There are many popular trucks across the world. Some of the most popular are the Ford Ranger, Toyota HiLux, and Nissan Navara. However, in Australia, the 2021 Holden Colorado is the No1 ute (word for a utility pickup truck). Yes, it is based on Chevrolet’s model in North America, but Holden is producing vehicles under its badge.
Compared to the US sibling, the 2021 Holden Colorado will have only a diesel engine. It is not bad, since this one is making the truck the most capable one in the market. A 2.8-liter Duramax unit can be combined with the Z71 off-road package and all-wheel drive. There are also several other available configurations for the upcoming Holden Colorado, which boosts the overall popularity.
Build the 2021 Holden Colorado
The 2021 Holden Colorado will be available with the Crew Cab and Space Cab. Next, you are selecting a drive type. Depending on the choice, there are three trim levels available with the 4×2, or three more with the 4×4. If you are after the Space Cab, then only the all-wheel drive is possible. Another difference between the two cab configurations is in the seating capacity. The Crew Cab offers room for five persons, while Space Cab has four seats. Also, the later cuts package options to a single choice – LTZ. If you plan to attach the trailer to the Colorado ute, then the Chassis Cab is also an option.
There are several trim levels available for the 2021 Holden Colorado Crew Cab. The base version is LS. The next step is LS-X, and it brings the all-wheel drive and several cosmetic upgrades. For example, there are digital radio, black grille, large 18-inch dark wheels, and sports bars. The base LS comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Outside, the entry-level is using 16-inch rims.
The LTZ is the next trim and it is available for both cab configurations. It also brings the 4×4 drive, while the LS is not going to offer this possibility. Again, sports bars are standard. The LTZ+ upgrades the offer with a tow bar, multi-zone climate control, and a few safety features. Still, the best is yet to come thanks to the Z71 trim. The off-road package delivers unique styling and performance configurations. Of course, all the previous features are included, while the cabin gets the premium leather upholstery and a few special accents.
2021 Holden Colorado Diesel Engine
The only source of power for the 2021 Holden Colorado is a Duramax turbodiesel. It is the same one we can find under the bonnet of Chevrolet’s truck in the US. Performances are equal – the unit is good for 190 hp and 370 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. Converted to towing capacity, that is 3,500 kg, or 7,700 lbs, which is the class-leading number in North America. In Australia, besides the automatic gearbox, there is also a manual transmission. All these options are making the Holden Colorado so popular in Australia, despite the tough competition. Ford Ranger, Toyota Hilux, and Nissan Navara are models we meet in different markets, but Aussies love utes. So, in this market, you can also find Isuzu D-Max, Mitsubishi L200, VW Amarok, and even Toyota Land Cruiser truck.