2021 Holden Colorado Diesel Truck Review

Outside the US, we find Toyota Tacoma appearing as Hilux, and Nissan Frontier as Navara. Chevrolet is also delivering its Colorado. However, it keeps the nameplate but takes the local company’s badge. The 2021 Holden Colorado is one of the best ute in Australia (ute = pickup truck). Well, Chevy is still the boss company and the poor quality is not allowed.

Like its US sibling, the 2021 Holden Colorado will take advantage of the Duramax diesel engine. Also, there are many other upgrades – cabin, trim levels, and optional packages. The truck is not offering a petrol displacement and the ZR2 off-road package. Still, you can have a lot of fun with the combination of Z71 features and 4×4 drive.

2021 Holden Colorado specs

2021 Holden Colorado Models

Holden offers plenty of options for the pickup. First of all, you need to choose the cab configuration. The Crew Cab comes with seating capacity for five persons and the most trim levels available. A 4×2 uses only three versions, while the 4×4 drive adds three more. Space Cab comes exclusively with a 4×4 drive and four-seat layout. LTZ is the only trim level used on this configuration. Finally, there is the 2021 Holden Colorado Chassis with a single cab. Still, buyers will have an option to get a manual transmission.

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Trim Levels

Like said, the Space Cab and LTZ are the pair, as well as Chassis Cab and LS. Besides these two packages, there are five more when the Crew Cab is the selection. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are the highlights on the base trim and 16-inch steel wheels are standard. The LS-X is available with the 4×4 drive and adds a black grille. Bars and 18-inch wheels are making it sportier. DAB+ digital radio is also part of this package.

The LT is not available for the 4×2. However, the LTZ is even better thanks to alloy wheels and sports bars on the bed. Multi-zone climate control and more safety features are included to improve convenience. Tow bar becomes standard at the LTZ+. This model also comes with leather upholstery. Top of the range version is the 2021 Holden Colorado Z71. The list of upgrades is long – unique paintjobs, roof rails, an upscale interior, special wheels, all-terrain tires… The Z71 is ready to take you anywhere.

2021 Holden Colorado Specs

Under the bonnet of the 2021 Holden Colorado is a 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine with 190 hp and 500 Nm of torque (370 lb-ft). You already noticed that two- and four-wheel drive are options. Automatic and manual transmissions are available, depending on the setup. The maximum towing capacity of the Holden Colorado is 3,500 kg (7,700 pounds), which is the same result as for the Chevy’s truck in the US.

Competition

The 2021 Holden Colorado is coming exclusively in Australia. There, the truck will face some similar faces like in the United States. Ford Ranger is now rivaling Chevy in the major market, again. In Australia, we will also see the battle between off-road versions – Colorado Z71 and Ranger Raptor. Toyota Hilux is Tacoma for the rest of the world. The Japanese company is also bringing specialists for all kinds of terrains – Rugged, Rugged X, and Rogue. Nissan Navara is one of the most reliable trucks in the world and it even serves as the base for the Mercedes X-Class.

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