sports truck’ look, sticking with the current 2.8-litre turbo-diesel that debuted in 2013. That means shorter front and rear overhangs with restyled bumpers, a wider, more aggressive stance that will not only appeal to the increasingly large sports truck market, but also improves approach and departure angles off-road compared to the recently announced Colorado Z71. The more lifestyle-oriented approach sees Holden looking to capitalise on the growth of highly-equipped pick-ups including the Ford Ranger Wildtrak and the best-selling Hilux, the flagship SR5.

Holden -Colorado -spy -pic -rearThe 2016 Holden Colorado is due on sale around June 2016, with pricing expected to start from $29K for the entry-level LS model in two-wheel drive, cab-chassis guise, stretching to around $60k for the top-flight Z71.

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