Due for launch in the second half of the year, prices will range from $26,990 for the DX 4x2 Single Cab, powered by a 2.5-litre turbo diesel engine with manual transmission, to $51,990 for the top-of-the-range 2.8-litre diesel LTZ Colorado 4x4 Crew Cab with an automatic.
The new high-riding Colorado will be sold in three body styles Single Cab, Space Cab and the family-friendly Crew Cab. There will be four spec levels: DX, LX, LT and LTZ. All Colorados powered by the 132kW 2.8-litre diesel boast a class-leading tow capacity of 3.5 tonnes.
Those with the 110kW 2.5-litre turbo diesel engine will have a 3.0 tonne tow capacity. Regardless of the Colorado workhorse boasts a one-tonne payload across the range.
It will be available in 4x2 or 4x4 guise across all Single and Crew Cab models, while Space Cab will be 4x4 only. Holden offers a six-speed automatic transmission as a $2000 option on all models except the entry level DX cab chassis, which is available with a five-speed manual transmission only.
Holden exec John Elsworth was pleased to announce the Colorado model line-up and pricing well ahead of launch. "With this announcement, customers can now pre-order a Colorado at their Holden dealer before the end of the financial year, and secure the first deliveries," Elsworth said.
"Like our dealers, we're really keen to show customers what a great product we have with this new generation Colorado.
"We've been able to put together a really competitive package with impressive diesel performance, great driving dynamics and a one-tonne payload on every model.
"Colorado has been developed for the global market with significant Holden input. The Holden Colorado will have a suspension tune that's unique to Australia and many of the accessories have been developed locally to specifically suit our conditions.
"With four Colorado models and three different body styles in either 4x2 or 4x4, we have a Colorado to suit every customer. "And the icing on the cake is Colorado's 3.5-tonne towing capacity on all models equipped with the new 2.8-litre turbo diesel engine."
The 2012 Holden Colorado will be packed with lifestyle and comfort features including Bluetooth connectivity, power windows, two auxiliary power outlets, auxiliary input, USB port and an iPod compatible audio system.
Colorado will also have a comprehensive array of safety features with Electronic Stability Control, ABS, driver and front passenger airbags and side curtain airbags standard across the range.
Holden will release a full list of specifications and features for the new Colorado range closer to its mid-year launch. In the meantime, you can preview and register their interest at: holden.com.au