The all-new Colorado crew cab range has become the latest Holden to be awarded a maximum five-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).
Launched last month, the new light commercial vehicle has a comprehensive list of active and passive safety features including Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), driver and front passenger airbags and full length curtain airbags standard across the range.
Colorado benefits from a robust frame and body structure constructed from high-strength steel and a technically advanced chassis system which delivers enhanced accident avoidance capabilities. Full length side impact protection beams reinforce the passenger safety cell and offers optimum protection in the event of a collision.
Holden New Zealand Managing Director, Jeff Murray said the crew cab range is an incredibly important and popular range for Holden, so to achieve this important third party endorsement is the icing on the cake.
"The new Colorado has generated a lot of excitement not only across our dealer network but also throughout the market place and this announcement confirms that this light commercial vehicle is a great addition to the Holden portfolio," Mr Murray said.
"We are thrilled by this announcement and with the response to the new Colorado which only enhances its well-earned and deserved reputation as a hardworking, solid, reliable and last but certainly not least safe LCV.
"One of the great things about the new Colorado is its ability to be a weekday workhorse and perform the duties of an SUV on the weekends, so it was imperative that this vehicle included increased standard passenger comfort and safety."
ANCAP Chairman, Mr Lauchlan McIntosh congratulated Holden on the stellar achievements.