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Future Holden Colorado revealed


GM has unveiled a new Colorado concept in its lead-up to the unveiling of the 2012 Holden Colorado, shown here in Chevrolet concept form

The Double-Cab Rally concept was unveiled at the Buenos Aires motorshow over the weekend, and, along with the ute shown in Bangkok earlier this year, hints at the future production Holden (Chevrolet) Colorado pick-up.

"Both trucks give a glimpse of the next generation Chevrolet global midsize pickup, which is of huge importance to consumers in many countries around the world. For example, in Brazil, costumers made Chevrolet's midsize truck the vehicle segment leader for 16 consecutive years," said Brad Merkel, GM Global Vehicle Line Executive.

Power is provided by a 2.8-litre turbodiesel, although no official figures have been released.

As well as 4WD, it gets 18-inch alloys, LED spotlights, 140mm performance shock absorbers and a suspension set-up that can be raised and lowered by 50mm. At the front, a bumper-integrated winch offers 4000kg of pulling power through 23 metres of reinforced steel cables.

Special features include acrylic windows for “greater protection from side impacts,” a perforated back cover to save weight, and a roll bar.

Inside, the top of the dashboard is covered in “textured leather" which is "adapted to incorporate the tools in the race car,” and the sports steering wheel incorporates LED lights, which indicate when to change gear. It also gets “shell” type sports seats and aluminium floor mats.

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