Holden has updated their version of the Chevy Colorado known as the Holden Colorado and Holden Colorado7. These updates may hold clues to what General Motors has in store for the United States. Much of the new, North American-bound, Chevy Colorado will be based on components and research compiled through overseas variants – including Holden’s in Australia.
We recently caught a glimpse of a heavily disguised Chevrolet Colorado (several testing mules – actually) high-altitude testing in Colorado. All signs seem to point to a larger, more Silverado-like vehicle, being produced. Given the new batch of diesel and turbocharged truck engines, General Motors may be looking at something similar.
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“Holden has announced some fresh technical and equipment updates for the 2014MY Colorado and Colorado 7 range in Australia. The most important additions are the new Duramax 2 diesel engine, a new six-speed manual gearbox, an all-new infotainment system plus added safety features. When mated to the automatic transmission, the new 2.8-liter Duramax 2 diesel engine develops 197 hp (200PS) and a maximum 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque.
For the 2014 Colorado, Holden also introduces a new six-speed manual transmission that is standard across the Colorado truck range. When paired with the manual gearbox, the new diesel engine produces 197 hp (200 PS) and 440 Nm (324 lb-ft), available from 1,600 rpm to 2,800 rpm.” – – Holden Media
The six-speed manual hooked up to the 2.8-liter turbo-diesel sounds like a torque and MPG slam-dunk! Having a light pickup truck, equipped with a diesel and four-wheel drive, could be a game-changer for off road enthusiasts too. GM is bound to leak information soon and you can bet that The Fast Lane Truck will jump on it as soon as it’s available.
Check out this awesome spy video of the 2015 Chevy Colorado and several testing mules!