Review Holden Colorado LTZ Space
Who would have thought that an Australian farmer had begged Ford more than 80 years ago, for a car to take his wife to church on Sunday and pigs to market on Monday, would lead to a phenomenon that continued to pass. through all ages.
The iconic gadget, which takes ownership almost an etiquette of this country, is immortalized in the songs and festivals and unforgettable adventures they seem to often bring.
In fact, it’s its constant appeal, that the best-selling car in 2016 was an ute, with one ton also accounting for three of the top five best-selling models in March this year.
No wonder Holden talked about the importance of the updated Colorado long before it arrived here late last year. As a mass seller for the brand, many hinges on its impressiveness.
We tested 4X4 LTZ Space Cab 4×4 for testing.
Is there anything interesting about its design? 7/10
I like an ute that looks like an ute – chunky, blunt and capable nose. Sculpted, sweeping lines can be all the rage, but at least in my mind, best suited for cute little cars that can never create an engine chord in angry.
Sure, today most 4WD (4WD) drives never leave the runway but we still want them to look like part, and with the new tense dual grille, aggressive posture and dad the headlights are refreshed, Colorado tick the box. It has a significant presence in metal, greatly enhancing its formidable stance.
A softer approach has been reserved for the interior space where clear care has been taken to ensure that Colorado is no longer lagging behind in terms of creature comforts provided by its rivals. competitors. The dash itself provides clear contours with hard dials and buttons, and surprisingly, soft-touch materials where you’ll expect them. The tools are simple and straightforward – this is an intended task after all – with a digital speedometer being a great reward.
The new Colorado automatically sees lower windows (2.5cm) when the door is opened to reduce the sound in the cabin after you climb in and close the door. At first it may be weird and take a bit to get used to, and since it can’t be disabled, we’re not the wiser one about whether it makes a difference. As a talking point, it’s quite convenient.
How realistic is the inner space? 7/10
So one of the reasons for the increasing popularity of ute is its versatility. Dual taxis are leading the event here – the ability to act as a means of working and playing and carrying with your family in a number of undeniable amenities, in the palace.
Although the Space Cab can meet the first two criteria, it is far different from a family car. Not that it has ever made any claims to that overlay, bothering you. The second row, and I’m using that term loosely, is actually a stiff reserve bench with two types of rectangular jump chairs with flip cushions to solve this problem.
My girls love an ute but look at their faces when they realize how the backseat works I will have dinner for months, moans after the 200km round trip, though, not so much .
Access is courtesy of the rear hinged doors that can only be opened if the front doors are knocked out, which complicates rear seat suggestions. It’s a different story for those in the front, with seats of the right shape and support, headrest not pushing the neck forward and room for legroom. You will have to struggle a bit to find the perfect driving position when the steering wheel height adjustment but not reach.
This tray is nicely proportioned and also with surfboards and palm leaves as it does with serious toolboxes.
However, the cabin feels quite comfortable inside, with handles and side steps supporting the entrance and exit, and a taller driving position and a large rearview mirror provide great visibility. Storage is a bit on the stingy side with space for one or two cups of coffee, usable central control bins and shallow door pockets. However, it’s a bit overwhelming for someone who has the means to act as a mobile office, however, one can’t help but think that a place to drop a diary or phone won’t go astray. direction.
Having a USB input – two would be better – and a few 12-volt sockets in the cabin for electronics. The tray is nicely proportioned and as well as the surfboard and palm fronds as with the serious working toolbox, but it misses out on a 12 volt tube and bushing that also feels poorly formulated at this price. Colorado’s towing capacity remains at 3500kg braked and 750kg is not tied to a payload at 1086kg, and an optional tow bar.
Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with? 7/10
Under Auto Hold, digital radio, automatic headlights and wipers, front and rear parking sensors, 18-inch electrically and electrically adjustable driver’s seat with tire monitoring system.
The multimedia system is easy to navigate, even on the go and a simple Bluetooth connection to connect.
What are the important stats for engine and transmission? 8/10
All Holden Colorados are powered by a powerful 2.8-liter turbo-diesel engine paired with a six-speed or six-speed automatic transmission, which is the $ 2200 option. In our test car, the power This is converted into 147kW power and maximum torque of 500 Nm, with manuals to do with less than 60Nm.
In cars, that torque is available from around 2000 rpm, so just a little bit of urgency is needed to get it.
A two-speed 4WD means you use two-wheel drive in most everyday driving situations but you have the option to choose 4WD when you need more grip.