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New Holden Colorado Storm 2019 pricing and specs confirmed: Rugged ute on sale for a limited time

The Storm nameplate was last used on the Colorado in October 2017, but it’s now back for another short stint.

Holden has launched a limited-edition variant of the Colorado ute, with the resurrected Storm available to order until December 31 and priced at $53,990 driveaway.

Based on the automatic Colorado 4x4 LTZ dual-cab pick-up, which is priced from $52,690 plus on-road costs, the Storm adds an accessories package that “showcases the tried and tested durability of our utes with added style, function and, most importantly, value”, according to Holden engineer Jeremy Tassone.

Specifically, the Storm features black nudge and sports bars, a bonnet protector, an LED light bar, roof rails, ‘Storm’ side decals and a soft-drop tailgate.

All in all, the lion brand says the Storm has $4800 worth of extra equipment when compared to the variant it is based upon.

Standard equipment otherwise includes 18-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, rain-sensing wipers, side steps, a DuraGuard spray-on tub liner, a Helical limited-slip differential and LED tail-lights.

Inside, an 8.0-inch touchscreen multimedia system, satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, DAB+ digital radio, a seven-speaker sound system and a six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat feature.

Advanced driver-assist systems extend to forward collision warning, lane departure warning, tyre pressure monitoring, a reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, hill-descent control and hill-start assist.

The Storm is motivated by a 2.8-litre Duramax turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine that produces 147kW of power at 3600rpm 500Nm of torque at 2000rpm. It is mated to a six-speed torque-converter automatic transmission.

While the Storm comes with Holden’s five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty, it also eligible for seven years of free scheduled servicing.

The Storm is set to be joined in showrooms next month by Ford’s limited-edition Ranger FX4, and while it will adopt a more sinister look, its pricing is yet to be announced.