Holden Introduces New 197HP Diesel and Manual Gearbox on 2014 Colorado and Colorado 7

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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.

The 2014 Holden Colorado also introduces new chassis control systems such as Trailer Sway Control and Hill Start Assist across the entire Colorado and Colorado 7 range, as well as a Descent Control System on all models except the DX trim.

In terms of safety, both the SUV and the truck now come with front side impact airbags as standard for all LX, LT and LTZ models and Rear Park Assist and a rear camera for all Colorado 7 models and the Colorado LTZ.

Another new addition is the 7-inch color touchscreen, which is standard across Colorado LX, LT and LTZ models and Colorado 7 range. Holden’s MyLink infotainment system allows drivers to connect to Bluetooth and access apps.

Holden also offers new genuine accessories for the two models, including an alloy SuperBar, steel bullbar, black nudge and sports bars.

By Dan Mihalascu